The greenest island of Croatia is located in the Dubrovnik archipelago, away from the mainland, the Peljesac peninsula, with the Mljet channel only 8 km wide. A third of the islands were declared a National Park in the 60’s because of the unique system of sea lakes that were freshwater, cliffs, numerous islets, caves, remnants of the Mediterranean rainforest that once covered the entire Mediterranean, and rich historical and cultural heritage dating back to the 10 000 years ago. Illyrian and Roman times. The highest peak of the island is Veliki Grad at 514.
The highest peak of the island is Veliki Grad at 514 meters above sea level while numerous peaks exceed 300 meters. A large part of them is gathered in a 43 km long hiking trail (Mljet bypass) that runs across the island. In the lowlands of Babin Polje, in the heart of the island, there are thematic trails of olive trees, sacral treasures, natural springs and dry walls whose construction skills are inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

The path of the olive trees leads to the Odysseus cave, which is said to have been the legend of the goddess Calypso holding Odysseus in captivity, and that Homer’s Ogigia was not Mljet but Mljet. In addition to the numerous caves, cliffs, cliffs and islets, Mljet is characterized by pebble beaches, while the sandy ones are located on the southeastern part of the island in Saplunara. On the rocky ground grow: endemic species Rabbit rabbit, motar, golden fern, coastal petrovac, sunshine, marmalade, numerous herbs such as sage, thyme, etc. The island of Mljet is inhabited by a domestic mouse, fluff, mungos, hedgehog, rabbit, and a deer shovel was brought to the island after World War II, and more recently a wild boar. The bird world is rich and diverse especially in times of migration. In pine forests and macchia, thrush, arbor, queen, shrubs and others live.

In the fields and in the docks wintering swamps and seams, and along the shores of the sea and especially in the mud, roads are wetlands: wild ducks, grebes, herons and snipes. Many falcons meet here during the relocation, and the pigeon mane and the pigeon cave. A wild pigeon and a rare predatory owl predator nest in the Park.

Put maslina počinje u Babinom Polju preko puta parkirališta kampa i proteže se do Maranovića kroz maslinike s pogledom na vanjski dio otoka, prema taliji. Cijelo Babino Polje je zasađeno maslinama i ujedno je najveći maslinik na otoku. U berbi maslina tradicionalno sudjeluje cijela obitelj, a započinje u studenome. Uz stazu se nalazi i uljara gdje se mogu kupiti ekstradjevičanska i djevičanska maslinova ulja. Osim maslina, uz stazu se mogu vidjeti kuke i šparoge (u rano proljeće), stabla rogača, alepskog bora, pinja, badema, grmovi velikog pelina, šipka, ljekovite kadulje. Staza vodi do Odisejeve špilje, Fiječina kuće iz 16. stoljeća, Sotnice,  Kneževa dvora,  crkve sv. Vlaha,  crkve sv. Spasa kao i do suhozida.

The trail The sacral treasure of Babin Polje is circular, passing through the place and descending into the field, leading to churches and chapels that bear witness to the Christian tradition of the island. The patron saint is St. Paul, whose parish church is open to visitors, while smaller churches and chapels are often closed. On the trail you can see the church of St. St. Andrew’s Parish Church St. Paul’s Church Pankration (11th c.), Church of St. John the Baptist (12th-14th centuries), Church of St. John the Baptist Of the Savior (12th-14th centuries), the church of St. Joseph, the church of All Blaise (15th c.), The Chapel of Our Lady of Brijeg (17th c.) And Frater’s house, ie the monastery of St. Nicholas (17th c.). During the 11th century, the inhabitants of Babin Polje built the first church, which they dedicated to St. Pancracy, the first patron saint of the island. A parish was also established to make Babino Polje the church seat of the island of Mljet. The church with Babin Polje came into possession of the Benedictines who built the administrative building Sotnica.
The drywall route begins below Ocinje on State Road D-120 to Leciste. The thematic trail is an introduction to the cultural landscape shaped by fields and dry walls, which together form a unique cultural and natural heritage, and which at the same time testify to the continuity of life in these areas. The drywall path leads through the field next to the drywall, a way of fencing plots for agricultural use. The art of drywall construction was listed at the end of 2018 on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The route includes a monument to King Tomislav erected in 1925, the oldest cores of the hamlets of Ocinja and Zabrježa with volts dating from the 15th century, the oldest preserved dwelling house of owner Peter Market in Ocinje from the 16th century, the Church of Our Lady of Brijeg, the old dry walls of Leciste, lavender and olive groves .
The trail starts in Vodice and ends across the camp in Babin Polje. In the Babin Polje area there are water sources and a stream with a bed of stone (often dry) that connects the whole field. Walking along the path allows you to get to know the cultural landscape shaped by the source, stream, olive groves and hamlets and sacral objects, which together form a unique geomorphological phenomenon, and which at the same time testify to the millennial continuity of life from prehistoric times to the present. The route of the trail includes cultural, historical and natural sights: Vodice Source, Illyrian towns “Gradac od vodice”, the old stream, Fratr’s house – St. Nicholas monastery, St. Nicholas Church. Pankration, the church of st. Blaise, Sotnica, Rector’s Palace, the old town of the hamlet of Zadublje, a tower from the 17th century with its mill. The trail is intertwined with the thematic track “Sacred Treasure of Babin Polje”.
The restored Austrian road can be reached from two sides: in the settlement Sobra (at the water supply system) and in the Grebac area (between the settlements Sobra and Babino Polje). Passenger cars can be left in the parking lot in Sobra (10 places) and in Grebac on a smaller extension (four places). The start of the trail is marked. Entering the Austrian road route from Grebac begins with the stairs to the restored stone cobblestone with a slight fall. On the right side of the road you can see the source of muddy water (mud), which is used for irrigation of the field and as a source of drinking water in the summer. By the way
grows macchia, pine, aromatic and medicinal herbs: Aleppo pine, pinot, rub, green fern, rabbit from Dubrovnik, sunflower sun, sage, thyme. At the end of the road there is a view of the Mljet Channel.

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