The island of Mljet is situated 23 miles from Dubrovnik and is the southernmost of the larger islands. Over two-thirds of the island is covered by forest with the western half of the island declared a National Park. Visitors must pay an entrance fee for the park.
The island of Mljet has an area of roughly 100 square km with 113 km of coastline and many little niches and coves to discover. With its abundant fauna and lush vegetation, it's easy to see why Mljet is called the "Green Island". Mljet offers a panorama of coastline, cliffs, reefs and numerous islets as well as the rich topography of the hills that rise steeply above the sea and plummet back into deep valleys sheltering ancient stone villages. The western end of Mljet has been protected as a National Park since 1960.
The island of Mljet is ideal for a day trip from Dubrovnik and therefore is very popular destination during the summer.
There is a daily catamaran service, run by G & V Line, from Dubrovnik to Sobra on the island of Mljet. Journey time is about an hour, and some sailings stop on the island of Sipan. Catamarans to Mljet departs from Gruz port and tickets can be purchased in front of the ship at the time of sailing.
If you would like to visit Mljet by car, you need to drive to Prapratno on Peljesac and from there take a ferry to Sobra on the island of Mljet. Another solution would be taking an organized tour from Dubrovnik.
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