The Island of MLJET is situated couple of hours boat ride east from Island of Korcula towards Dubrovnik. A national park MLJET includes a western part of this green and tranquil island of the Adriatic Coast.
The Park is characterized by two deep bays which are called lakes due to their narrow passages to the open sea (Veliko and Malo jezero/ the Great Lake and the Small Lake). Both lakes are surrounded by dense Mediterranean vegetation. There is a tiny island in one of the lakes, called Melita (Mljet) , with 12th century Benedictine monastery. There are a lot of legend connected with this island - one of them is that Mljet was holiday destination of greek hero Ulysses!
It is also known as the "Green Island" is located in the southern Croatian, 30 km northwest of the world famous town of Dubrovnik.
Mljet is famous for its legends and stories, as well as a sanctuary for the Mediterranean monks. The Western part of Mljet was proclaimed National Park.