St Mary’s Island

St Mary’s Island in Mljet National Park is a pretty little fairy tale islet featuring a picturesque Benedictine monastery. This popular spot is situated in the quiet corner of the Large Lake, within the Park itself, just a short boat trip ride from Mali Most (Small Lake).

This is a lovely place to wander around the old Monastery, its grounds and ruins. You will get some great views across the Lake from various spots around the island. A nice way to spend a couple of hours or indeed the whole afternoon where you can also go for a swim or snorkel if you wish. Although the island is only small you could really enjoy this beautiful place.

In the local restaurant ‘Melita’ you can get coffee and refreshments while enjoying your romantic and peaceful day.
The fare for a boat ride is included in your entry to park ticket price, all you have to do is to show it to the boat captain. See how to get to this island page.

See more info on how to get to St Mary’s islet

Cycling to St Mary’s:

If you are staying for few days in Mljet, you may prefer visiting this lovely spot by bicycle. If you prefer to do this, just cycle to the nearest spot to the Islet and you will see the small jetty there, right across the Island. From there, if you wave an orange flag, the local skipper will come by small boat and will take you for a free boat ride over to the Island.

Map of St. Mary Island

Map of St. Mary Island

  • benedictine monastery
  • st marys island old photos
  • mljet monastery restaurant

Walking path around the Island

Walking path around the Island

Lovely shade to cool down

Lovely shade to cool down

Panorama of the island viewed from the south side

Panorama of the island viewed from the south side

Restaurant on the Island

Restaurant on the Island

A walking area along the seashore

A walking area along the seashore

You will also see a couple of donkeys here

A couple of donkeys near the stables

Location Map

Map of St Mary's Island - Mljet island

GPS location coordinates 42.768830, 17.360051 – see its location in the large map