Mljet National Park
Visiting Mljet National Park
Mljet National Park covers the entire north-west part of Mljet Island see the map below.
Park’s Main Attractions
Mljet National Park is large area that borders two salt water lakes - Veliko and Malo Jezero (Large and Small Lake). The Lakes stretch for about 4 kilometres. Right in the middle of the Large Lake there is a small island / islet Melita (Sveta Marija) with large building of former Benedictine monastery, erected there in 12th century (see photo above). The monastery’s building is now café/restaurant. The small island is connected by boats that sail there from both sides of the Lake.
Map of Nationl Park
Exploring Mljet National Park
Kayaking is also allowed, so if wish, you can rent a kayak at Mali Most (the point where two lakes are joined by narrow channel) to paddle around the Lakes.
Swimming and sunbathing in Park is a good fun - as water here is much warmer than on seashores of the island (which is great if you want to swim in colder months)
The Entrance to National Park
The access to the park is at the north or western coast through villages Pomena and Polače. Although there is no official entrance to the National Park as such, visitors are expected to pay for the entrance (buy your ticket at kiosk in Polače or Pomena. Info brochures and leaflets as well as maps of the Park are available in both kiosks.
From Polače it takes about 40 minutes to walk along the path through a wood and across the valley to Veliko and Malo Jezero.
From Pomena it takes about 10 minutes to walk to Malo Jezero and another 10 minutes to Small Bridge (Mali Most) from where regular scheduled boats are sailing to Sv. Marija (Melita) islet. Both paths are clearly signed and lead through a nice pine and bay woods.
(Note: No motor vehicles are allowed in the park - you can rent a car and drive along the island, but not in the National Park itself.)
Location Map of Mljet National Park:
GPS location coordinates: 42.776845, 17.389819