Mljet National Park covers 5300 hectares of the northwest part of the island of Mljet located near the Pelješac peninsula on the southern coast of Croatia.
Mljet’s most beautiful landmarks are submerged bays, beaches, sea caves, native species, and archaeological finds. Due to its lush and rich vegetation, Mljet is the greenest Croatian island, which is why its nickname is Zeleni otok (the “green island”).
Why you should visit Mljet National Park
- Mljet’s forests
90% of the park is covered by forest, most of which is alepski bor (Aleppo pine), a tree that can reach up to 20 meters high. Hrast crnika or česmina (Holm oak) is also very common.
- Veliko and Malo jezero (Great and Small Lake)
These two lakes are deep sea bays formed by rising sea levels. They were once karst sinkholes filled with freshwater. Today they are filled with seawater.
- Rich fauna
In addition to the many native invertebrates who live in Mljet’s caves and pits, snakes, lizards, mammals, and a lot of bird species also live here. Small songbirds such as zeba (finch), crvendać (robin), kos (blackbird), slavuj (nightingale) and others populate the dense pine forests.
- Otok Sveta Marija (Isle of Saint Mary)
Sveta Marija is a smaller island that sits within the Great Lake. On this island, there is a Benedictine monastery where you will find the Church of Saint Mary built in the 12th century. Tickets for Nacionalni Park Mljet include a return boat ride to the Isle of Saint Mary and a visit to the benedictine monastery. The boat rides every hour from Mali most and Pristanište. It is also possible to rent a canoe or a kayak.
How to visit the Mljet National Park
Where it is
Mljet National Park is on the northwest part of otok Mljet. The park covers about one third of the island and it is the southernmost national park in Croatia.
When to go
You can visit Mljet year-round. Every season brings its own beauties to the park.
During high season (May 1 to October 31), Nacionalni park Mljet is open between 8:00 and 20:00. During the winter (November 1 to April 30), arrival announcements are necessary. Announce your arrival by calling +385 (0)20 744 041 or send email to [email protected].
How to get to Mljet National Park
There are three official entrances to the Nacionalni park Mljet:
There are several ways to arrive to the island:
- By catamaran from Dubrovnik to Polače (Dubrovnik – Lastovo line) – find timetable here
- By catamaran from Split to Pomena (Split – Dubrovnik line) – find timetable here
- By catamaran from Split to Sobra (Split – Dubrovnik line) – find timetable here
- By ferry from Prapratno (Pelješac) to Sobra (Mljet) – find timetable here
- By your own vessel
Arriving by your own vessel
It is possible to arrive at NP Mljet by your personal vessel. The price of the entrance ticket for the vessel depends on the size of the vessel.
Tickets & Pricing
Where to buy tickets
National park tickets can be purchased:
- Upon arrival at the park
- Online at the NP Mljet’s webshop
|Jan 1 - May 31||June 1 - Sept 30||Oct 1 - Dec 31|
|Adults||70 kn||150 kn||70 kn|
|Children (8 - 18 years old)||35 kn||50 kn||35 kn|
|Students||50 kn||90 kn||50 kn|
|Children under the age of 7||free||free||free|
|Hiking associations||50 kn||70 kn||50 kn|
|Adults with weekly DU card -30%||49 kn||105 kn||49 kn|
|Children above 8 years old with weekly DU card -30%||14 kn||28 kn||14 kn|
|Additional return ferry ticket to the Island of St. Mary||30 kn||30 kn||30 kn|
|Guided tour for students||400 kn||400 kn||400 kn|
|Guided tour up to 3 hours||600 kn||600 kn||600 kn|
|Guided tour from 3 to 4 hours||1000 kn||1000 kn||1000 kn|
|Guided tour from 4 to 8 hours||2000 kn||2000 kn||2000 kn|
|Waiting of guide per hour||500 kn||500 kn||500 kn|
|Minivan transport out of regular schedule (up to 30 min)||1000 kn||1000 kn||1000 kn|
|Minivan waiting per hour||500 kn||500 kn||500 kn|
|VIP small boat transport up to 2 hours||4000 kn||4000 kn||4000 kn|
|VIP solar boat transport up to 2 hours||10 000 kn||10 000 kn||10 000 kn|
|Boat waiting per hour||2000 kn||2000 kn||2000 kn|
Free entrance is available to:
- Disabled veterans of the Homeland war
- Family members of Fallen Soldiers Association (with a membership card)
- Members of Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (with a membership card)
Vessel ticket prices
|Online Tickets||Online Tickets||Online Tickets||Online Tickets||Online Tickets||Online Tickets||In Person Tickets||In Person Tickets|
|1 day||1 day||3 days||3 days||7 days||7 days||1 day||1 day|
|Length of the vessel||Jan - May,|
Oct - Dec
|June - Sept||Jan - May, |
Oct - Dec
|June - |
|Jan - May, |
Oct - Dec
|June - |
|Jan - May, |
Oct - Dec
|up to 6,99 m (23 feet)||120 kn||250 kn||300 kn||600 kn||-||-||150 kn||300 kn|
|7,00-10,99 m (24-35 feet)||150 kn||350 kn||400 kn||800 kn||900 kn||1.800 kn||200 kn||400 kn|
|11,00-17,99 m (36-58 feet)||250 kn||550 kn||600 kn||1.200 kn||1.400 kn||2.800 kn||300 kn||600 kn|
|18,00-24,99 m (59-81 feet)||400 kn||900 kn||900 kn||1.800 kn||2.200 kn||4.400 kn||500 kn||1.000 kn|
|25-34,99 m (82-114 feet)||900 kn||1.800 kn||1.800 kn||3.600 kn||4.200 kn||8.400 kn||1.100 kn||2.000 kn|
|35-49,99 m (115-163 feet)||2.000 kn||3.500 kn||4.500 kn||8.200 kn||9.800 kn||17.600 kn||2.500 kn||4.000 kn|
|50 - 74,99 m (164 - 245 feet)||3.000 kn||5.000 kn||7.200 kn||12.300 kn||15.600 kn||26.400 kn||4.000 kn||6.000 kn|
|75 - 99,99 m (246 - 327 feet)||5.000 kn||9.000 kn||11.000 kn||19.500 kn||24.900 kn||44.300 kn||6.000 kn||10.000 kn|
|over 100 m (328 feet and over)||6.000 kn||12.000 kn||12.800 kn||25.400 kn||32.400 kn||57.500 kn||7.000 kn||13.000 kn|
Note: 1-day tickets for vessels are valid until the next day at 12 pm.
If you’d like to hire a tourist guide for an individual or group visit, send an email to [email protected] before you come to the island. One group can contain from 10 to 35 people.
Available tours include:
- Standard sightseeing (2 hours)
- Half-day guided tour
- Full-day guided tour
- VIP tours
- Walking tours
- Cycling tours
Organized tours are available in 3 languages:
Mljet’s solar boats
Nacionalni park Mljet has three solar-powered catamarans produced by Croatian startup company iCat. The first one was delivered in 2018, and the third in 2020.
They are used to transport passengers all over the park. This method of transport is quick, inexpensive, and comfortable while protecting the park’s environment.
The catamarans use solar energy collected through solar panels installed on the roof of the boat. Their solar batteries will last approximately 15 years and their capacity is 54 passengers. These boats do not make noise, so you can enjoy the park without disturbance.
Visit Other National Parks in Croatia
- Brijuni National Park
- Kornati National Park
- Krka National Park
- Northern Velebit National Park
- Plitvice National Park
- Risnjak National Park
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