These lakes are connected to the Adriatic Sea by a narrow channel and are surrounded by dense forests, making for a unique and picturesque landscape.
Time magazine once named Mljet as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
Mljet is a magical island where Mother Nature remains utterly unspoilt. Its lush Aleppo pine and holm oak forest coupled with two emerald-green lakes have earned it the title “the green island”.
It is, unquestionably, a paradise. Time magazine once named Mljet as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, and legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau loved it here.
According to legend, Greek hero Ulysses stayed here for seven years after being shipwrecked. Surrounded by picturesque fauna-filled fields, the egg-shaped Ulysses’ Cave is a must-see.
Aleppo pine and holm oak forest coupled with two emerald-green lakes have earned it the title “the green island”.
Hiking and cycling paths weave their way across the entire island, through rich forests, along the lake shores and over the heavenly hills of Mljet National Park to the cliffs and rocky shores opening on to the azure Adriatic.
For those more active, Mljet is abundant with gravel country roads, perfect for cycling, as well as asphalted roads, ideal for scenic drives with your family and children. Rent a kayak or canoe and make your vacation unforgettable by paddling on the pristine waters of the Small and Big Lakes within the untouched nature of the national park. After your ride, be sure to leave some time to pass through the channel under the Little Bridge, especially if you have children.
If you are a spelunking enthusiast, Mljet is rich in numerous caves, and we especially recommend visiting the geomorphological phenomenon, Odysseus' Cave near Babino Polje on the southern side of the island, which is also perfect for exploration along with numerous underwater caves and the stunning marine world, ideal for diving enthusiasts.
And at the end of the day, wherever you are on the island, whether you are an adventurer or not, don't forget to pause and enjoy the magnificent sunsets and experience the unique power and beauty of the island of Mljet.