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Mljet: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubrovnik: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

1. Dubrovnik: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

Start the day early as your hosts greet you at the Marina Frapa Dubrovnik and take you on a seafaring adventure. Soak up the sun as you ride towards Mljet island and the first stop of the day, the Odysseus Cave. Dive into the pristine blue water uninterrupted by the city crowds. The next stop is at the charming little island Šipan, one of the Elaphiti Islands, small by size but very rich in history. Following Šipan, you will visit the most famous sandy beach in the Dubrovnik area, Sunj, where you can swim, snorkel, relax, and even have lunch in a restaurant by the sea. The journey continues after about two hours when the crew will take you to the Blue Cave of Kolocep Island to take one more dip in the crystal clear blue waters. On the way back to the city, take in the most beautiful panorama of the city walls during sunset.

National Park Mljet Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik

2. National Park Mljet Island Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Your excursion starts with a drive from Dubrovnik to the port of Gruz. At Gruz the tour boards a boat (catamaran) for the Island of Mljet. Disembark the boat at Polace for a drive to Pristanište. Next you will take a leisurely hike in the National Park Mljet, taking a tour of Big and Small Lake with a guide who will provide background information about the National park and the island. On this unique inland lake, the tour takes a boat ride to the small island of St. Mary where you will visit the beautiful Benedictine Monastery. You will also tour the island upon arrival. Finally, enjoy lunch followed by free time that you can use for swimming or just a walk on this beautiful island. The tour returns to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.

Dubrovnik: Mljet Odysseus Cave/National Park by Private Boat

3. Dubrovnik: Mljet Odysseus Cave/National Park by Private Boat

At 10:00 am private skipper will be waiting for you to embark for the full day adventure! Get ready to enjoy in privacy and comfort of Leader 30 that will be yours for a day. On your way towards Mljet you'll be passing by Elaphiti channel and Mljet channel which are two stunning locations to see. You can take photos or videos, or simply let the wind play with your hair and enjoy the splendid views as you're passing by little secluded islands. On board you'll have full comfort and possibility of enjoying wine, beer or sodas. Your first stop will be beautiful sandy beach Saplunara, on Island of Mljet. You'll spend some time there swimming, sunbathing or snorkeling, approximately 45 minutes, and after that you'll be on your way to National Park or Odysseus Cave, as per your preference! This will be the time to make a decision which way you want to go because it's hard to fit both locations into one visit. Below you'll get to read descriptions of both National Park and Odysseus Cave so you can make your choice based on information you like better. National Park Mljet is the oldest seaside park on the whole Mediterranean coast. Here you can enjoy the untouched nature and self-sustainable ecosystem. Flora and fauna of this place will take your breath away. You will have an opportunity to swim in Small and Big lake! There's one fun part where big lake 'pushes' you into the small lake through a channel or passage where water runs quickly! It's gorgeous to walk around the lakes as well, and there is an interesting tiny island of St. Mary situated in the Big Lake. There you can find an old church and Benedictine monastery from 12. century! You will have approximately 3 hours to explore National Park before you move on to the next unique location! OR: Odysseus Cave story takes place 3000 years back when ancient hero Odyssey was returning back to Itaca from his travels. Near Mljet he got into a storm and his boat hit the sharp rocks of 'Ogiran'. He swam and found safety in a cave nearby. However, Nymph Calypso lived there and she kept Odyssey there for seven years by seducing him and promising him immortality if he stayed. Besides the legend, this specific cave became home to the Mediterranean monk seal - one of the most endangered mammal species in the world. Seems that nobody wants to leave the cave as its beauty is out of this world. After the visit of National Park or Odysseus Cave (depends which option you chose), you'll be onto the next adventure! Beautiful bay of Marčuleti is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Sea scooters that are on your disposal are the best way to have fun on the sea. Marčuleti is special as it is completely secluded. You will enjoy in the gorgeous colors of the sea and trees in the bay. After approximately hour and a half, you'll be on your way back to Dubrovnik with additional stop for swimming or sunbathing. This is an adventure filled with fun and beautiful views that you most certainly deserve on your vacation.

From Dubrovnik: Mljet Island Guided Catamaran Day Tour

4. From Dubrovnik: Mljet Island Guided Catamaran Day Tour

Visit the breathtaking, green paradise the Island of Mljet, the most beautiful island of the Adriatic Sea. See Mljet at its finest. Be amazed by its natural beauties, explore more than 25 species of orchids, swim in the salt lakes and visit its St. Mary island. Don’t miss the tasteful local specialties, especially fish and seafood specialties of all kind, and enjoy much more phenomena on this highly recommended trip. You will be overwhelmed by Mljet’s pure nature and unexpected calmness. The National Park is situated on the western part of the island, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Soline Bay and a sea belt 500 m wide from the most prominent cape of Mljet covering an area of 54 km². Visit the lakes and swim inside the national park. You will get to take a boat ride to experience the lakes fully! This tour is indeed a city break where you will be immersed in the local nature and beauties and relaxing atmosphere of local life.

From Dubrovnik: Private Speedboat Cruise to Mljet

5. From Dubrovnik: Private Speedboat Cruise to Mljet

The mythical Greek hero and King of Ithaca, Odysseus, is said to have been lured and made hostage by the nymph Calypso after being shipwrecked on the island of Mljet. Now popular for its breathtaking National Park, the island is a forested paradise with miraculous sea lakes and a Benedictine monastery dating back to the 12th century. Sail from Dubrovnik towards the island of Mljet, taking in the beautiful scenery of the Dubrovnik riviera. Consult with your skipper to set your own itinerary for the day and make the most of your time. Visit National Park Mljet, only reachable by boat, and wander forest trails leading to two saltwater lakes. Visit the island in the center of the larger lake to check out the monastery and have a bite to eat. Or eat at a seaside restaurant in town and check out some of the island's peaceful, sun-soaked beaches. Enjoy a full-day of exploration around one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia. 

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What people are saying about Mljet

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 141 reviews

Had an absolute blast on Marko’s tour - you don’t want to miss out on this one! Mljet is stunning and one of the highlights of my time in Croatia. Marko has put together a really unique experience and was a fun, attentive, and knowledgeable guide. Great for solo travelers like me and small groups alike!

Bei weitem das beste Erlebnis in unserem 5-tägigen Aufenthalt. Die beiden waren nicht nur witzig und super engagagiert, sondern haben uns auch einen nicht touristischen Teil der Umgebung zeigen können! Es war einzigartig und würde es jedem empfehlen!!!

Our guide was extremely friendly!! We made a real discovery of these magical islands. the speedboat ride was great and touring in a small group was a real bonus. Thank you to our guide for his attention to our well-being! We recommend!!

Thanks to Marcko for an outstanding day out. The tour includes lots of fantastic locations that are empty and not known to many tourists. I strongly recommend this tour, it is 100% worth the money.

Visiting Mljet is a timeless place of salt lakes and crystal clear water. Too bad the time spent on site is short, but sailing on the catamaran is a unique and meditative experience.