Things to do in Mljet when sailing Croatia
Mljet is the most southerly of the Dalmatian Islands, lying just a short distance from both Dubrovnik and Korcula. It is also one of the largest and most diverse. As such, from sand to land, there are a number of unique sights to take in on and around the beautiful island.
In the south east part of the island lies the town and bay of Saplunara, an isolated spot that is one of the great hidden gems of the Adriatic. The bay is best known for its kilometre stretch of untouched sandy beaches, which is lined by pine trees and is the perfect place for a secluded spot of sunbathing.
Mljet National Park
On the opposite side of the island, the Mljet National Park covers the entire north west and encompasses two large salt lakes, which are its biggest attractions and stretch for approximately four kilometres. The lakes are ringed by well marked pathways ideal for everything from walking to cycling, and the waters themselves are also popular for swimming and kayaking on balmy summer days.
However, for a more challenging type of swim, the seas around Mljet are well known for their diving and there are several popular and unusual dive sites to be explored by anyone sailing Croatia. These include a German WWII torpedo boat and a third century Roman shipwreck that lies not far off the shore.