Sunday, 27 October 2019

More Than 200 Visitors to Open Day at Mljet National Park

As Morski writes on the 27th of October, 2019, on the occasion of marking its 59th birthday and the end of the traditional summer tourist season, on Saturday the 26th of October, the gorgeous Mljet National Park marked its Open Day.

For the last time this year, the Eclipse Wing catamaran sailed into the port of Pomena on the island of Mljet, which definitely got into the good books of Mljet's residents this year after having provided free tickets to the islanders. In addition to the neighbouring islanders from Korčula and Hvar, a little sightseeing was also undertaken by a few residents of Dubrovnik-Neretva County over on the mainland, who came by ferry from Prapratno-Sobra.

On this occasion, all visitors to this incredible national park, of which there were well over 200, were given a free tour of the oldest marine protected area. Accompanied by experienced and learned guides who work at Mljet National Park, the visitors toured the main attractions of the park, the Great Lake and the Small Lake, and were then transported to the island of St. Mary which is home to a fascinating Benedictine monastery from the twelfth century.

A group of mountaineers from Korčula also set out on a hiking trail to Montokuc, a beautiful vantage point overlooking Mljet's stunning lakes.

Visitors who were eager for some recreation spent their time cycling around the salt lakes and other numerous picturesque trails at a great price for the rent of bikes. Some people stayed to swim in the Small Lake because the calm but bright autumn weather, with rays that still pack some heat down in southern Dalmatia, was ideal for all kinds of activities. The youngest participant at the event was a one and a half month old baby.

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