Secret Island of Mljet; Legend, Adventure, Romance and Beauty
How would you like to explore one of the most spectacular islands in the Adriatic Sea and indulge in all the beauty and activity any traveler could desire while you follow in the footsteps of the legendary Odysseus of Homer’s Odyssey? Intrigued? Let Adventures Croatia take you on a fantastical day trip or a longer stay to a mythical place! The island of Mljet rises in stunning beauty from the open sea in the Dalmatian Archipelago. Famous for it’s breathtaking National Park that contains the Great Lake with an historical monastery in it’s midst, it has often been called one of the most striking islands in the region. Dense with lovely forests and sporting a Mediterranean climate, it is one of the sunniest Adriatic islands. The beaches are famous for their soft sand and crystal clear waters with sparkling blue bays. Not to be missed is Odysseus’ Cave situated under the top of Veli grad. You will want to dive there at high noon in the summer when the sun rays penetrate deep into the cave creating eye-popping light effects shimmering around you! And one of the coolest reasons to visit this wondrous island is the tale of Odysseus and Calypso. Legend has it that Odysseus was lost at sea after losing his ship and army after Troy. He answered the siren call of the enchantress Calypso and became her love slave as they languished together for seven years in this magnificent region. Historians and writers have surmised that Calypso’s home was the island of Mljet because history shows that the Greeks had been sailing into the Adriatic Sea for trade and establishing colonies in Korcula and Vis by the 7th Century BC. When you look at the amazing wonder all around you, it’s easy to believe this magical and intriguing saga. Popular with couples imitating the romance of this story and lovers of historical tales, as well as nature enthusiasts who can hike,windsurf, dive and sail in heavenly bliss, Mljet captures the siren song it is so famous for.