Postcard from Mljet Island

Postcard from Mljet Island

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.

The blue lakes of Mljet National Park, Croatia

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.

Boat in the blue lakes of Mljet National Park, Croatia

The monastery at blue lakes of Mljet National Park, Croatia

Clear blue water of Mljet National Park, Croatia

Inside the chapel at the monastery in Mljet National Park, Croatia

Monastery on an island in Mljet National Park, Croatia

View from the monastery on an island in Mljet National Park, Croatia

What’s your favorite photo of Mljet Island? 

Note: I visited Mjelt National Park as part of the Busabout Sailing Croatia tour


  • Joanne

    Such great shots! Everything looks so serene. How much to reach there from Zagreb? And what cam are you using? Thanks! 


  • That water!!!!? Wow

  • Riz

    Stunning photos as usual!! I loveeeeeeee the water!!!!

  • camorose

    I actually went to Mljet via the Busabout Cruise–not sure how much it would cost to go directly. These photos were taken on a Canon Rebel XSi. Glad you enjoyed them!

  • camorose

    I know, right?! As soon as we glimpsed it, we were all in shock–it’s that bright and blue in real life, no editing required!

  • camorose

    Thanks! One of my best swims in Croatia 🙂

  • I love all the photos. It clearly shows the beauty of the place and how peaceful and relaxing the place is. It also makes me feel like I’m actually there.

  • camorose

    Glad you enjoyed them!

  • Nikky

    why do you have such an amazing blog!?!?! haha I love it so much. Its been an hour since I’ve been skimming through your articles. thank you for the inspiration!

  • camorose

    Awww so glad that you’re loving it!!! Always fun to have a new reader 🙂