View from Sv Marije Island - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour taken from the causeway on Sv Marije island in Mljet National Park. From this vantage point there are good views over Veliko jezero to Pristaniste and Kuce, while on the island St Mary's church is clearly visible. All surrounded crystal clear water and pine covered hills. Picture taken September 2011.
View from Sv Marije Island - FURTHER INFORMATION
View from Sv Marije Island - Mljet Island visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'View from Sv Marije Island' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dubrovnik-Neretva.
Home to the 12th century Monastery of Saint Mary and some Roman ruins, Sv Marije Island is one of the most important sights in Mljet National Park. The small, circular island sits in Veliko jezero (Big Lake), which is actually a deep sea inlet, linked to the Adriatic by a narrow neck at the eastern end that feeds into luka Gonoturska (Gonoturska Bay) on the southern side of Mljet Island.
Small ferries take visitors to the island from either Pristanište or near to Malo jezero. It is also possible to hire sea kayaks to paddle across the lake, and some people will make the trip by kayak from the nearby coastal settlements of Polače and Pomena, a trip that takes around 1.5 hours each way.
As well as the church and Roman ruins, Sv Marije has a restaurant and cafe. Paths lead around the island and through the woods, within which are a couple of ancient chapels. There is a popular swim spot near the rear of the island and the waters here are crystal clear.