The island of Mljet

Mljet from above

The island of Mljet is part of the Dubrovnik area and is the eighth largest Croatian island located in the south. It is 20 nautical miles northwest of Dubrovnik. Divided by the canal of Mljet it is located south of the Peljesac peninsula, east of the island of Lastovo, southeast of the island of Korcula and west of the Elafiti islands.

It is the first island to be declared a national nature park and consists of a natural phenomenon, one small and one large lake connected by a 30m long channel. Under the influence of high tides, a strong sea current flows through this channel. Both lakes are inhabited by abundant marine life. On the Big Lake, there is the island of St. Mary with the Benedictine monastery from the 12th century, which is also a symbol of the Mljet National Park. This is the most visited part of the island.

Odysseus Island

Odysseus cave According to the legend, Odysseus was shipwrecked right on the coast of the island of Mljet. He had to swim to the cave – today known as the Odysseus cave - where he had saved himself from drowning and where nymph Calypso kept him for 7 years.

Boat tour to Mljet

Considering that the island of Mljet is 37 kilometers long and with an excursion time of 8 hours, it is first and foremost important to decide what you would like to visit! Mljet National Park, the more remote or the closer part of the island. To get to Mljet National Park, the boat takes two hours + (depending on weather conditions) in one direction and another ten minutes by taxi or up to half an hour by organized transport from Polace, while it only takes an hour to reach the nearest point of Mljet.

Deck & Cheers offers you free transportation from your accommodation in Dubrovnik or the surrounding area to the meeting point and back.

By sailing towards Mljet, we pass by the Elaphite Archipelago and enter the Mljet Channel through which we get to your desired destination. During the Mljet boat tour, guests usually choose to visit the Mljet National Park, followed by lunch before returning or returning to Dubrovnik immediately. In case you decide to visit the closer side of the island of Mljet, most of the time is left for you and we might be able to visit the Elaphite Islands on our way. If you like, we can reserve a place for lunch at one of the known restaurants in Mljet or Elafiti.

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Excursion to Mljet island

  • CategoryFull-day Tours
  • Durationup to 8 hours
  • Capacitymax. 6 persons
    (two children under age 10 = one adult)

Price includes