Island Mljet Travel Guide
You will love this island as soon as you see it.
The island of Mljet is attractive in many ways. The intricate coastline holds many enticing beaches, especially the sandy beach of Saplunara. Like a great emerald it glistens in the Mediterranean sun. It is bathed in crystal waves and pearl-like spray, and on calm, sunny days, Mljet, complacent, admires its charms in the endless blue of the Adriatic Sea.
Mljet is well known for being Croatia's greenest island. Don't miss to sample local red and white wines, olives and homemade goat cheese. Waters around Mljet Island are rich in fish and marine life.
Where to stay
If you're looking for a peaceful and unspoiled vacation Mljet Island is the perfect destination. Breathtaking nature, including pristine beaches, verdant forests, and striking inland sea lakes, provide an ideal escape from the noise and stress of daily life.
To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay, visitors can choose from a variety of accommodations, such as hotels, apartments, and villas. Let us assist you in selecting the ideal lodging for your Mljet Island experience.
Getting to/from Island Mljet
To get to Mljet Island, the closest airports are Dubrovnik or Split. From there, you can take public transportation, drive yourself, or take a ferry to reach the island. The nearest airport to Mljet is Dubrovnik Airport, which is about a 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Prapratno. From there, car ferries depart for the island several times a day, year-round. Split Airport is also an option, with daily fast ferry services available from April to October.
During the summer season, visitors can reach Mljet from Dubrovnik via a daily fast ferry departing in the afternoon, another daily fast ferry departing in the morning and afternoon, or a bus option. Kapetan Luka's morning fast catamaran ferry is available for visitors to reach Mljet island from Hvar, Brac, Korcula, Makarska, Lastovo, and Vis.
The main car ferry port on the island is located in Sobra, which is connected by car ferry to Prapratno. Visitors driving from Split should follow directions towards the new Pelješac bridge, while those driving from Dubrovnik can follow directions to Doli and then to Prapratno. Once on the island, visitors can choose from public buses, taxis, scooter and car rentals, and cycling to get around.
Explore Island Mljet
Island Mljet boasts Croatia's lushest greenery, clear seas, sandy beaches and an abundance of marine life. Mljet is considered one of Croatia's most beautiful islands. The island is also famous for its white and red wines, olives, and goat cheese.
At the north end of the island are two salted lakes, Veliko and Malo Jezero, with the small St. Mary's Island in the middle of Veliko Jezero hosting an old Benedictine monastery. Veliko and Malo Jezero, along with Saplunara beach on the south of the island, are favorite swimming spots for both locals and visitors.
The north-western part of Mljet belongs to Mljet National Park, a must-visit if you are on the island.
Top activities include visiting the National Park, kayaking, cycling, taking a boat to St. Mary's Island, and visiting Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero.
Pomena and Polače are the main villages on the island and attract many visitors during the summer season, but become quieter once the boats leave.