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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaSouthern DalmatiaMljet
42°45.120'N, 017°31.680'E Chart icon.png
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Aerial view of Mljet National Park

Mljet Island lies off the mainland coast of Croatia, at the S end of the long chain of Dalmatian islands that ends at the port of Dubrovnik. Mljet is the closest of the larger islands to the resort of Dubrovnik and is consequently one of the most visited, especially by day trippers. However, its paucity of accommodation means that the island is tranquil once the tripper boats return to base. The northwestern part of the island—scenically the most beautiful—belongs to the National park Mljet/wiki/Mljet#National_park_MljetWorld icon.png National park Mljet [[Mljet#National park Mljet|National park Mljet]] which has been established since 1960 and, apart from a few restaurants, a hotel, some national park buildings and a converted Benedictine monastery on an island in the lake of Veliko Jezero, no development has been allowed. There are no marinas on the island, just a scattering of small harbours and anchorages (almost all along the N coast) whose quays, where they exist, are largely dominated by restaurant moorings. Although its harbours and anchorages are very busy with visiting yachts during the summer, Mljet is the highlight of a cruise in the Dalmatian islands for most people.


See Southern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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Dubrovnik is the nearest year-round port of entry.


There are a total of eight principal berthing options on the island, the main harbour of Polace at the NW end, then anti-clockwise around the island the harbours of Pomena, Okuklje, Sobra and Kozarica, plus anchorages at U. Saplunara, U. Veli Skolj and U. Prozura.


The harbours on Mljet are listed anti-clockwise from the main port of Polace:

  • Polače Polače /wiki/Pola%C4%8De Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Pomena Pomena /wiki/Pomena Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Okuklje Okuklje /wiki/Okuklje Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Sobra Sobra /wiki/Sobra Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Kozarica Kozarica/wiki/Kozarica Harbour icon – harbour |
Key to symbols: |Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage ||

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



The main anchorages are towards the E end of the island and are as follows:

U. Saplunara

U. Saplunara/wiki/Mljet#U._Saplunara
Anchorage icon U. Saplunara [[Mljet#U. Saplunara|U. Saplunara]] 42°41.880'N, 017°44.270'E
The bay of U. Saplunara is situated on the W side of a club-shaped isthmus at the extreme SE end of the island. The head of the inlet has a nice sandy beach and the surroundings are pleasant and well-forested. Anchor at the N end of the bay in 5.0 - 6.0 metres. The holding is good in the sand with patches of weed. Shelter here is excellent in all but SW and S winds. Basic provisions from the village of Saplunara on E side of the bay. Restaurant in the village.

U. Veli Skolj

U. Veli Skolj/wiki/Mljet#U._Veli_Skolj
Anchorage icon U. Veli Skolj [[Mljet#U. Veli Skolj|U. Veli Skolj]] 42°42.310'N, 017°44.730'E

The anchorage of U. Veli Skolj lies at the easternmost end of the island, between the coast and the two offshore islets of Veli Skolj/wiki/Mljet#Veli_SkoljIsland icon Veli Skolj [[Mljet#Veli Skolj|Veli Skolj]] 42°42.363'N, 017°44.905'E and Mali Skolj/wiki/Mljet#Mali_SkoljIsland icon Mali Skolj [[Mljet#Mali Skolj|Mali Skolj]] 42°42.223'N, 017°44.676'E . The anchorage offers reasonable shelter in settled weather but should be avoided with anything E in the wind. Anchor in 4.0 - 7.0 metres in the channel wherever there is space. Holding is good in sand.

Warning: If swimming off the boat that there is a weak current flowing through the channel.

The anchorage of Prozura from SW

U. Prozura

U. Prozura/wiki/Mljet#U._Prozura
Anchorage icon U. Prozura [[Mljet#U. Prozura|U. Prozura]] 42°43.879'N, 017°38.947'E

The bay of U. Prozura is situated on the N coast of the island, just under a mile W of the harbour of Okuklje. The bay is partly sheltered from the N by the islets of Planjak/wiki/Mljet#PlanjakIsland icon Planjak [[Mljet#Planjak|Planjak]] 42°44.088'N, 017°39.027'E and Borovac/wiki/Mljet#BorovacIsland icon Borovac [[Mljet#Borovac|Borovac]] 42°44.339'N, 017°39.062'E . The safest approach is on the W side of Planjak, as the E side has dangerous shoals. In the smaller E cove, there is a tiny quay at Konoba Marijina with just two berths, which is however too shallow for most yachts, which use one of the six marked mooring buoys in the same cove if patronising the establishment. The quay of Konoba Barba in the main cove has four laid moorings in depths of just 1.5 - 1.8 metres, plus a further four marked yellow mooring buoys in 5.0 - 6.0 metres for patrons. There are four additional (unmarked) orange mooring buoys further out in 10 metres, which can also be picked up. If anchoring, it will probably be necessary to drop in around 10 metres to avoid the mooring buoys. The holding is good in sand and weed. Shelter in the bay is good in virtually all conditions, although there is a swell with strong N winds.

Take care in the very north east of the smaller east cove. We picked up a discarded anchor chain with our anchor --Zebahdy of London - Aug 2015).


Water Restaurants' quay, Polače/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BPola.C4.8De.23Restaurants.27_quay.7CRestaurants.27_quay.2C_Pola.C4.8De.5D.5DWater icon Restaurants' quay, Polače [[Mljet#Restaurants' quay, Polače|Restaurants' quay, Polače]] At thet quay

Restoran Dalmatina, Polače/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BPola.C4.8De.23Restoran_Dalmatina.7CRestoran_Dalmatina.2C_Pola.C4.8De.5D.5DWater icon Restoran Dalmatina, Polače [[Mljet#Restoran Dalmatina, Polače|Restoran Dalmatina, Polače]] At the quay

Restaurant quay, Pomena/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BPomena.23Restaurant_quay.7CRestaurant_quay.2C_Pomena.5D.5DWater icon Restaurant quay, Pomena [[Mljet#Restaurant quay, Pomena|Restaurant quay, Pomena]] for restaurant patrons

Hotel Odisej quay, Pomena/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BPomena.23Hotel_Odisej_quay.7CHotel_Odisej_quay.2C_Pomena.5D.5DWater icon Hotel Odisej quay, Pomena [[Mljet#Hotel Odisej quay, Pomena|Hotel Odisej quay, Pomena]] extra charge

Restaurant quays, Okuklje/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BOkuklje.23Restaurant_quays.7CRestaurant_quays.2C_Okuklje.5D.5DWater icon Restaurant quays, Okuklje [[Mljet#Restaurant quays, Okuklje|Restaurant quays, Okuklje]] 42°43.624'N, 017°40.264'E at some of the restaurant quays

Villa Mungos catwalks, Sobra/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BSobra.23Villa_Mungos_catwalks.7CVilla_Mungos_catwalks.2C_Sobra.5D.5DWater icon Villa Mungos catwalks, Sobra [[Mljet#Villa Mungos catwalks, Sobra|Villa Mungos catwalks, Sobra]]

Sobra/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BSobra.5D.5DWater icon Sobra [[Mljet#Sobra|Sobra]] 42°44.315'N, 017°37.280'E At the Fuel Berth

Electricity Restaurants' quay, Polače/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BPola.C4.8De.23Restaurants.27_quay.7CRestaurants.27_quay.2C_Pola.C4.8De.5D.5DElectricity icon Restaurants' quay, Polače [[Mljet#Restaurants' quay, Polače|Restaurants' quay, Polače]] At thet quay

Restoran Dalmatina, Polače/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BPola.C4.8De.23Restoran_Dalmatina.7CRestoran_Dalmatina.2C_Pola.C4.8De.5D.5DElectricity icon Restoran Dalmatina, Polače [[Mljet#Restoran Dalmatina, Polače|Restoran Dalmatina, Polače]] At the quay

Restaurant quay, Pomena/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BPomena.23Restaurant_quay.7CRestaurant_quay.2C_Pomena.5D.5DElectricity icon Restaurant quay, Pomena [[Mljet#Restaurant quay, Pomena|Restaurant quay, Pomena]] for restaurant patrons

Hotel Odisej quay, Pomena/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BPomena.23Hotel_Odisej_quay.7CHotel_Odisej_quay.2C_Pomena.5D.5DElectricity icon Hotel Odisej quay, Pomena [[Mljet#Hotel Odisej quay, Pomena|Hotel Odisej quay, Pomena]] extra charge

Restaurant quays, Okuklje/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BOkuklje.23Restaurant_quays.7CRestaurant_quays.2C_Okuklje.5D.5DElectricity icon Restaurant quays, Okuklje [[Mljet#Restaurant quays, Okuklje|Restaurant quays, Okuklje]] 42°43.624'N, 017°40.264'E at some of the restaurant quays

Villa Mungos catwalks, Sobra/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BSobra.23Villa_Mungos_catwalks.7CVilla_Mungos_catwalks.2C_Sobra.5D.5DElectricity icon Villa Mungos catwalks, Sobra [[Mljet#Villa Mungos catwalks, Sobra|Villa Mungos catwalks, Sobra]]

Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Fuel Sobra/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BSobra.5D.5DFuel icon Sobra [[Mljet#Sobra|Sobra]] 42°44.315'N, 017°37.280'E Fuel jetty in NE corner of bay, next to ferry berth (0800 - 2200). Depths of 4.5 - 5.0 metres alongside
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals Polače Town, Pomena Town/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BPola.C4.8De.7CPola.C4.8De_Town.5D.5D.2C_.5B.5BPomena.7CPomena_Town.5D.5DCar icon Polače Town, Pomena Town [[Mljet#Polače Town, Pomena Town|Polače Town, Pomena Town]] Cycle rental only

In the Sobra Village/wiki/Mljet#In_the_.5B.5BSobra.5D.5D_VillageCar icon In the Sobra Village [[Mljet#In the Sobra Village|In the Sobra Village]] car and scooter rental outlet


Polače/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BPola.C4.8De.5D.5DProvisions icon Polače [[Mljet#Polače|Polače]] 42°47.244'N, 017°22.273'E Basic provisions shops in the village.

Pomena/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BPomena.5D.5DProvisions icon Pomena [[Mljet#Pomena|Pomena]] 42°47.264'N, 017°20.545'E Two small minimarkets.

Okuklje/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BOkuklje.5D.5DProvisions icon Okuklje [[Mljet#Okuklje|Okuklje]] 42°43.638'N, 017°40.272'E Small provisions shop on the N quay.

Sobra Village quay/wiki/Mljet#.5B.5BSobra.23Village_quay.7C_Sobra_Village_quay.5D.5DProvisions icon Sobra Village quay [[Mljet# Sobra Village quay| Sobra Village quay]] Small provisions shop near the quay.

Eating out

 /wiki/Mljet#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Mljet# | ]] 42°47.193'N, 017°22.825'E Several restaurants (six as of 2014) along the quays, most with their own moorings. Café/bar near the Roman castle ruins.
 /wiki/Mljet#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Mljet# | ]] 42°47.333'N, 017°20.669'E Several restaurants on the E quay, all with their own moorings.
 /wiki/Mljet#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Mljet# | ]] 42°47.255'N, 017°20.604'E Restaurant and café/bar in the hotel.
Maestral/wiki/Mljet#.27.27Maestral.27.27Eatingout icon Maestral [[Mljet#Maestral|Maestral]] The jetty of the restaurant is found immediately on the right when entering the bay. Ten yachts can tie up to the moorings and there are two buoys in the bay. The family restaurant, now run by the third generation, is located on the opposite the S shore 10 minutes on foot from the pier. A transfer by dinghy is possible. On the roofed restaurant terrace grilled sardines, goat cheese, mussels from Sobra, Scampi buzara, a brodetto of scorpionfish, risotto and, if pre-ordered, octopus or lamb Peka are served. For dessert, the chocolate soufflé is noteworthy, amongst others. The cook is the son, who studies at the gastronomic academy. Open 1300 - 2400 from 1 April to 1 November. Wifi. --Luksa2.
 /wiki/Mljet#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Mljet# | ]] There are several restaurants around the bay, most with their own moorings.
Konoba Lanterna/wiki/Mljet#.27.27Konoba_Lanterna.27.27Eatingout icon Konoba Lanterna [[Mljet#Konoba Lanterna|Konoba Lanterna]] This restaurant has been recommended for helpful service.--Athene of Lymington.
 /wiki/Mljet#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Mljet# | ]] Three restaurants in the village, two with their own moorings.


Regular ferries to Dubrovnik on mainland from Sobra.


Places to Visit

The ‘must see’ attractions of Mljet Island are the two interconnected lakes, Malo and Veliko Jezero, at the NW end of the island. The lakes are in the national park and an entry fee of 100 kuna (2014) per person is payable on berthing in Polace or Pomena (though not if only dining at the restaurants). This price includes entry to the park (valid for a week), a bus to and from Veliko Jezero and access (via a short boat ride) to the former Benedictine monastery of Sv. Marija, which is being steadily restored following damage during Croatia's war of independence and has a cafe and restaurant.

It is also possible to walk or cycle the route to and around the lakes (cycles can be hired in the villages or at the lakes themselves), which is a much more rewarding if a rather more energetic option. Between the two lakes is a channel dug by the Benedictine monks to provide motive power for a mill from the tidal currents into Veliko Jezero. Depending on the state of the tide, a current can be seen rushing through the shallow sea inlet at the E end of Veliko Jezero, the pleasant walk or cycle to which goes along the S or N side of the lake. Except when the current is very strong, a ferry boat takes pedestrians and cyclists (with their bikes) across the narrows to enable them to complete the circuit of the lakes. In Polace the main attractions are the remains of a Roman palace, dating back to the 5th or 6th centuries, which are conspicuous on the W side of the bay. Next, to the ruins are the remains of a 5th century early Christian basilica.

The lakes are a magnet for tourists on Mljet
Cycle hire is a popular way to see the Mljet National Park
The former Benedictine monastery on an island in Veliko Jezero
A ferry takes bikes and riders across at the E end of the lakes


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See Croatia.


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