Island of Mljet
Mljet is considered by many to be the jewel of Croatian Adriatic, and rightly so! The mesmerizingly beautiful island is by many things an extreme interpretation of the mediterranean nature. Island is mostly covered in lush holm and Aleppo pine forests, and the presence of fresh water, in some of its many lakes, allows rich vegetation and animal life to make it their home. Interestingly, animal life of the island has not yet been fully explored. Mongoose have been brought to the island at begining of 20th century and there are no venomous snakes on the island since. Apart from being a home to many other wild life species, Mljet is also a known resting place for the endagered monk seal. Value of the untouched nature has been recognized and the northern part of the island has been declared a national park. Coast of the island is very diverse, carved in with countless bays, islets, reefs and natural ports, making it a highly attractive place to go sailing.
Mljet is not only known for its breath taking scenery, the green island is a living testimony to the ancient past and a home to even two world known legends, shipwrecks of the Odysseus and St. Augustus. Countless historical and cultural monuments in settlements all over the island offer a romantic journey through the past, enlightening visitors and making your holidays unforgettable!