Mljet National Park
Croatia's first National Park on the Island of
The Island of Mljet is quite tranquil and is the perfect
location if you are interested in soaking up the serenity for which this region is known. Make sure you bring your
camera to take a picture of the 12th century Benedictine monastery located here.
Mljet island is the 8th largest
amongst islands in Croatia, located close to the city of Dubrovnik, as part of its
group of islands. It's the southernmost and easternmost of Croatia's large
islands, being roughly a 100 square kilometres
in size. The land is covered with thick green vegetation
and it's very inviting.
|Located on Mljet island,
one of the large islands in Croatia, Mljet National Park
covers the entire north-west part of Mljet island, which includes two salt water
Mljet National Park was the first ever
established in Croatia, and was founded in
November 1960. This tiny park covers a little less than 6 hectares of the north-west region
of Mljet Island and the surrounding
There are also two salt water lakes in the National Park,
named Veliko and Malo jezero (Large and Small
lake), which serve as the park's main
attractions. There are also several villages on the island and the already mentioned
old Benedictine monastery.
The island is one of the most diverse areas in the country,
with numerous endemic species of plants and animals found within it. Cliffs, reefs and incredible panoramas await
the intrepid adventurer here.
If you enjoy history and archeology, you will find many
fortifications on the island, dating back to the Illyrian period.