Welcome to the island of Mljet, the most beautiful and most forested island in the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean.  Untouched nature, the island’s mysticism, olive groves, vineyards and rich forests are ideal places to research the rich flora and fauna and to peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty of the natural surroundings.
It was already mentioned in the fourth century BC in Greek writing, and the numerous Greek amphora and shipwrecks along the coast of Mljet are evidence that Greek sailors stayed on the shores of Mljet during their journeys. Mljet National Park makes up most of the island, and there are several villages, two saltwater lakes – Veliko and Malo Jezero, and a Benedictine monastery on the island of Sv. Marija [St. Mary] . In Polače there are some of the best natural anchorages in the Adriatic.

 

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Panoramic view of the Prožura bay, island Mljet, Croatia

4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MLJET:

1) Full of untouched nature
2) Home of National Park “Mljet”
3) Amazing local fish food
4) First inhabitants came 4000 years ago

Things to do in Mljet

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National Park Mljet

situated on the island of the same name, Mljet National Park is the most important protected area of the Dalmatian south. It is the oldest National Park at the Adriatic. The park covers the western part of the island, which many regard as the most alluring in the Adriatic, full of lush and varied Mediterranean vegetation. The park includes two deep bays which, due to their extremely narrow links with the sea, are regarded as and indeed named lakes: the Great Lake and the Small Lake

Monastery at island Mljet in Croatia - travel background

St. Mary Island

There is a Benedictine monastery with the Church of Saint Mary on the Isle of Saint Mary situated in the southern part of the Great Lake. The area of the isle is 1.2 acres (0.5 hectares). The monastery was being built from 1177 to 1198. Initially, the Benedictines built the monastery and later on the church. During centuries, the church changed its appearance under the influence of different styles, the Renaissance and Baroque, but the central part remained Romanesque. The Church of Saint Mary as part of the monastery compound is a single nave Romanesque (Apulian) construction,

 

MLJET IS ALL ABOUT EATING QUALITY FOOD

 

Presenting few restaurants, cafe, and market where you can expect only superb food, produce and amazing dishes for good prices. Everything you need for gastronomic superb experience

 

Tavern Maestral

“Maestral” is a restaurant that has been operating successfully for 12 years, is located on the island of Mljet in Okuklje. Compound local cuisine and local ingredients. The island of Mljet is famous for its homemade cuisine like you’ve never tasted before. Also, view from the terrace helps a lot.

okuklje mljet

Restaurant “Stermasi”

This restaurant is a proud user of all organic ingredients from the island of Mljet. They have their own garden where they grow 21  different sorts of fruits and vegetables. They are honored to commend eco production of extra virgin oil which is very common to the islands. 

 

restaurant stermasi mljet

 

 

 

Restaurant Barba

Sitting pretty in a prime harbor-front spot with lots of polished wood and a slim covered terrace, this elegant place is one of Zadar’s best restaurants. The cooking marries fresh Croatian produce, rich French-style sauces and plenty of Italian touches. The seafood, however, is a touch on the pricey side for what you get.

restaurant barba mljet