Mljet National Park

Top choice in Mljet Island

Covering 5400 hectares of land and sea at the western end of the island of Mljet, this national park offers shady walking and cycling tracks, a ruggedly beautiful coastline, ancient ruins and saltwater lakes. The main hubs are the villages of Pomena and Polače, which buzz with visitors on summer days but quieten down again once all the boats leave.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Mljet Island attractions

1. Sveta Marija

0.49 MILES

Tiny St Mary's Island lies on Veliko Jezero, not far from its southern shore. Boats (included in the park admission price) head here at least hourly…

2. Roman Palace

1.01 MILES

It's hard to miss this impressive structure on the Polače waterfront; it's so large that the road now passes through the centre of it. Built around the…

3. Grgić Vina

9.88 MILES

Perched dramatically on a headland above the pretty village of Trstenik, this impressive winery is run by the family of Napa Valley winemaker Mike Grgich…

4. Matuško Wines

11.46 MILES

Wander through the extensive cellars then sit down to a free tasting of up to six wines from this acclaimed winery, one of the top producers of plavac…

5. Pržina

13.38 MILES

Families swarm to this sandy stretch for safe swimming and sandcastle construction, and to hang out in the little cafe-bars. To get here from the main…

6. Agriturizam Bire

14.33 MILES

On the outskirts of Lumbarda, this working farm and vineyard offers tastings of their three wines (grk, plavac mali and a rosé) accompanied by a snack…

7. Prapratno

16.09 MILES

The closest beach to Ston, this gem of a bay has a sandy shore and clear, calm waters, making it a hit with local families. It's located 4km southwest of…

8. Plaža Trstenica

16.55 MILES

There’s a slim beach west of the dock, but the best beach is the long stretch at Trstenica about 700m east of the dock. A beautiful broad crescent of sand…