Mljet is one of my most beautiful discoveries in Croatia. This “green island” is a huge natural park located in the middle of the Adriatic Sea. The island is not too big but allows you to spend several days immersed in a dream setting: in the middle of nature, crystal clear waters and incredible landscapes!
Mljet is amazing. Amazing because it is naturally beautiful. Amazing because it is still protected from mass tourism. It does not (yet) appear on the holidaymakers’ route.
I discovered Mljet almost by chance, while preparing the itinerary of a road trip in Croatia, during the summer in 2017.
I must admit: I didn’t think it was (still) possible to discover a small corner of Croatian paradise, not too crowded with tourists. Well… What a surprise!
I am sharing my photo album from the island and, as usual, all the practical information at the end of this blog post…
Let me take you to Mljet, my Croatian crush ♡
The arrival on the island….
If you want to reach Mljet you’ll need it: the Jadrolinija ferry! It helps us to cross from Ston to Mljet Island. We have to line up before we can get on (car included) the ferry. The duration of the crossing is about 30 minutes.
The ferry finally arrives on the island… the trip was beautiful and pleasant but I am so happy to be there! When we get back in the car, the GPS tells us that we have 15 minutes left to reach our AirBnB accommodation…. These 15 minutes ended up becoming an hour of admiration and photo breaks in front of this landscape show. The sun is slowly disappearing (it is not very late, however) and colours the sky with a spectacular orange and red. Superb!
The discovery of the Natural Park and its lakes
The Natural Park is one of Croatia’s eight national parks (Plitvice is probably the best known). The Mljet Natural Park can be discovered quietly on foot, by bike or even on horseback. It is a real haven of peace where you can swim in turquoise lakes, rest in the shade under the pines, take a boat ride and have a good time – almost on your own. The atmosphere is so relaxing and peaceful. Away from the crowds, it is the ideal place to rest. What I like most is this mixture of colours. Even in summer the colours of the trees turn orange… What a spectacle!
The view from above from Montokuc
The Montokuc hill enables you to reach the highest point of the island and enjoy a superb view! Yes, okay, his name is funny, but it’s far from being a little ballad. We walked well 2 hours to get to the end, the view was well worth it =) (Especially because we were alone up there)
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