More about Mljet island
Legend says Odysseus was shipwrecked on this island and he stayed there, captive by the nymph called Calypso, for 7 years. The westernmost quarter of it is designated as a national park, where the most popular attraction is the pair of tree-lined saltwater lakes.
There is a tiny island in the middle of the larger lake, where you can visit Benedictine monastery by local ferry.
For visiting national park we recommend dropping the anchor in Polače bay or Pomena. If you are a passionate diver, water around Mljet is certainly a treasure trove for it.
Location: Croatia, Europe
- Time zone:
Winter – UTC+1
Summer – UTC+2
Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
1 EUR = 7,5 HRK
1 USD = 5,9 HRK
Phone n. in case of Emergency: 112
Mljet National Park
St. Mary Island
Roman Palace (built probably in the 5th century)
Benedictine Monastery (built in a 12th century)
Saplunara (sandy beach)
Pomena & Polače bay (village from which you can access to the park)
By ferry (ferry starts in Split/Korčula/Dubrovnik)
By car (there is a ferry boat from Pelješac Peninsula)
Sailing yacht/Catamaran (you can sail there and moor your boat in Pomena or Polače bay)
Spend a day of your Sailing Holidays in National Park Mljet
Polače bay is only 2 hours sailing from Korčula town, so there is no need to rush in the morning. Unfortunately, there is no marina service on this island and the only two options you have is: drop the anchor in a bay or moor your boat in front of the restaurant you will dine. Locals do not charge mooring fees if you dine at their restaurant, some of them even provide you with water and electricity.
We recommend you to call Antika or Calypso restaurant (those two are the best choices) and make a reservation for your yacht, no later than 9 am the same day. Even if you drop the anchor, you will need to pay National Park ticket for your yacht! Enjoy the beauty of pure nature and explore the most hidden corners with a rented bicycle.