ISLAND OF MLJET
Half of the island of Mljet is a national park, with the most unusual feature of the island: two inland salt water lakes- Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero -connected to the sea by a narrow canal. Mljet has few residents, no large towns and only one major road. It is believed that St. Paul the Apostle landed on Mljet after a shipwreck on his way to Rome in 61 AD, specifically on the sandy beach of Saplunara. St. Paul first named Saplunara after Latin word “sabulum” that means “sand”. Another famous resident of this small island was Odysseus. His cave is situated under the village of Babino Polje.
A FEW TIPS & DO NOT MISS:
On the island of Mljet, we recommended docking in Pomena bay and a visit to the national park, with its clear lakes, peaceful beaches and picturesque biking trails. The price of a berth usually includes a ticket for the national park.
Sail to and wine and dine on the second largest peninsula in Croatia (after Istria) Pelješac, which, unlike other parts of southern Dalmatia that have been wholly given over to tourism, still retains a thriving agricultural.
A FEW TIPS & DO NOT MISS:
Dingac and Postup, red wines from Peljesac are appreciated throughout Croatia and the farmed oysters and shellfish from Ston attract gastronomes from afar. Peljesac offers myriad opportunities for outdoor activities: Orebic is famed for its long, sandy Trstenica beach and makes a good base to explore the peninsula and neighboring Korcula Town, and if you are interested in wind surfing – there is no better place to tame the wind than Viganj on the south side of this beautiful Croatian peninsula.
Forget what you have heard until now – on this island just opposite to Peljesac you will find the birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous word traveler who brought coined money and pasta from China to Europe. Korcula, with its most famous settlement Korcula, presents the most inhabited Adriatic island.
Korcula is known for its timber and ship building, and also for stone, which was used in the construction of many lovely Dalmatian cities and other famous buildings, such as the Church of Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) in Constantinople, the parliament in Vienna and the town hall in Stockholm. This is only a small fracture of what this island offfers to its visitor, so please do not hesitate to set you sail for the 20 islands and islets of the Korčula archipelago.
DO NOT MISS:
A visit to the bishop`s Treasury, which holds a collection of sacral and Renaissance artwork from Croatia and Italy, is highly recommended.
Would you like to sail in harmony with unspoiled nature and in the ambience of traditional architecture? If your answer is yes, then you should not miss Lastovo – an island of dreamlike beauty, where you will enjoy healthy and fresh food from the fields and the crystal-clear sea of the island.
Beside sailing to its pristine bays like Zaklopatica and Skrivena, you can also see the other special tourist attractions of the island are the famous Lastovo chimneys, which were once status symbols of old Lastovo families.