Anyone planning a trip to the Dalmatian island of Mlejt should epxect a tranquil place to unwind and escape the worries and stresses of everyday life. The island has only one road, and few permanent residents, while almost half of it consists of a National Park. This means that any trip to stay in villas in Mljet will be peaceful, but will usually involve a short ferry journey from the nearby city of Dubrovnik. The best way to reach Island Mljet holiday rentals from the city is to use Jadrolinija car ferry, which sails to the town of Sobra. Buses from this port will take visitors the 20 kilometres or so to the national park area, which is accessed via the towns of Pomena and Polace.
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The main features of the national park are the two striking salt water lakes which lie inland from the coast, and are connected to the sea by narrow channels. These are great to explore with scuba gear or snorkels, and it is possible to see a rich diversity of fish life, however, fishing is prohibited. Swimming in the waters is good fun, as is simply sitting on the shoreline of the lakes and enjoying the marvellous view. More active guests in Island Mljet villa rentals will want to explore the shorelines of the lakes on foot or even by bicycle. There are a number of well-maintained trails for hikers and cyclists to get to grips with, and there are plenty of shady woods to shelter in should the sun get too much.
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Unusually, visitors to Island Mljet holiday rentals can also see Indian mongooses in the national park area of the island. They were imported in the past in order to help deal with the local snake population, which once reached excessive levels. Interestingly enough, the island is also supposed to be the location where St Paul famously ran aground and was bitten by a viper. The island also has a legendary link with Homer's hero Odysseus, who was meant to have stayed here for seven years. More recently, Benedictine monks founded on a monastery on an island in one of the national park's lakes, which has now been turned into a restaurant. A trip to Island Mljet holiday rentals is a great way to get to know this part of the Croatian coast, and completely relax in the process. Another classis summer holiday paradise you might be interested in is Costa del Sol Holiday Villas. Or, if you want complete change from your usual holiday choice of sunny summer havens, why not consider a mountainous snow holiday in Northern Alps Chalets? Come and experience the Northern Alps in all their glory with its vineyards, fairy tale castles, flower-filled meadows, pine forests and towering snow-capped mountains. Or, opt for an exciting city break with Brandenburg Apartments, and pay a visit to the plethora of palaces, museums and parks on offer in this bustling town.