Mljet National Park © Ivo Pervan/Croatia Tourist Board
Covered by forests, vineyards and small villages, Mljet Island is most famous for its national park, occupying the western half of the island. The main attractions in the national park are the two salt water lakes, Veliko Jezero (Great Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake), and the 12th-century Benedictine monastery situated on an island on Veliko Jezero. The lakes are popular for swimming and the beauty of this unspoilt oasis attracts nature lovers and those in search of peace and tranquility. Mljet is said to be Croatia's greenest island; in Greek mythology, it is the island that captivates the legendary hero Odysseus for seven years. Mljet is popular with couple's because the lack of crowds and the pristine natural beauty make it a romantic and private getaway. It is a great destination for those who enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, mountain biking, hunting, fishing and kayaking. There are many different kinds of accommodation available and a variety of great places to eat. This island could easily occupy nature lovers for a whole holiday.