Mljet is an island which lies in the extreme South and East of the larger Adriatic islands in the region of Dalmatia in Croatia. It is located to the South of the Peljesac peninsula from which it is divided by the Mljet channel.
The island is of volcanic origin and is dotted with numerous chasms and gorges of which the longest, called the Babino Polje connects the North and the South of the island.
Mjlet is renowned in the area for hosting the Port of Polace which is the principal harbor and the main port of call for Ferries in the northern part of the island.
Mljet is also a renowned yacht charter destination and yachts can find sheltered berths at its attractive harbor which lies within Polace Port. You can moor to the quay near the castle but precaution should be taken of the shallow patches.
It is also possible to anchor in the bay and there are also several smaller harbors along the northeast coast of the island and plenty of anchorages too. The Port of Polace is also within easy distance to the marinas in Dubrovnik and Marina ACI Orebic.
During your visit on the island of Mljet, you will have the opportunity to visit some popular seaside villages in the area like Polace, Pomena, Sobra and Saplunara. Most of the visitors come into these particular areas to enjoy hiking, biking, swimming and admire the stunning scenery and peaceful atmosphere which reigns everywhere.
You can also sail towards the National Park of Mljet and visit its 2 inland salt water lakes: Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero which are both connected to the sea by a narrow canal. You can stroll along the lakes paths which are shaded with numerous pine trees, ride a bike through the parks or even rent a kayak to paddle in the lakes and swim in the clear blue water.
In the middle of Veliko Jezero, you will find a tiny islet called Sv Marija which hosts a Benedictine Monastery that dates back since the 12th century. You will find a good restaurant on the islet which is easily accessible by small yachts and where you can taste some of the specialties of the area.
You can also explore the legendary green vegetation of the island which is displayed with 5 types of forest including the remains of the Mediterranean primeval forest and the Holm Oak forest which can still be found in fragments.
Besides the many forests, you will also find many sand dunes on the coast and some high steep coral cliffs from where you will get some spectacular views of the island and the surrounding areas.