A wild paradise, Mljet is home to a national park, lovely swimming spots and tiny villages. Almost half of the island is a protected national park which has two inland salt water lakes, perfect for swimming or kayaking. Kayak to a tiny islet in the middle of one lake which has a Benedictine monastery on it. You can also walk or cycle along marked paths through the lush greenery and take in the views. Venture to the village of Babino Polje to find the Odysseus cave, which is where legendary Greek king Odysseus sheltered after being shipwrecked. The best beach on the island is Saplunara, a pristine beach sheltered by pine trees. Blace Beach is also nice for swimming, and popular with naturists. Mljet is a good place for scuba diving - you can see a 10th century shipwreck, a German World War II torpedo boat and underwater walls. Visit Mljet’s tiny villages to find small restaurants, hotels and markets.