“Mljet” National Park covers the northeastern part of Mljet, the third of one of the larger islands in the region of southern Dalmatia, with 5,275ha of protected land and surrounding sea.
The coast of the island is specifically indented and extremely forested. The sea penetrates into the island through narrow straits creating two “lakes” filled with sea water where vegetation slopes down to the water level.
The island is especially known for its salt-lakes, a unique geological and oceanographic karst phenomenon of global significance which spread the name of Mljet throughout the world.
Apart from the preserved vegetation and lakes, there is also a characteristic multifaceted karst Mediterranean landscape with hidden subterranean habitats: caves and pits.