Reasons to visit Mljet
19.04.2017. | Local Destinations
Mljet is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region. It's located nearby Korčula and Dubrovnik. Mljet lies south of the Pelješac peninsula, from which it is divided by the Mljet Channel.
Things that make this island so special are its incredible history and tradition. Homerus wrote about Mljet in his poem Odyssey. Odysseus has been shipwrecked and was trapped on the island for 7 years. Local population believes that Mljet is actually ancient Ogigia.
The northwestern part of the island includes an inland sea as well as a small island within it and it's called Big Lake. Lake includes isle of St. Mary where the Benedictines have built monastery. During the rule of Napoleon, the St. Mary monastery was abandoned.
Big Lake is natural phenomenon of National Park Mljet and the most visited place on island that perfectly suits for different kinds of active vacation.
Unique flora and fauna, stunning landscapes and great cultural heritage are making Mljet unavoidable destination on the Adriatic Sea.
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AUTHOR: Ivan Cvitkovic