Mljet National Park

The Mljet National Park is the oldest marine protected area in the Mediterranean, and it has been a delight to its numerous visitors for 59 years, with the colours and the scent of untouched nature.

The Park was founded on 11 November 1960, and the renowned researcher and academic Branimir Gušić greatly contributed to its protected status.
The Mljet National Park stretches over almost 5400 hectares, including the marine area of 500 meters from the coast, islands and cliffs, and therefore spans over almost a third of the island. Two deep bays filled with seawater, known as Malo jezero and Veliko jezero (Small Lake and Great Lake) are the most famous locations in the area and important geological and oceanographical phenomenon.

The entire surface area of the park is extremely rich with natural attractions, and numerous endemic and endangered species are a testament to the importance of its protected status. The Mljet NP will not disappoint the culture enthusiasts either, thanks to its numerous archaeological finds and the heritage of our ancestors present in the old island settlements. The Benedictine monastery located at one of the most beautiful locations, the Isle of St. Mary on Veliko jezero is also the most visited location of the National Park.

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