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Mljet national Park

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National Park Mljet is located on the North-West of the island and covers an area of 5375 hectares. In November 1960, this territory declared national Park in 1997, it joined with the marine part. The salt-freshwater lake, magnificent view of the coast, the richest flora, sea cliffs, reefs, numerous Islands, rocky fields, and nearby mountains covered with rich evergreen vegetation, and old settlements was the reason for the assignment of honorary status.

Unique cultural and historical heritage, Dating back to the Illyrian period, the Roman Empire and the Dubrovnik Republic, are of considerable interest to lovers of sights.

A unique geological and Oceanographic karst phenomenon inherent in the system of salt lakes on Mljet, is of great interest in the world. Beautiful Large and Small lake for decades to attract with its beauty and many mysteries of not only researchers and scientists, but also tourists, fans of untouched nature. The sea penetrates through almost invisible channels (channel Soline) inland, it creates a Large lake which connects with the Small lake.

Almost the entire territory of the Mljet national Park is occupied by forests, which called also "green island". The pine forests surrounding the famous lake, can rightfully be considered the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. Some of the cleanest water in the world of Mljet is a favorite place of the population of the Mediterranean monk seal.

In the middle of a Large lake on a small island of Saint Helena is a landmark for those places of tourist and heritage attraction- a Benedictine monastery with the Church of St. Mary, Dating from the 12th century. This is a true symbol of the national Park and the Islands due to the extremely aesthetic appearance and spiritual and cultural force.