"fragrant and robust island" Otok Mljet by picek

Otok Mljet Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 95 photos

Not only National park, entire Mljet is so enchanting place... its history diversified by different landlords and rulers, it's home of many legends as well as true stories.

Ulysses. St. Paul.

Pirates. Benedictines.

Poisonous snakes finished by mungos. Mugnos therefore became one of symbols for Mljet ... but they were brought to the island only in begining of 20ieth century. They didn't only finsih all snakes poisonous, but also many birds.

It's island that hardly sees snow and has pleasant winter temperatures around 15 degreec C. Terrain from fertile Karst fields (Polje) to sparsely vegetated hills, has excellent air and water quality. Red soils of Mljet allow some agriculture, mainly wine growing and extensive, small scale fields to grow crops and vegetables which are excellent quality with such amount of sun. Olive groves are plentiful, fig trees, goats too and there are few donkeys though they were lot more before motorization. Without any doubt, whatever grows from Mljet farmer is a treasure. Today, less than 1000 people live on the island, kids will go to high schools and university in Dubrovnik and some might return.

Steep rocky coasts and secluded sandy beaches.... but my favourite are first ones.

It's lots to explore here, from villages to nature. Mljet has not yet been hard hit by construction fever.

Thick pine forests cover most of island. The rest is rock and shrubs.

Its most visited site is Mljet National Park, which itself is essentially scenic place. I have done separate page for it, if you like to glimpse at its scenery. It's trully gorgeous there, like a paradise.

A vegetation finds home in such extreme places as 'bare' rocky coast.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:so much to see, so diverse an island. Its people are among friendliest in Croatia we met.
  • Cons:a bit more expensive than other places and not so much public transport options
  • In a nutshell:brilliant place for explorer and romantic traveler. Hey, ride a bike or donkey or walk it :)
  • Last visit to Otok Mljet: Sep 2010
  • Intro Updated Nov 5, 2010
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2011 at 6:49 AM

    Hello, Vesna! I enjoy reading your pages that are full of inspiration and great detail and obsevrations...Thanks a lot! Keep up the great work!~

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Vesna, fabulous page with outstanding photos of Otok Mljet. I must admit, that although I have been to the area "Split, Ploce, Dubrovnik" I can't remember hearing about this lovely island. I will keep it in mind for my next trip to southern Croatia.

  • marvelous_girl's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2010 at 11:47 PM

    it looks like a beautiful place to visit.all the photos r amazing :)

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    Cudovito! Kamnite vasice, modrina morja, tisina narave, aromaterapija, ekoloski pridelki... ('sir iz ulja', mmm). Na Mljetu sem bila pred veliko leti, zal brez avta. Vecino casa sem prezivela okrog jezera, bivala pa v kamniti hisici - Babine kuće :)

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