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 National park Mljet  National park Krka  National park Paklenica  Nature park Lastovo

National parks & Nature parks


Visit natural attractions in your own organization or with organised day trips - boat excursions.
You can find travel guide and route planner here: traveling by car.
Where is Dubrovnik related to the NPs - distances (in km), by car-boat, are behind NP name:


 National park Kornati  Nature park Telascica  Nature park Biokovo  National park Plitvice


 National Park Mljet - 18 miles NW of Dubrovnik  island Mljet - Great and Small Lakes, geological phenomenon  Great Lake - The islet of St. Mary  islet of St. Mary - Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century

Mljet National Park


The National Park is situated on Mljet island, some 18 miles northwest of Dubrovnik. It is well connected by ferry-boat lines and, during the summer months, by hydrofoil.

National Park Mljet covers approximately a third of the island. There are many features that make the park extremely beautiful, like unique panoramic view of coastline with many picturesque islets, cliffs and rocks, or luscious forests and rocky fields inside the island.

The system of the Great and Small Lakes in karst represents unique oceanographic and geological phenomenon. The lakes were freshwater at the beginning, but they turned into salt lakes two thousand years ago.

The islet of St. Mary with the Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century is placed in the centre of the Great Lake. The Monastery is a valuable historical and cultural monument, surrounded by cultivated cloister garden and by rich vegetation of the islet itself.

Polace is the main port of Mljet National Park. It is also known for the old Roman palace built in the 3rd century, close to a source of drinking water that has existed until nowadays.


 historical and cultural monument, surrounded by cultivated cloister garden  National Park Mljet and Benedictine Monastery for body and soul  coastline with many picturesque islets, cliffs and luscious forests  Polace - the main port of Mljet National Park


 Banje - the most popular Dubrovnik beach  Banje - attractive pebbly beach offers various services and activities  Copacabana beach - situated on the Lapad peninsula  Buza - specific rocky beach

Beaches in Dubrovnik


Banje - The most popular city beach with the view of the old City walls and Lokrum island. Attractive pebbly beach offers various services and activities. After a beach volley-ball, have a nice drink under a parasol or take a ride with a jet-ski. Adrenaline thirsty, try parasailing.

Copacabana - Situated on the Lapad peninsula, this pebbly beach provides lot of facilities for families with children.
One part of the beach is completely adapted to accommodate people with disabilities.

Buza - This specific rocky beach is placed under the southern City walls and offers an amazing view of the Lokrum island.

St. Jacob - One of the most attractive city beaches is placed in a basin nearby the Church of St. Jacob. This sand and pebble beach provides a spectacular view of the city.
Rent a kayak or jet-ski, or enjoy the beach volley-ball.

Dance - The rocky beach that is facing the open sea, with crystal-clear and a bit cold water.
It is not recommended for children and inexperienced swimmers.
This place is known as a cradle of Dubrovnik water-polo.

Beaches in Lapad Bay - There are several popular sand and cemented beaches in Lapad Bay, connected by a long promenade.
The beaches offer different facilities for active vacation, such as volleyball and soccer fields.


 Buza beach - placed under the southern Dubrovnik walls  St. Jacob beach - nearby the Church of St. Jacob  Dance - the rocky beach  Lapad Bay - main beach


 Arboretum Trsteno - 15 miles away from Dubrovnik  Arboretum Trsteno - the very oldest arboretum in the world  Arboretum Trsteno - founded in the late 15th century  Arboretum Trsteno - protected as a monument of garden architecture

Arboretum Trsteno - Lokrum Nature Park


Due to the mild climate and favorable geographic position, splendid city of Dubrovnik is surrounded by verdant Mediterranean vegetation.
Beside obligate olive plantations and vineyards, the area is abundant with fresh fragrances of lemon and oranges, enriched with scents of laurel and rosemary.

Arboretum Trsteno - The very oldest arboretum in the world is situated in Trsteno, some 15 miles away from Dubrovnik. It was founded in the late 15th century and has been protected as a monument of garden architecture.

Lokrum Nature Park - Lokrum is one of the islands in waters of Dubrovnik. Enjoy diversity of Mediterranean vegetation that includes cypress, oak and pine woods, olive and agave plantations, vivid magnolia and verdant palms.
Lokrum is a Special Forest Vegetation Reserve and Nature Reserve as well.


 Lokrum island in front of Dubrovnik  Lokrum - Special Forest Vegetation Reserve and Nature Reserve  Lokrum island - lake and cave  Lokrum - cypress, oak, pine, olive, agave, magnolia, palms