An undemanding village just 15 minutes from the bustle of Dubrovnik, Mlini holidays have everything you could want from a classic Croatian seaside resort. With a cute waterfront promenade lined with seafood restaurants and bar terraces overlooking the Adriatic, it’s no wonder many visitors choose to stay here as an alternative to Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Mlini offers Mediterranean village seclusion with easy access to the city.
Holidays to Mlini are spent within its secluded coves and hidden beaches backed by fragrant pine trees. There’s one sandy beach and a remote, rocky naturist beach that’s reached by boat. Unlike your typical Adriatic fishing village, Mlini is located between freshwater sites that used to power flour mills – hence its name, which means ‘the mills’. And the pretty river that flows through the town is the source of the water you’ll be drinking – some of the freshest and cleanest in Europe.
Become a beach bum
Mlini has some of the most romantic beaches on the Dubrovnik Riviera within walking distance. You can also hire a boat or water taxi to transport you to the more secluded spots.
Around Mlini, the waters are incredibly clear and perfect for snorkelling. You can spend an afternoon gazing at sea life or go deeper at a nearby diving school.
Paddle on a kayak
The best way to explore the scenic resort of Mlini is by kayak, where you can paddle around the horseshoe-shaped bay towards the stunning Elafiti Islands.