One od the most spectacular national parks in Croatia is situated on the island of Mljet in the south of Croatia. National park Mljet will offer you a scenery that will remain imprinted on your mind forever. It is a perfect place for those in search of a unique experience. The National park occupies the surface of almost a third of the island, stretching over 5400 hectares and including a marine area of around 500 meters from the coast. It is home to a particularly rich flora nad fauna, but also to an important cultural heritage as there are numerous archeological finds that will delight all the history lovers. There are two saltwater lakes, Veliko and Malo Jezero (Large and Small lake) that stretch for more than 4 km. Both lakes are encircled by shaded paths where you can stroll or cycle, enjoying the amazing scenery in the best possible way. There is a small island Sv. Marija (The Isle of Saint Mary) in the middle of the Large lake and it is home to a former 12th century Benedictine monastery, now turned restaurant. You can easily get to the small island by boats that sail from both sides of the Large lake. There are two villages from which the park can be entered – Polače and Pomena, although there is no official entrance, these are the ones where you can buy the tickets, get the brochures and maps. Pomena is just 10 minutes walk from Malo Jezero and 20 minutes walk from Mali most (Small bridge) where you can take a boat to Sv. Marija islet. Polače is about 45 minutes walk away from Malo jezero. No vehicles are allowed in the park, you can rent a car to drive along the part of the island that isn’t a part of the National park.