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Because of its natural heritage its north-western part and the surrounding sea area of 5300 ha 1960th was protected and declared of a national park. One of the peculiarities of the island Mljet is coast. The southern part facing the open sea is steep and inaccessible, while the coast facing the mainland and the storm is lower and more approachable.
Inside the island are hidden natural phenomena, the two salt lakes, big and small lake, surrounded by a Dalmatian endemic plants. Big Lake has a depth of 46m and an area of 145 hectares, and small lake depth of 29 mi area of 24 ha. On the Great Lake is also the island of St Mary with church and benedict monastery from the 12th century.
Because of the lush vegetation of Mljet is named "Green Island". There can be seen even 5 different types of forests. Animal world also has its specificity, for instance on the island are no poisonous snakes because of the presence of the Indian mongoose. In addition, the island is very rich in birds and some rare species of birds.
Mljet island is inhabited and the local population is engaged in wine, olive growing and fishing, and recently more and tourism. Visit the National Park Mljet is organized in a permanent ferry lines from Dubrovnik, and tourist ships in the tourist season organized from all the cities of southern Dalmatia.
All details related to Mljet National Park can be found on the official website of National Park Mljet.