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Mljet (Croatia)

Practical information about Mljet

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Island
  • Park and garden
  • Lake
  • Unesco World Heritage
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
It's just 1 hour and 30 minutes by catamaran from Dubrovnik
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Mljet

Timothée D. Travel writer
285 travel articles

One of the most isolated and remote islands on the continent, Mljet is a real paradise barely affected by mass tourism, unlike other coastal islands.

My suggestion:
Bear in mind, however, that while the island is more isolated and less popular, it isn't necessarily less expensive, quite the contrary. Used to rather wealthy customers, the prices are sometimes much higher than in other destinations in the country.

Mljet offers a unique setting: an isolated island, less tourists than anywhere else, and amazing nature. The island has two ports where the ferries come in: Polace and Sobra. I highly recommend staying in Polace, the gateway to Mljet National Park. This is where I was based. You can easily hire bicycles or scooters and follow the trails through the incredible nature that surrounds you.

In the heart of the national park, there's an inland lake. The island offers a fine choice of walks, a monastery, and a high hill overlooking the landscape which reveals an incredible view of the island and its coasts. While I was absolutely delighted with my stay in Mljet, I wasn't overly impressed by the lack of an old town. Polace is like a new, unexciting city.

View of Mljet lake and the coast