Polače - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the shorefront, restaurants and quayside of Polače, a small fishing village on Mljet Island. This picture was taken late in the afternoon in September 2011.
Polače - FURTHER INFORMATION
Polače - Mljet Island visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Polače' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dubrovnik-Neretva.
Polače is a small fishing village on the shores of Luka Polače (Polace Bay), a deep bay at the north-western end of Mljet Island (Otok Mljet) in Croatia. As can be seen from the satellite view of the Google map, Polače basically consists of a single line of buildings that hug the shoreline.
The small village is popular as an overnight anchorage for sailing and cruising holiday makers. Most of the buildings in the village have good restaurants, many specialising in fish. Some of these even have moorings allowing customers to disembark from their yachts directly into the dining area.
Polače also has some Roman ruins overlooking the bay next to the kiosk for tickets to enter Mljet National Park. Small buses run regularly from Polače to the ferry point on veliki jezera (a large inlet) from which small boats serve Sv Marije and the 12th century Monastery of St Mary.
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 Miljet National Park.