Day Trip to Mljet National Park

Mljet National Park
Located southeast of Korčula, Mljet Island is often called Croatia's greenest island. The entire western portion is covered in lush vegetation, protected as a Mljet National Park. There are plenty of roads and trails to walk around to enjoy nature, or you can boat to the islet of St. Maria inside Mljet's largest lake. Atop the islet sits a Benedictine monastery from the 12th century. The islet is small yet beautiful and only takes about 10 minutes to walk from one end to the other.

According to legend, Mljet is the place where Calypso captured Ulysses in Greek mythology. Whether true or not, most of the names on the island are of Greek origin, and you can even visit Ulysses Cave.

Other activities to enjoy on the island include cycling around the lakes and coast and through green pine forests. Or, if you'd rather, you can swim in the lakes. Although you can also swim in the Adriatic Sea, Mljet's lakes are always a few degrees warmer!

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Itineraries with Day Trip to Mljet National Park

Sailing Dalmatia: Brač, Hvar, Korčula, & Mljet - 7 Days

In a week, there's plenty of time to experience the highlights of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast from the vantage of your private sailboat. From historic Split, you'll hoist anchor and set out to Dubrovnik, the "Adriatic Pearl," stopping to explore four charming and diverse islands along the way: Brač, Hvar, Korčula, and Mljet. 

Scenic Southern Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Pelješac, & Mljet - 8 Days

Soak up the sunshine on this 8-day itinerary focused on Southern Dalmatia—a perfect combination of nature and culture. Beginning and ending in Dubrovnik, you'll enjoy day trips to nearby lush islands where you'll spend time taking in the sights through kayaking, snorkeling, trekking, and swimming. As well as have time experiencing Korčula's island terrain, exploring the rugged Pelješac peninsula, and discovering Ston's historic defense wall and glittering saltpans.

Best of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik to Ljubljana - 11 Days

Take pleasure in this 11-day itinerary from Dubrovnik to Ljubljana. You'll spend four days aboard a private catamaran sailing around the Adriatic Islands before switching gears and continuing the adventure by car. Bike the rugged terrain of the Pelješac peninsula, walk Split's 1,700-year-old stone streets, immerse yourself in the quiet majesty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and enjoy a day trip to discover Postojna Cave.

Explore Dalmatia's Gastronomy - 8 Days

Explore Croatia's Dalmatian coast on this food tour, starting in the historic walled city of Dubrovnik and with wine tastings, a beer tasting, and traditional meals on the island of Korčula and the Pelješac Peninsula. Explore the beauty of Mljet National Park before transferring to the town of Omiš for a rafting experience along the Cetina River. End the trip in the city of Split, where you'll explore Diocletian's Palace, shop at local markets, and enjoy a cooking class from a celebrated chef.