This beautiful, magnificent, green island is covered by forests, vineyards and small villages and located south of the Pelješac peninsula from which it’s separated by the Mljet channel.


Mljet has one of the eight national parks in Croatia known  for its lush vegetation, pine forest salt water and mud lakes. It is an absolutely beautiful quiet island, with coves with turquoise waters and fishing villages around each corner and the national park itself.

If you arrived on a foot ferry do yourself a favour and rent an e-bike. The e-bike enables you to visit all the beautiful villages and they are allowed on the trails around the salt water lakes within the park. We paid 150 Kuna per day which, based on some signs is what some places charge for a regular bike . Trails around the lakes are flat but the roads between villages are steep and hilly. As other bikers melted miserably whilst walking their bikes up at 10% gradient hills I cruised by on my e-bike.
The National Park has an entrance fee of approximately £15 per adult/£8.50 per child (0-7 years old).The park itself covers 5,375 hectares but the popular areas are the paths around the lakes, great for walking and cycling. There is a nice easy fairly flat 8 km loop around the big lake, with plenty of spots for swimming in the crystal clear waters or renting kayaks.
It’s not a cheap day out but it was fantastic and we loved the freedom of being on the bikes, stopping where we wanted, eating in wonderful fishing villages and visiting the park. The day went far too fast and we look forward to that time we can return and maybe have an overnight stay in one of the taverna’s and explore the island further.
Basically to reach the island you will need to take a ferry either from the Dubrovnik ferry terminal or you can drive to Prapratno near Ston and take the ferry. There are also day excursions on offer along the coast which might your day seamless but possibly more expensive. If you are looking to do take this option please look for one that goes directly by boat from the port, otherwise you will end up driving round hotels while the driver picks up other guests.
Please look at the directions for further information on travel and ferry information.

In general you can take a ferry from the port in Dubrovnik to Mljet or you can drive to  Prapratno, Nr Ston – this option allows you to visit Ston before making the ferry crossing. Travel on the ferries is usually very reasonable, I believe the fare is about £12 each way per adult and depending which ferry you take in the day and month of travel, the journey time is between 50 mins to 1hr 20mins.

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Directions to the Gruž Port in Dubrovnik:

Head down the mountain towards Dubrovnik, to the mini roundabout at the church. Turn right to Mokošica, wind down the hill and then filter left at the T junction, by the garage. Continue along the lower coast road all the way to Dubrovnik. You will then come to a new large roundabout with the ferry port ( Luka Gruž) car park indicated on your right. Purchase your parking ticket.

The ferry ticket booth is in front the ferry pier but across the road. The ferry tends to depart at 10am, returning 4pm or 6pm but this season’s timetable can be found in the information pack.
If you do have any problems, contact Bozholidays concierge service.

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Directions to Prapratno Ferry Port (near Ston):

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