NP Mljet

NP Mljet

Mljet National Park covers the western third of the island of Mljet, and it was declared as National Park in 1960. The composition of the national park entering the village Polace (a major tourist and passenger port), Gove (which includes settlements Babine houses (the oldest settlement on the lake), bay (a small town at the entrance to the big lake) and Landing (place with mail and administrative national park)) and importance (former fishing village residents Govedari, today the site of the only hotel on the island). Features of the National Park Doors from Solina (Vratosolina), beginning Solin channel and entrance to Big Lake on Mljet. "Mljet" was declared an area of ​​special interest because: Its unique panoramic landscape of well intended coastline, cliffs, reefs and numerous islands, as well as the rich topography of the nearby hills that steeply dominate the sea surface screening the numerous rocky fields and ancient stone settlements. Its outer coast, open towards the south sea, is steep and full garma - impressive caves. The coast facing the continent and winter storms is lower and more approachable System of the Great and Little Lakes represents a unique geological and oceanographic phenomenon of worldwide proportions. These two lakes on the island were for about 10,000 years, freshwater, until the beginning of the Christian era. On the costal rocks some endemic Dalmatian plants like Star thistle Nice, rich forests once covered large areas of the Mediterranean, but today is rarely as here kept in its original form. The small island is due to its exceptional aesthetic image and strong cultural and spiritual dimension of the symbol of the national park "Mljet" Polače site, a cultural and historical heritage with the Roman palace and fortifications and early Christian basilica nesting in a sheltered bay An exceptional cultural and historical heritage in the eras of the Illyrian tribes and the Roman Empire, and the Dubrovnik Republic reaches to the present day. Park Mljet is very lush so that is the reason why is called the green island. Aleppo pine forest around the lake is consider the best preserved and most beautiful trees of its kind in the Mediterranean. Land fauna is quite depleted after 1909 on Mljet passed a small Indian mongoose, type of predator that destroys snakes.