As the legend has it, the ancient hero Odysseus spent seven years on Mljet as a captive of the sea nymph Calypso. He was stranded on Ogiran Rock (which is still a dangerous rock for seafarers), so he swam into the cave which was named after him. Even though he stayed on Mljet against his free will, we belive it was not such a bad experience to be captured on the greenest of all Adriatic Islands. Besides, Homer s tale revels he was the lover of the beautiful nymph. So be carefull not to get stuck on Mljet, especially if you have your better half waiting for you somewhere. One does not know where to start when speaking of Mljet.
The national park is dominated by two seawaters lakes (27m and 46m deep). But the real adventure lies in depths of the lake. It is popular with couples, nature lovers and explorers, lovers of historical tales and legends.