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Southern Dalmatia, Mljet National Park, Croatia
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All reviews national park an hour small lake boat ride st mary lovely place salt lake wandering around day trippers by foot included in the price free boat ticket price entrance fee island church swim
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

St. Mary Island in Veliko Jezero (Great Lake) in Mljet National Park has a beautifully-situated 12th century Benedictine monastery and church, accessed by a short boat ride. Benedictines from the monastery of St.Mary in Pulsano on Gargano were invited to Mljet by Desa, Duke of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The Benedictine monastery looks impressive from far away and if one didn't know beforehand might even think this were a castle from 12th century. However, once you dock and exit the boat, and you begin to explore or guide tells you the tragic history of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sgt_Oddball
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Best part of saint Mary’s island is leaving it. Have a coffee but pack your own lunch as food is overpriced and bland and most of the menu options are not available. Also, bring cash if ya feel like wasting your money as their cars...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Supapete
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This was a surprising bonus and so much better than we expected. It’s just a short boat trip - included in your park ticket price – and it’s a lovely spot to wander around the ruins and through the grounds of the old monastery. You...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely little Island in the large lake in the National Park. We came with Jet2 and received free entry to the National Park for the duration of our holiday. This included a free boat trip over to St Mary's Island. There are a couple of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank P9500KIstevec
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Free trip to island with hotel stay. ok for half a day out . chapel was crowded with day trippers .you have to pay to use toilets !! Once was enough.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andy T
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Mljet Island & National Park are small and picturesque as is St Mary Island. However, our whole experience was completely ruined by a mass of rude tourist's that had arrived on an extremely large ocean liner. They pushed & shoved people. In fact one of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Although the island is only small you could lose a whole day swimming, relaxing and wandering around this beautiful place. The buildings are wonderfully fairy tale like and swimming off the island in lake is lovely.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank U6921NZemilyh
Reviewed 25 August 2018

There is not much to see here though it was pleasant boat ride out. What made it worthwhile was the excellent swimming and the ease of getting in and out of the water around the island.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rdnkh
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

As beautiful as the pictures. Take the trip if it’s included in your park fare- the boat trip is short but really nice. We first swam there and then took the boat from the small lake. There are 2 restaurants and you can visit the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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18 August 2017|
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Response from 908Laura | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can kayak and they are available for rental. I don't exactly remember where, but if you go to the tourist info office once you are off the shuttle, they will show you on the map.