Our most flexible and luxurious tour package makes its base on Mljet, the legendary island where Homer’s Odysseus spent seven years on his epic journey home from the Trojan War. Today, visitors are drawn to this densely forested island’s extraordinary beauty and tranquility.
Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights, Saturday to Friday
Arrival/Departure Point: Dubrovnik
Accommodations: 3 nights private guest house rooms and 3 nights full-service hotel
2017 Tour Price*: 8800 Kn / €1160 / US$1215 / £985 *prices are in Croatian Kuna: Euro, US$, & GBP prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations
Includes: 6 nights accommodation, all meals, equipment, instruction, guiding, airport & ferry transfers, park fees
Single Supplement: additional 1720 Kn / €225 / US$235 / £190
2018 Departure Dates: Apr: 28 / May: 12, 19 / Jun: 2 /Jul: 14 / Sept: 15, 29 / Oct: 6
Largely uninhabited, almost one-third of the island has been designated a national park, protecting Mljet from the influx of tourism that characterizes much of Croatia. A park hallmark is its two inland saltwater lakes, one of which is home to a 12th century Benedictine Monastery that is the island’s symbol. The park has a network of hiking and biking trails covering the entire northwestern tip of the island.
We spend three nights in a
Daily tour activities include paddling in protected water to nearby islands, leisurely hikes around the inland lakes, and challenging hill climbs on bicycles.* Tour highlights include your final day of kayaking — you will paddle from the open sea, through the narrow channel opening in the cliff walls, and into the island’s inland lakes — and your hike to the legendary Odysseus cave to swim and snorkel.
Whatever unique path or paddle your group chooses to take each day, it will be an enriching and revitalizing experience. If it’s peace and tranquility you seek, plus a little pampering, come to Mljet.
*Daily kayaking, biking, and hiking routes and distances are determined by the group and the weather.
Note: We offer both novice and advanced tour levels. See online itineraries for details.
Day 1: Arrive Dubrovnik; explore Old City Late afternoon ferry to Mljet Island Dinner at Marin’s in Kozarica
Day 2: Introductory kayak instruction in harbor Novice: Paddle Kozarica to Ploče Advanced: Paddle
Day 3: Paddle to
Day 4: Guided bike ride or day hike in Mljet National Park Lunch at Mali Raj Restaurant Swim and relax at the hotel beach
Day 5: Paddle the open sea to the channel leading to the inland lakes Picnic lunch in the National Park
Day 6: Hike to the Odysseus cave to swim & snorkel Visit a traditional vineyard; buy home grown olive oil Farewell dinner at Marin’s
Day 7: Ferry to Dubrovnik Transfer to airport for departure flights