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Mljet is called the green island, because of its lush vegetation, and by many it's the most beautiful island of the Adriatic. National park was declared in 1960, especially because of indented coastline, distinctive vegetation and cultural heritage.
Its most certainly part is the narrow passage where the sea crept into the mainland and formed the Great and the Little Lake. This phenomenon has made Mljet famous worldwide. These two lakes on the island attract naturalists, and all lovers of untouched nature. Today on island Mljet there are five types of forest such as rainforest remnants of the Mediterranean, the original oak trees and native forests of Aleppo pine. With forests are biologically important habitats and coastal sand dunes, steep coastal cliffs as high as those in the interior of the island.
Mljet is extremely rich in birds that are rare on the islands like a jay, gray flycatcher, forest, and the most ancient of prey eagle snake that feeds on snakes. The island has five snake species and six species of lizards. The open-sea side of the island until recently lived Mediterranean monk seal. The island of Mljet is emphasized by the rich cultural heritage. The most impressive example is the complex of the Benedictine monastery from the 12th century on a small island in the middle of Mljet.
You can get to Mljet in several ways. Sobra is the main port on the island and is connected by ferry "Jadrolinija" to Dubrovnik and Korčula Island, but only in summer. During the summer Mljet is connected by ferry to the Pelješac peninsula. During the entire year is a ferry from Dubrovnik. The island is also accessible by the passenger ship "Nona Ana" which runs between the port of Dubrovnik and Polača on the peninsula Pelješac, starting in Dubrovnik in the morning and returns in the afternoon. This line runs from June to September.
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