Mljet Island - FURTHER INFORMATION
Mljet Island - Mljet Island visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Mljet Island' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dubrovnik-Neretva.
Mljet Island (Otok Mljet) is the southernmost island off the Dalmatian coast in Croatia just south of the Peljesac Peninsula and close to Dubrovnik. The island is famous for Mljet National Park, which covers most of the western end and in which is found the Monastery of Saint Mary, a famous tourist attraction.
The main settlements on Mljet Island include Mljet, Babino Polje, Goveđari, Babine Kuće, Pristaniste, Soline,, Pomena, Blato, Korita, Kozarica, Maranovići, Okuklje, Polače, Prožura, Prožurska Luka, Ropa, Saplunara and Sobra.
Mljet - Travel & Tourist AttractionsThe island's settlements are relaxed and good places to visit. Most of them lie on the coastline and used to be fishing villages. They often have very good fish restaurants. Tourist attractions found on Otok Mljet include:
- Mljet National Park - 54 km² of parkland covered with woods, ideal for walking and home to the Monastery of St Mary.
- Monastery of Saint Mary - 12th century monastery built on the small island of Sv Marije.
- Polače - relaxed fishing village with Roman ruins and excellent fish restaurants. Popular mooring and anchoring spot for small cruise boats, sailing ships and leisure boats.
- Saplunara Beach - beautiful secluded beach near Saplunara village.
- Roman Ruins - found both on Sv Marije island and in Polače.
- Gvozdena gama - bay on southern side of Mljet island with a cave.
- Uvala Jama (Ulysses Cave) - also known as Odysseus' cave, a dramatic sea cave near Babino Polje and mythical home of Calypso the sea nymph.
- Uvala Blaca (or Limuni) - largest beach on the island, but not very crowded due to it's remoteness and lack of amenities. Uvala Blaca (or Limuni) - small, pebble beach 4km from Babino Polje.
- Ostaševica and Movrica Caves - small caves near Babino Polje which can be explored either solo or with a guide. Always take appropriate gear and safety precautions.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: Dubrovnik airport
Ferry: Regular ferries to Sobra Port from both Dubrovnik and Prapratno.
Road: A two lane road runs along the island linking the villages. Toll and entrance fees apply to take cars into Mljet National Park.