Fodor's Expert Review Mljet National Park

Mljet Park (National/State/Provincial) Fodor's Choice

Most people come to Mljet to visit the peaceful national park that covers the entire western part of the island and encompasses the towns of Pomena and Polače, plus miles of dense pine forests, biking and walking trails, and two interconnected aquamarine saltwater lakes—Malo Jezero (Little Lake) and Veliko Jezero (Big Lake)—which are ideal for swimming from spring to autumn. The Benedictine monks who owned the island between 1191 and 1410 left a significant footprint; they dug a transport channel to the coast through the lakes, which turned them from freshwater to saltwater. In the middle of Veliko Jezero is the Isle of St. Mary, with its charming 12th-century monastery, which now houses a small restaurant. You can reach the Isle of St. Mary by boat (30 Kn return) or kayak (80 Kn per hour) from the small bridge Mali Most. Mountain bikes are also available to rent at Mali Most or from Hotel Odisej in Pomena. The park is within walking distance from the port... READ MORE

Most people come to Mljet to visit the peaceful national park that covers the entire western part of the island and encompasses the towns of Pomena and Polače, plus miles of dense pine forests, biking and walking trails, and two interconnected aquamarine saltwater lakes—Malo Jezero (Little Lake) and Veliko Jezero (Big Lake)—which are ideal for swimming from spring to autumn. The Benedictine monks who owned the island between 1191 and 1410 left a significant footprint; they dug a transport channel to the coast through the lakes, which turned them from freshwater to saltwater. In the middle of Veliko Jezero is the Isle of St. Mary, with its charming 12th-century monastery, which now houses a small restaurant. You can reach the Isle of St. Mary by boat (30 Kn return) or kayak (80 Kn per hour) from the small bridge Mali Most. Mountain bikes are also available to rent at Mali Most or from Hotel Odisej in Pomena. The park is within walking distance from the port in Polače or Pomena, or if you arrive to the port in Sobra you can catch a local bus.

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Quick Facts

Pristanište 2
Govedari, Dubrovacko-Neretvanska  20225, Croatia

020-744–041

www.np-mljet.hr

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: June–Sept., 125 Kn; Oct.–May, 70 Kn

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