The national park of the same name covers the western part of this, the most beautiful island of the Adriatic. Almost the entire mainland area of the park is covered by thick Mediterranean pine woods, which particularly unfold their beauty at dusk. It is an island well known for the many varieties of red and white wine, with their specific aroma and strength, grown under the sun and on the ground of Mljet. Mljet is also known for its goat’s cheese, served in the traditional way on wooden boards and above all for the gentility and the spontaneity of the island people.
Connections by ferries and ships with Dubrovnik are daily, while in the summer months there is another line that connects Trstenik (peninsula of Peljesac) with Polace, which considerably reduces the travel time from the island of Mljet to Polace. During the summer months the area of the National Park (of the port of Placa and Pomena) is touched by the numerous tourist ships from Dubrovnik, Korcula, and Makarska.
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