Welcome to the island of Mljet, the most beautiful and 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 peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty of the natural surroundings.
Mljet was already mentioned in the fourth century BC in Greek literature and the numerous Greek amphora and shipwrecks along the coast of Mljet are evidence that Greek sailors stayed on its shores 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]. There are some of the best natural anchorages in the Adriatic in Polače.

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Panoramic view of the Prožura bay, island Mljet, Croatia

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MLJET:

1) Full of untouched nature
2) Home of the National Park
3) Amazing local fish food
4) The first inhabitants came 4000 years ago

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National Park Mljet

Mljet National Park is the most important protected area of the Dalmatian south and it is the oldest National Park at the Adriatic. The park covers the western part of the island, which many regards 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 aptly named Great Lake and 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 this beautiful isle, situated in the southern part of the Great Lake. The monastery was built from 1177 to 1198 initially and later the church. Over the 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.