Polače anchoring

Polače, in the northwest of the island of Mljet, is a village and the largest and safest bay on the island, as it is secluded and sheltered by four small islands Tajnik, Moračnik, Ovrata and Kobrava. Due to its sheltered position, the bay is very popular among sailors and yachtsmen for anchorage.


Since the ferry landing was moved to Sobra, there has been enough space for berthing at the quay with a pier, but only along the central part at a depth of 1.5 m. The depth of the sea at the pier is 5 m. There are also a few mooring buoys. The safest anchorage is located in the northwesternmost part of the bay at depths between 12 and 15 m.


Since Polače is located within the Mljet National Park, anchoring and mooring are charged according to the NP price list. Polače is one of the official entrances to the National Park Mljet along with Crna Klada and Pomena.


The Polače village has a number of ancient ruins dating from the 1st to the 6th century, the most significant one being the Roman palace from 5th century, whose walls dominate the village.


The village has just over one hundred permanent inhabitants. It has couple of restaurants and cafes, as well as a shop for basic provisions.. The main ticket office of Mljet National Park is at Goveđari, halfway between the island’s main entry points of Polače and Pomena. There is also an ambulance in Goveđari. The nearest fuel station is in Sobra on the northeast of the island.