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“Nature at its finest” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mljet

Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Private Tour: Mljet Island Day Cruise from Dubrovnik
Ranked #8 of 147 things to do in Dubrovnik
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Owner description: The Island of MLJET is situated in a remote area that is far South of Croatia and west of Dubrovnik.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nature at its finest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We took a ferry to Mljet and hired bikes at the landing point. A tough ride up hill and a pleasant freewheel back down again took us in to the nature reserve. You can follow the road around the island but it doesn't make a circuit so don't try and do a lap. I recommend you get off the road and carry the bike up one of the tracks where you can find secluded places to swim. I'm really not a cyclist but thoroughly enjoyed it, hopping off into the water when I got too hot. The island is stunning

Visited June 2012
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“Very nice nature, but otherwise a bit dull”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Besides the salt water lakes, there's nothing much to see here. The old monastery couldn't entice us either. You pay for everything (parking, visiting, ...) and you drive a lot, give the shape of the island.

Visited September 2012
7 Thank Kenneth P
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Oldbury, England, United Kingdom
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“The most beautiful place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We booked a trip with an excursion company, Sta Travel, in the oldtown. It cost us £50pp, with lunch included. As we were out of tourist season, or group only consisted of four people. We got the ferry over which took about 1.5 hrs, and then we had to get a taxi to the entrance of the national park. First stop was St Mary's island which can be reached by boat. It is a tiny island, with a monastery and a couple of restaurants. The Monastery is worth a look, although rumour has it that it is to be bought to turn into a hotel? There is also a very tiny chapel next to it. We had lunch here in one of the restaurants, which was excellent as it was shaded and gave us some relief from the heat. We then went back over to the national park where we had a swim in the lake, which is surprisingly warm! You also have the option to hire a bike or a canoe, but we were happy lounging around and enjoying the paradise. The only downside was that we did not have enough time there! It really is a stunning place and if we were to come back to Croatia Mijet would definitely be my choice. I wish we had know about it before so we could have booked one of the hotels near the ferry port.

TIP- Try and go to the toilet in one of the bars near the ferry port. My partner went to the toilet in the park and it was a wooden shack with a hole in the ground. He didn't want to sit on it as there was wasps and other creepy crawlies coming out from the hole and the whole thing stunk!

Visited August 2012
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“The most beautiful place on earth.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Well, if there is another one more beautiful I don't know about it. We day tripped from Korcula, going on a super cool speedboat, we had visited before from there in 2004 but I had no photos as my camera died. A walk through woods, take the boat to the monastery, and then back to the little lake and find your own paradise corner to swim and sunbathe. No need to fret about swimsuits in this part of the world. Where we were looked like a lagoon in Hawaii. Bring a bottle of wine and a picnic. The lake swimming is out of this world, a piece of heaven.

Visited June 2012
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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

There is the temptation to not tell anyone about this place because it is paradise!! We spent three night on Mljet and loved it! The scenery in the national park is breathtaking. We would definitely recommend hiring bikes and cycling around the lakes and picking little inlets to have a swim in the crystal waters. We will definitely return!

Visited August 2012
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