Thursday, 4 November 2021

VIDEO: Breathtaking New Footage Shows Beautiful Mljet Island

November 4, 2021 – The southernmost and easternmost of Croatia's large, inhabited islands is beautiful Mljet island

A long, thin stretch of volcanic rock, located off the coast of Dubrovnik, over 84% of the island is covered by dense forest. The beautifully scented trees are perfect to cycle beneath in spring and summer. Hiding in the treetops, some of the island's birds and butterflies. They're not the only creatures to call this place home.


Famously, the most westerly quarter of beautiful Mljet island is designated as a National Park. Within this protected section of the island, two of Mljet's most recognisable features – saltwater lakes Veliko jezero and Malo jezero. On the small isle of St Mary in the middle of Veliko Jezero lake, you'll find an old Benedictine monastery. Nobody lives here anymore. But, folks do still live in the picturesque villages of Goveđari, Polače and Pomena within the park.


Living within the lake waters, rare molluscs, jellyfish and coral. Off the shores of the park, even more life is visible. Although, you might need a diving mask to see it best. Over 50 square kilometres of the Adriatic that surrounds Mljet is also protected within the park boundaries. Its protected status allows fish and coral to thrive here. These colourful waters are great for diving.


Some of the wildlife, nature, sights and activities of beautiful Mljet island have been captured in a new video compiled over this summer. The film is the latest work of Goran Šafarek, a biologist, travel writer and filmmaker from Koprivnica. He has been making similarly beautiful videos showcasing Croatian nature and destinations for over a decade. You can check it out below.

All images © Goran Šafarek

If you want to read more about Mljet island and Mljet National Park you can take a look at the Total Croatia guide to the island here

Friday, 2 April 2021

Mljet National Park Opens New Season for Visitors!

April 2, 2021 - Mljet National Park opens for a new season, allowing all visitors to enjoy the outdoors while following all prescribed COVID-19 measures. 

Mljet National Park opened its doors for a new season on March 26, 2021!

At any time of the year, visiting Mljet National Park is a special and unique experience for every lover of nature, culture, and old customs, especially during this pandemic time, when it is recommended to stay outdoors.

Enjoying the natural and cultural values of the Mljet National Park is possible at promotional prices until April 5, 2021, namely 50 kuna for adults and 30 kuna for children and students. By purchasing a ticket through the webshop, visitors receive an additional discount on tickets, which amount to 40 kuna for adults and 20 kuna for children. Admission for children under 7 is still free.

The ticket also includes a boat ride and a visit to the island of Sveta Marija in the heart of the Great Lakes. You can visit the Mljet National Park every day from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, and you can buy tickets on the webshop or at the Pomena and Info point sales points at the Great Lake.

Mljet National Park offers many opportunities to enjoy nature, and in it, every visitor has a corner just for themselves. When it is necessary to maintain physical distance, get closer to nature and explore it with numerous hiking and biking trails within the Mljet National Park, sail on the Great Lake, and breathe in the clean air surrounded by untouched nature.

"To preserve your health, as well as the health of the employees of the National Park, please bring a face mask that needs to be worn at the Mljet National Park sales points, in contact with NP employees, as well as when using boats to tour the lake and the island of Sv. Marija. Regularly disinfect your hands, take care of the physical distance when touring the park and when waiting to board the boat, and purchase tickets following the markings. We look forward to your arrival and are at your disposal for any additional information by calling tel. 020 744041 and e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.," says the National Park.

Source: Dalmatinski Portal

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