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Mljet Travel Guide

Mljet is the first larger island one come upon while sailing the Croatian Adriatic from the direction from south to north. It is Croatia's greenest island with its Mediterranean vegetation, clear and clean sea, gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. The island is conisdered to be one of the most beautiful of the Croatian islands too.

Mljet LocationMljet is well known for its white and red wine, olives and goat's cheese. It is indeed an unspoilt island covered by a dense Mediterranean forest. The sea around here is rich in fish and marine life. The island is also well known for its two salted lakes - Veliko and Malo Jezero that are located at the north end of the island. On the small St Mary's Island in the middle of Veliko Jezero lake, there is an old Benedictine monastery. Beside beach Saplunara (on the south of the island), Veliko and Malo Jezero are favorite swimming spots for locals and visitors alike. North- west part of the island of Mljet is also one of Croatian National Parks, and is therefore, one of the favorite destinations for travellers to this part of Croatia.

The island has a regular ferry connections with Dubrovnik as well as car ferry connection with Peljesac Peninsula at the Croatian mainland. See Mljet island ferry map. Local excursions can be done from Korcula Town too. Read more about Mljet at Croatian Tourist Board

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  • Dubrovnik to Mljet & Mljet to Dubrovnik

    The nearest distance from Dubrovnik to Mljet Island is just over 14 nautical miles (about 27 km) and 38 km (20 nm) to the nearest ferry port, Sobra. There are several direct foot passenger ferry connections to Mljet from Dubrovnik all year …
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  • Split to Mljet

    The nearest distance from Split to Mljet Island is just under 76 nautical miles (about 141 km) and the shortest driving distance is about 220 km. There are no direct car ferries from Split to Mljet. However,  there are two direct foot passenger …
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  • Buses on Mljet Island

    There are two bus lines on the Mljet : Bus 18 – west side of the island – goes from Pomena to Sobra (via Goverdjari, Pristaniste, Polace, Ropa and Babino Polje) Bus 19  – east of the island – goes from Saplunara to Sobra (via Korita, …
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  • Getting to Mljet Island

    There is no airport on the island of Mljet so to get to the nearest airport you will need to fly to either Dubrovnik or Split airport and from there take available public transport or drive to reach Mljet. There …
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  • Polace

    above photo: Views over the bay Polače – the port and village on the island of Mljet Polace, a village in the western part of the northern coast of the island of Mljet. It is the largest and the safest …
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  • The Church and Benedictine Monastery

    The Church and Benedictine Monastery on St Mary’s island on Mljet are among the oldest church complexes in the Adriatic. This valuable monument of Croatia’s Romanesque culture belongs to the Diocese of Dubrovnik and is open for visitors all year round. It is …
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  • Shopping in Mljet

    Shopping for food in the National Park is easy. There is a small but well-stocked supermarket “Studenac” in Pomena, where you can find everything you may need for preparing your own meals if you are staying in the self-catering apartment …
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