Suitable for groups, families, the young and the older.

A brief description of the trip

Do not miss the perfect opportunity to get to know the island of Mljet, its history and legends associated with Odysseus and the Odysseus cave. On the journey to Babino Polje, which lasts for thirty minutes, we will through the beautiful nature, passing by the small picturesque villages rich in history.

The most interesting:

  • enjoy the beauty of the island
  • get to know the history and legends of the island
  • relax in the Odysseus cave
  • swim in the clear blue sea

Description of the journey

This is a unique opportunity to get to know the magical island of Mljet. After leaving by the minibus from the port of Pomena and driving for thirty minutes through the thick pine forest of the National Park, you reach the largest settlement on the island of Mljet, Babino Polje. Then,  there is a twenty minute walk through the vineyards and olive groves to the famous Odysseus cave. After sightseeing, you can swim in the crystal blue sea. The Odysseus cave is located on the south side of the island of Mljet, near the village of Babino Polje, it is egg- shaped twenty meters in diameter and fifty meters in height. Its vault is collapsed and that’s why it was named the Cave.

The sea penetrated through the limestone layers and a tunnel was formed so one can enter the cave from the sea  swimming during the calm sea. The entrance from the sea is 5 meters wide and above the sea level is only 1 to 1.5 meters, the length of the tunnel is about 20 meters. Inland access is possible with very steep improvised stairs.

According to the legend, the Odysseus cave is a place where Odysseus, after a shipwreck on a nearby cliff Ogiran, drifted to a cave where he hid from turbulent seas.The goddess of the beauty nymph Kalipso ruled the island then and Odysseus succumbed to the charms of her irresistible beauty as well as the beauty of the island and was  “captured” there for seven years, until he was released by Zeus’s order. The Odysseus cave was once a natural habitat of the Mediterranean Monk Seal, one of the rarest mammal in the world.

POINT OF DEPARTURE Departure from your accommodation

Our service offers transport from your accommodation to the Port of Pomena or you can arrive on your own.

DEPARTURE TIME 09:00 – 09:30
water a hat
a swimming costume and equipment  sunglasses and a sun protection cream
a walkin shoes
transfer from/to your accommodation travelling by a minibus
if you like we can visit the Rector’s  Palace
a guide
GOOD TO KNOW – the walk from Babino Polje to the Odysseus cave takes about twenty minutes
– it is not allowed to enter the bus wet or in a swimming costume

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Additional information

Childrenchildren under 12years have 40% discount

09:00 - 09:30 : Transportation

Departure from your hotel or private accommodation.
Our service offers transport from your accommodation to the Port of Pomena or you can arrive on your own.

09:30 : Departure

Departure from Pomena on the trip visiting Odisseus cave

13:30 : Return

Return to Pomena