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National Park Mljet Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik

1. National Park Mljet Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Your excursion starts with a drive from Dubrovnik to the port of Gruz. At Gruz the tour boards a boat (catamaran) for the Island of Mljet. Disembark the boat at Polace for a drive to Pristanište. Next you will take a leisurely hike in the National Park Mljet, taking a tour of Big and Small Lake with a guide who will provide background information about the National park and the island. On this unique inland lake, the tour takes a boat ride to the small island of St. Mary where you will visit the beautiful Benedictine Monastery. You will also tour the island upon arrival. Finally, enjoy lunch followed by free time that you can use for swimming or just a walk on this beautiful island. The tour returns to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.

From Dubrovnik: Mljet Island Guided Catamaran Day Tour

2. From Dubrovnik: Mljet Island Guided Catamaran Day Tour

Visit the breathtaking, green paradise the Island of Mljet, the most beautiful island of the Adriatic Sea. See Mljet at its finest. Be amazed by its natural beauties, explore more than 25 species of orchids, swim in the salt lakes and visit its St. Mary island. Don’t miss the tasteful local specialties, especially fish and seafood specialties of all kind, and enjoy much more phenomena on this highly recommended trip. You will be overwhelmed by Mljet’s pure nature and unexpected calmness. The National Park is situated on the western part of the island, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Soline Bay and a sea belt 500 m wide from the most prominent cape of Mljet covering an area of 54 km². Visit the lakes and swim inside the national park. You will get to take a boat ride to experience the lakes fully! This tour is indeed a city break where you will be immersed in the local nature and beauties and relaxing atmosphere of local life.

Dubrovnik: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

3. Dubrovnik: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

Start the day early as your hosts greet you at the Marina Frapa Dubrovnik and take you on a seafaring adventure. Soak up the sun as you ride towards Mljet island and the first stop of the day, the Odysseus Cave. Dive into the pristine blue water uninterrupted by the city crowds before continuing to Blace Beach, said to resemble the moon's surface due to the unique color of the sand. The next stop is at the charming little island Šipan, one of the Elaphiti Islands, small by size but very rich in history. Following Šipan, you will visit the most famous sandy beach in the Dubrovnik area where you can swim, snorkel, relax, and even have lunch in a restaurant by the sea. The journey continues after about two hours when the crew will take you to the Blue Cave of Kolocep Island to take one more dip in the crystal clear blue waters. On the way back to the city, take in the most beautiful panorama of the city walls during sunset.

From Dubrovnik: Private Speedboat Cruise to Mljet

4. From Dubrovnik: Private Speedboat Cruise to Mljet

The mythical Greek hero and King of Ithaca, Odysseus, is said to have been lured and made hostage by the nymph Calypso after being shipwrecked on the island of Mljet. Now popular for its breathtaking National Park, the island is a forested paradise with miraculous sea lakes and a Benedictine monastery dating back to the 12th century. Sail from Dubrovnik towards the island of Mljet, taking in the beautiful scenery of the Dubrovnik riviera. Consult with your skipper to set your own itinerary for the day and make the most of your time. Visit National Park Mljet, only reachable by boat, and wander forest trails leading to two saltwater lakes. Visit the island in the center of the larger lake to check out the monastery and have a bite to eat. Or eat at a seaside restaurant in town and check out some of the island's peaceful, sun-soaked beaches. Enjoy a full-day of exploration around one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia. 

Korčula Town: Mljet National Park Hiking Tour

5. Korčula Town: Mljet National Park Hiking Tour

The western part of Mljet Island, which was declared a national park in 1960, takes most of the credit for the island being dubbed the ‘green island’. 90% of the total land area of the park is covered in forests of holm oaks and Aleppo pines. The national park includes two inlets which, due to their extremely narrow links to the sea, are regarded as, and indeed are called, lakes: the Great Lake and the Small Lake. Both are encircled by footpaths, and their blue-green waters are fabulous for plunging into. This hiking tour starts with a catamaran. After meeting with your local tour guide in Korčula Town, you'll take a public catamaran (30 minutes) to reach Pomena, a seaside hamlet on the western tip of Mljet Island. From there, you'll hike in the direction of the Veliki Gradac Hill. The path meanders through a forest, opening here and there to wonderful views. At one moment, the lakes will appear as if in the palm of your hand! Probably, you will not be able to stand the view – it’s simply stunning! Later, from the top of the Montokuc Hill (253 m), you'll see the whole national park, the Pelješac Peninsula, and in the distance, the islands of Korčula and Lastovo... From the Montokuc viewpoint, you’ll descend to the shore of the Great Lake, and there, you’ll take a boat to St. Mary’s Islet. In the 12th century, the Benedictine Monastery was built on the islet. During the time of the Republic of Dubrovnik, the monastery was enlarged, during the time of Yugoslavia, it was turned into a hotel, and today it emerges from the green of Mljet’s vegetation as a Renaissance monumental residence… Since you are already here, why not jump into the lakes? The main characteristic of this hike lies in its great contrasts – the tranquil, turquoise water of the lakes, the restless sea on the south coast; the shade of dense woodland, the brightness of hot sun-light; a panoramic view from the Montokuc viewpoint, a close-up view of St. Mary’s Islet… If you yearn for a fairy tale hike, this is it! On this hiking tour, you’ll learn about the formation of the lakes, the lush vegetation, the cultural heritage, and the history of the island. You’ll find out what Odysseus was doing for seven years on Mljet Island (and he didn’t age a single day), why there are no vipers, and why there are wild boars, and finally, Mljet’s shades of green will heal your heart, your body and your soul.

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What people are saying about Mljet

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 73 reviews

I have only one word to say to you: GO FOR IT! Activity more than profitable, although the price may hold you back, you will not be disappointed. Visit of the park of Mjlet with 3 hours free, 2h30 free on the beach of Mjlet but thanks to them: free parasols and deckchairs. Then visit the Blue Cave and Lopud Island. All this aboard a zodiac with music to make us have a good time, in a small group of 12. Windbreakers were lent to us in the morning so that we wouldn't be cold on the boat. Bottles given at will during the day. Our two guides were welcoming, considerate, and pleasant! They did not hesitate to extend the excursion when we asked to stay longer on the beach. Gave us explanations about the different Croatian mythologies of the islands. Accompanied us in the water for each stop. Took pictures of the group when we left our phones on the boat. And finally, they introduced us to Picigin. Book!

A very nice adventure trip to Mljet Island. From the Port of Dubrovnik to Mljet and back we drove with a Speed Boat. This was a lot of fun! :-) On Mljet we visited two beautiful lakes. It was so beautiful and calm there. Then we moved on to the an big cave. You can swim there and watch some beautiful fishes. The colour of the water was incredible. At the end we moved on to a nice beach and another three caves. Thanks to the guides for this unforgettable experience.

Great day to discover the national park on the island of Mljet. The guide was very nice and shared her love of the island with us. Only regret: not enough time spent on site. I would come back to see more

The 2 skeepers were really nice and we discovered wonderful places. The place we ate was delicious.

Very fun tour and friendly guides. Absolutely recommend.