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  • touch the open sea - Mljet National Park
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You have reached that tiny village of Soline on shores of Soline gulf further from the Big lake if you walked (or cycled) 3 kilometers from Pristaniste and it could be by now time to have nice local snack or dinner in one of a few 'konobas' here - an excellent choice to enjoy home made dish of more or less local ingredient.

A few houses there are in Soline, nestled on a thin coast line between the sea and the slopes of the mountain; mostly these are old and now earn better money with tourism than before with fishing and farming, but still ... fishing remains important part of the villagers life; it is impossible to reject the fruits of the sea that you have on the reach of the hand... you can just imagine all that fish and crab, octopuses and sea shells so fresh and available - and with small boats of a local, fished sustainable... yes, there are a few boats by the shore, used when needed. And new appartment for rent were built in a house not so long ago, used primarly for tourists (well, boutique tourists).

Soline were founded in 1825 by family of Petar Srsen and as I observed quickly it is still untill today that most houses will bear Srsen family name. The name of the village is derived from a word 'sol' which is 'salt' in English, and it (salt) was collected for centuries by Benedictines from the St. Mary island and nowsadays by Soline people.

Only few minutes from village there will be mouth to open sea - or Soline channel, the area where 'wild' sea begings, a completely differenty world!

Address: Soline
Directions: by the big lake, see signs - it's 3 km from the port or Pristaniste where main park office and boat to island is

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  • Updated Sep 29, 2010
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