Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Mljet is the eighth Croatian island in size, and for its extremely lavish vegetation dominated by forests of Aleppo pines and black oak it is also called the “Green Island”. When you add to these forests which are considered the most beautiful and the most preserved of this type in the Mediterranean the geological phenomenon of salt lakes of Mljet (Veliko (Big) and Malo (small)), it becomes clear why the north-west part of the island was declared the National park in 1960. The interesting thing about this island is the absence of vipers which have been almost exterminated since a few couples of Indian mongooses were brought to the island in 1910. The most important villages are Polace, Govedari, Okuklje, and you`ll enjoy swimming and sunbathing the most on beautiful sandy beaches of the village Saplunara.