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Mlini

Mlini

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Mlini - you will be thrilled at this small fishermen’s town, rich in tradition and historical and cultural heritage dating back to the ancient times, as well as its pebble beaches, plenty of sun and lush vegetation which has been kept and nourished from the earliest times. Mlini belongs to the area known as Župa Dubrovačka (its ancient name was Astarea) and is one of the best-developed tourist towns in the entire Dubrovnik region. Since it is located only 10 kilometres to the south of Dubrovnik, Mlini was more than a well-preserved agricultural and fishermen’s town – it was influenced by the rich ancient culture which developed within the Dubrovnik walls. The town of Mlini was named after the mills (Croatian: mlin) on the Zavrelja river which continues to run through the town and is a rich source of drinking water. The town is also rich in ancient monuments and numerous legends. The most famous of them is related to St Hilarion who overpowered and burned a dragon on the Mlini beach and thus saved Epidaurum from earthquakes, evil and barbarian invasions and destruction. In his honour, the people of Mlini erected the little church dedicated to St Ilar, as the locals call him, and thus he became the town patron. Located near the airport and the old centre of Dubrovnik, but far from the city noise, Mlini is a perfect destination for summer holidays.

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