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Welcome to the island of Mljet, rich cultural heritage and a true paradise on Earth.
The beauty of Mljet, many have written about and sung, and once being on Mljet, one would always come back.
Under sunny skies over Dubrovnik Riviera, a paradise of mermaids, Green Island is playing in the sea totally unaware of its beauty, cuddling in a soft breeze within waves in the arms of Aleppo pine.
Mljet-true origin of many stories and legends. The story of Odysseus, the Apostle Paul, as well as the story of Benedictine monks and the Mediterranean Seal all those took place here, in this amazing island only 30 km (15 miles) from Dubrovnik.
Mljet - the first large island we come upon while sailing the Croatian sea from the direction southeast to northwest. In historical times, the entire island was inhabited by the Illyrians. The Greeks, on their way to Lumbarda (island of Korcula) and other Adriatic settlements arrived there are stayed due to the water and bad weather. The island was also inhabited by the Romans, who left behind archaeological remnants, the most significant of which is the palace in the harbour of Polace, as well as the names of the island heights, hills and reefs, as unquestionable proof of their residence upon the island.
Mljet is Croatia's greenest island with its lush Mediterranean vegetation, clear and clean sea, gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. This island is well known far and wide for its southern sorts of white and red wine, which receive a special flavour and aroma from the sun and the specific Mljet soil. The island is also well known for its goat's cheese and honey which, in the past, was served in emperor's courts, and mostly for the warmness with which the islanders greet visitors to their island.
The Island of Mljet has a daily ferry connection with Dubrovnik and during summer with the Islands of Korčula and Lastovo. The ferry which connects Papratno and Sobra is in function throughout the year. During high season the island is connected with Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split and Rijeka by ferries.
During the summer months, numerous tourism and excursion boats arrive to the area of the Mljet National Park (at the harbours of Place and Pomena) from Dubrovnik, Korcula, Makarska and the Peljesac peninsula.
Saplunara - An Island Jewel:
Saplunara on Mljet Island is an isolated and well protected area offering soothing and relaxing vacation. Saplunara originated from the Latin word “sabalum” which means sand. The place really boasts by sandy beaches and a wide sandy habitat housing a variety of plants. There are also apartments available in Saplunara on the Island of Mljet.
There is no ferry line to Saplunara, so visitors have to get a bus or a taxi from the Sobra which is only 16km away. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the scenery along the way. This is a quiet place where you can experience serenity and peace while listening to the crashing of the sea waves and the chirping of the birds. The site is a real balm to a lost and wounded soul seeking solitude.
It also offers romance to couples and lovers who want to experience a different kind of date. There are apartments available in Saplunara, Mljet for accommodation to visiting tourists who want to enjoy of the perfect beauty and ambiance of the place.