Monastery of Saint Mary on Mljet

Standing on a tiny island in the middle of a lake, on an island in the Adriatic Sea – St Mary’s Monastery gives new meaning to the word ‘secluded’. A short boat ride across glass-clear waters takes you to the 12th century building, inarguably one of Croatia’s most picturesque points and a place where there is gloriously little to do. Just a serene islet to dawdle around, a collection of ancient buildings to explore, and inviting waters to slip into. Or in other words, it’s a quietly enchanting corner of Croatia.

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