After visiting Plitvice Lakes and sailing the Adriatic Sea, I thought I had seen all of the most impossibly pristine waters Croatia had to offer–and then I went to Mljet Island.
Not only does this national park have woodsy paths and water that practically glows turquoise, it also has an abandoned monastery. On an island. That sells the best mussels in the world, even in the dead heat of June. Essentially, it was one of the most unique and most gorgeous places we visited in Croatia–and absolutely the site of my favorite afternoon swim.
What’s your favorite photo of Mljet Island?
Note: I visited Mjelt National Park as part of the Busabout Sailing Croatia tour.