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Discovered by the Ancient Greeks, Mljet was called "Melita" or “honey”, a product that the island is famous for, which over the centuries evolved to the current Slavic name. Over 70% of Mljet is carpeted with verdant forest, sprinkled with fields, vineyards and tranquil villages. The western half of the island is a stunning national park characterised by two deep bays, which are called lakes due to their very narrow passages to the open sea. On an island on one of the lakes is a 12th century Benedictine monastery. With five distinct forest tree varieties, abounding fauna, plus lush vegetation, it’s easy to see why Mljet is called the ‘Green Island’.