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Why Mljet is our favorite Croatian Island

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Last month we sailed around the Croatian islands and visited so many beautiful places. There are many obvious must-sees like Dubrovnik (which has been made even more famous with the Game of Thrones) Split, Hvar, and Vis. However, it’s the small islands that we loved the most, more specifically Mljet.

The island IS a National Park in itself, and a very beautiful one at that. As tickets cost 125 kuna for a park pass and are valid for a week, I highly recommend to spend at least two full days if you can. We only had one day to explore but there were many different options. You can bike around the lake, take a boat to the isle of Saint Mary, swim off of many private beaches, or just float in the currents of two channels (Mali Most and Veliki Most).

Mljet national park is the oldest marine protected area in the Mediterranean since 1960. It covers an area of some 13,000 acres including a marine area of 500 meters from the coast, island and cliffs. 

I highly suggest making a reservation at one of the cafes right on the water, they will save you a parking spot for your boat and help you get tied to shore. Konoba Calypso was our favorite!

If you’re visiting the island for more than a day or two, there are plenty of beautiful beach bars and restaurants to just relax and unwind on this sleepy little island. 

Also if you’re not traveling around the islands, you can also just take a day trip from Dubrovnik for around 90 USD.

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