Mljet is 23 miles from Dubrovnik and is the southernmost of the larger islands; it covers an area of 62 square miles (100 square km). Over two-thirds of the island is covered by forest with the western part (about a third of the island) declared one of Croatia’s eight National Parks. Visitors must pay an entrance fee for the park, and adhere to certain rules.
The main places on Mljet are Sobra, Pomena, which probably has the most tourist facilities, Polace and Govedjari. Babino Polje is the administrative centre of the island.
The Lonely Planet guidebook calls Mljet “the most seductive island in the Adriatic”. Prince Charles has visited the island twice and was enchanted by its beauty on his visits.
Exploring the island by bike is a great pleasure!
More on the island
- History of Mljet
From the Greeks, Romans, the Benedictine monks through to today
- Getting to Mljet & Getting Around
The best ways of reaching the island from the mainland by catamaran and ferry, and how to get around
- Sightseeing on Mljet
The best thing to see and do
Eating and Drinking on Mljet
Ante’s Place in Saplunara serves expertly-prepared Croatian dishes using wonderfully fresh ingredients – particularly fish and seafood options!
Accommodation on Mljet
There is only one hotel on the island, the Hotel Odisej in Pomena which is inside Mljet National Park.
Private accommodation is also available and plentiful, and there are also some campsites on the island. See our Accommodation on Mljet page.
There are cash machines located in Pomena, Sobra and Polace. Money can also be exchanged at the Hotel Odisej in Pomena, and at the post offices in Babino Polje and Govedjari.
There is a petrol station in Sobra.
There is a pharmacy in Babino Polje. The nearest hospital to the island is in Dubrovnik.
- Mljet National Park website
- Mljet Tourist Board website
- Prozura Travel Agency (in Prozurska Luka) can organise car, moped and boat hire for Mljet as well as organised tours
- Radulj Tours (in Babino Polje) can also organise car and moped hire, and also offer organised tours such as hiking or seeing the sights of the island
- Mini Brum (in Polace) offer car and moped rental