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Mljet National Park

National Park Mljet

Visiting Mljet National Park

Mljet National Park covers the entire northwest part of Mljet Island see the map below.

Park’s Main Attractions

Mljet National Park is a large area that borders two saltwater lakes – Veliko and Malo Jezero (Large and Small Lake). The Lakes stretch for about 4 kilometers. Right in the middle of the Large Lake, there is a small island/islet Melita (Sveta Marija) with a large building of the former Benedictine monastery, erected there in the 12th century (see photo above). The monastery’s building is now a café/restaurant. The small island is connected by boats that sail there from both sides of the Lake. A similar landscape with lakes and small islet you can also visit is Plitvice Lakes national park which is situated in the northern part of Croatia (see details here)

Map of National Park

Map of Mljet National Park

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Exploring Mljet National Park

As both lakes are encircled by well-marked paths, you can cycle or stroll along the pleasant, shaded footpaths. You can also rent a bicycle in Pomena, Polače, and at Mali Most to cycle around.

Kayaking is allowed too, so if wish, you can rent a kayak at Mali Most (the point where two lakes are joined by a narrow channel) to paddle around both lakes.

Swimming and sunbathing in Park is good fun – as the water here is much warmer than on the seashores of the island (which is great if you want to swim in colder months)

To enjoy the stunning scenery from the hills above the Mljet coastline and Park you can take a hike up the hills (200 m) to get the views. If you need to shop for basic items in the Park, the best place to do it is in Pomena, in its shopping market.

Lakes in National Park Mljet

The Entrance to National Park

The access to the park is on the north or west 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 a 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 regularly scheduled boats are sailing to Sv. Marija (Melita) islet. Both paths are clearly signed and lead through nice pine and bay woods.

(Note: No motor vehicles are allowed in the park – you can rent a car or scooter and drive along the island, but not in the National Park itself.)

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Park Opening hours:

High Season: Every day from 8 am to 8 pm
Low Season: 
Every day from 9 am to 5 pm

Entrance fees:

  • Adult: low season 70 Kuna; high season 125 Kuna
  • Children & students: low season 50 Kuna; high season 70 Kuna
  • Children under age 7: free entrance
  • Ferry ticket to Sv Marija Islet: 30 kunas (return)
  • Park guided tour: 400 Kuna – (the tour lasts for about 2 hrs); more tours are also available

Location Map of Mljet National Park:

GPS location coordinates: 42.776845, 17.389819

Address: Pristanište 2, 20226, Goveđari – Mljet; Tel: +385 (0)20 744 041; Web: