First Mljet Outdoor Festival Coming Soon to Beloved National Park

Lauren Simmonds

Mljet National Park is a truly stunning natural wonder not too far from the popular city of Dubrovnik in the extreme south of Dalmatia. While visited by many during the warm summer months, the island empties out quite significantly during the rest of the year. Seeing and appreciating this emerald park during the cooler months and with less tourists around is an opportunity worth taking.

As Morski/Lucija Radulj writes on the 12th of October, 2019, within the project for the improvement of the system of sustainable management, tourist valorisation and interpretation of the natural heritage in the area of ​the Mljet National Park (NP Nljet) – Mljet, the Odyssy of the Mediterranean and the Public Institution of Mljet National Park in cooperation with the Mljet Tourist Board, the Deša Association and the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) will organise the very first Mljet Outdoor Festival on the 19th and the 20th of this month.

The aim of the event is to enable Mljet’s visitors to get better acquainted with the diversity and the sheer natural beauty of this much loved national park in southern Dalmatia, as well as the gastronomic offer of Croatia’s greenest island through recreational activities and participation in various workshops.

The Mljet Outdoor Festival is being held as part of a project co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and the Office for NGOs of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and is primarily aimed at optimising visits to the National Park, raising awareness of the natural and cultural values of this protected area and contributing to the economic well-being of the local community and the sustainable development of the island by improving its visitor system, visitor infrastructure and educational programs.

As such, all those who come to Pomena on Mljet on October the 19th and 20th will be free to cycle, walk, hike and exercise in organised groups and participate in gastro workshops, which will prepare traditional dishes from the island.

In addition, everyone in attendance can expect to enjoy a live concert rounded off with a traditional fisherman’s dinner on Saturday night.

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