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Mljet National Park Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 125 photos

I find Mljet like a jewel in the Adriatic and its National park is paralleled to paradise when you're there after main season yet in warm time of a year.

Mljet in general has no large towns, no yet that type of (mass) tourism that happened in other places along the Adriatic coast from Italy to Monte Negro and resulted in over-built up areas that took best locations by the sea, privatized access of once common coast ... and best views along elevated slopes, it has no large camps or very big hotels, we didn't see resorts either, it has modest nightlife and as well a little traffic on the roads and limited public transportation.

National park is trully enchanting place, a combination of the preserved traditional settlements (like Govedjari), and nature of explicit beauty, one almost intact. Nevertheless, National park is the most visited area on Mljet naturally, which in peak of season gets hundreds of visitors whom may come on a day trip from other places (Polace is reachable by katamaran - passenger ferry from Dubrovnik in less than 2 hrs) or stay here many days longer. It has been visited by worlds top celebrities, tycoons, politicians and commoner like you and me, and yes... there are so many reason to simply like that place and fall in love with it at first sight :) So good to take endless strolls or active walks here when you're all soaked in colors and fragrances and natural sounds.

I guess September was for me best time I could choose but the first weather changes reminded here is autumn to come as well very soon.

Greatest charachteristic of NP are its two salt lakes (in fact, they are not really lakes but something like very enclosed gulf or fjord with sea water inside) which in Croatian are Veliko and Malo slano jezero - the large one has iconic Saint Mary (Sv. Marija) island with Benedictine monastery, and round lakes hectares of Aleppo pines forest growing everywhere from the water edge till the tops of mountains.

All information regarding the park, its flora and fauna, rules for visitors and ticket information can be found from the park official web site here

Now, after winer had hit my land those Mljet landscapes eternaly come back to me in a dream and in moments before sleep.

Therefore, the only 'cure' is to know that one day you will return.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Mljet will put a spell upon body and soul - it's all naturally colored and not yet destroyed by developers
  • Cons:you have to walk around - but no problem, distances are not that difficult to cover
  • In a nutshell:It is amazing place to visit in Europe - if you have seen Mljet, you've seen them all (kidding - kind of)
  • Last visit to Mljet National Park: Jan 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2012 at 7:14 AM

    great page!

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2011 at 2:43 AM

    Wow, cudovito! Podrobni opisi in cudovite fotografije! Vsi ti odtenki modre barve... pravi balzam za oci in duso :) Na Mljetu sem bila v casu vojne in otocek je bil totalno zapuscen. V Soline pa smo hodili na nedeljsko kosilo :) Slane sardele, mmm...

  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2010 at 2:58 AM

    Fine pages on a lovely place :-)

  • besal's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    National Parks are my favorite places to visit, there is so much color. Thanks for sharing. Amir

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