About Mljet Island
Mljet Island boasts a superb National Park which covers almost half of its area. The park is densely wooded although one of its major features, apart from its overall natural beauty, are the two salt water lakes of which the larger is home to a 12th Century Benedictine Monastery and church of St Mary (the warmer waters in these lakes make them ideal for bathing even outside of the main season). A peaceful holiday location, ideally suited to those who love nature and a quiet evening enjoying the local cuisine. Exploration by boat, bicycle and on foot are all possible and recommended.
The island was once part of the Republic of Ragusa and boasts some fine 16th & 17th Century buildings and some of the fishing villages in the east offer the visitor a glimpse of the pre-modern age. The catamarans from Dubrovnik land at Pomena and Polace in the national park and the car ferry from the Peljesac peninsula lands at Sobra in the middle of the island - whichever way you arrive you will not be disappointed by Mljet's natural beauty.
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"Loved it, we had a fabulous time. Highlights were: Discovering that Split is like a cross between Venice/Rome/Barcelona, Hiring a boat from Hvar to visit the Pakleni Islands, Walking around the deserted small lake on Mljet, Trying to get our heads around how amazing Dubrovnik was - could have spent a week there happily, but now we have an excuse to go back!"
J Tofts, UK, August 2016
"Only issue we had was that the island ferry timetable had changed from the one provided (to Mljet). Fortunately the time was one hour later and not one hour earlier! All other arrangements were perfect. We spent our last morning at the town of Ston and would like to recommend it - an amazing place!"
M Eeuwens, UK, June 2016