Island of Mljet is the last larger island on the Croatian South, covering area of 100,4 Km2, 37 Km long and 3 Km wide. South side of the island is looking to open sea, which gives it very maritime, abrasive characteristics. It's made out of dolomite and limestone rocks, with around 20 peaks ranging around 300 m, with the tallest one called "Veliki grad", 514m. It's one of the least populated islands of Croatia.

On the West part of the island is a National Park, with the 2 most frequent tourist harbors, Pomena and Polače, which are protected from any wind. In the National Park, there is a big salt water lake, a phenomenon that you can walk, bike or kayak trough and take a swim in salt water of the lake that's always a few degrees warmer than sea. On the South part of the lake, there is a Benedictine monastery, which you can visit with the taxi boat. The island has very Mediterranean climate, but there is no fresh water streams, so you should always come with your boat tanks full, because there is possibility you can not fill them up, or the water is 5 times more expensive.

The coast around the island is full of magnificent, authentic, crystal clear lagoons and hideouts, with a few caves to visit on the South side, including the "Dionis cave", which is not accessible during the Southern winds. There is not much wild life on the island, snakes and ground nesting birds were exterminated with introduction of "mungos"(mun-gos mungo), at the beginning of the 20th century.

The island is pretty quiet, even in summer months when the tourism is in its peak. There are few very nice restaurants in two mentioned harbors, with moorings for sailing yachts, and the rest of the island is very off-grid with beautiful authentic villages, vines and olive trees, adventure roads and pure nature in her most.

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There are lots of tours and arrangements on the island, and most of them are going trough very authentic nature, National Park, old villages around the island, there are bikes to rent, even few small buggies to drive around the island.

I can arrange any tour, restaurant and mooring place, place a reservation, or anything that you would wish to do on this unique, beautiful island.

Most summer days there's a nice, constant, refreshing daily wind, called "Maeštral", blowing from NW, starting before Noon, peaking around 05 pm and finishing in later afternoon hours. "Bura" is a NE wind, with strong gusts, rapidly going from start to maximum, bringing clear, sunny weather. Early signs are sometimes small "hat" clouds on the peaks of the nearby mountains, or huge storm cloud formations with lightnings without thunder. "Jugo" is the SE wind, causing the most sea disturbance and swells, it needs time to grow, bringing cloudy skies and rainfalls. Can be seen from distance as humidity rise on a horizon while the pressure is falling and swell is rising. "Tramontana" is Northern wind, usually stronger than "Maeštral", bringing very nice weather. These are the main winds in the summer time and all of them have potency to blow 25 m/s and more, which is on a border of the fiercely storm winds. Bura is usually more difficult to sail, because of it's fierce gusts and fast momentum from 0-max. All of them have more detailed characteristics, which you can find out sailing with our skippers.

There are also common local winds and storms that needs to be taken in knowledge, as they can bring damage in short period of time.

"Lebić", SW warm, dry wind, usually connected with short and strong passing of "Bura" after "Jugo", bringing swell crossing and disturbance in ports.

"Levant", East wind, blowing with cloudy, humid weather, usually acting as a switch between Jugo and Bura. Blows with constant speed, around 7 BF, for a short period of time.

"Oštro", South wind, warm and humid, lots of characteristics like Jugo, but more rare.

Reservations for restaurant, mooring, tours..

Mljet Map

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