"A small fishing village near to Dubrovnik, which makes Mlini a great base for exploring nearby towns and villages..."
A picturesque former fishing village that has transformed into one of Croatia’s most popular holiday destinations. Its peaceful atmosphere and proximity to the vibrant and historic city of Dubrovnik makes it perfect for people who want to blend fun and relaxation. Its magnificent coast is populated by many incredible beaches, which provide access to the sapphire waters of the Adriatic Sea if you are looking for a beach holiday. This makes it ideal for anyone who wants a spectacular holiday in a tranquil location.
Mlini Travel Guide
At A Glance:
Mlini is a small town, situated 8 kilometres from Dubrovnik, which is famous for its rich vegetation, beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes. Originally a small fishing village it has become a popular destination for those who seek a peaceful holiday that is closely connected to Dubrovnik’s rich cultural heritage. The village itself is small with a population of around 1000 inhabitants.
With a temperate climate, it offers plenty of sunshine throughout the year. It has more than 250 days of sunshine per year, ensuring near-perfect weather conditions and a warm sea. The hottest months of the year are June, July and August when temperatures average around 25 degrees Celsius.
History and Culture
Previously known as Molina, it was a small village famous for its thriving mill trade that supplied merchants from the nearby city of Dubrovnik with goods to send around the world. It also famously supplied Dubrovnik with water, with two boats carrying drinking water between the two cities in the 15th century. Apart from that, it was generally a small picturesque village that was a popular holiday destination for the inhabitants of Dubrovnik; the kind of place where you can escape city life and relax.
Sharing its culinary history with the nearby town of Dubrovnik it is especially good for seafood. Crni rižot (Black Risotto), is made with squid ink and can be found in almost every restaurant; Mušule na buzaru (stewed muscles) are made using Italian flavours, while fresh oysters abound throughout the region, ideal for people who want that unique taste of the sea. Mlini is also known for the quality of its wine, with delicious local vintages available on every menu.
This small village has a surprisingly good number of family activities that visitors are sure to enjoy on their family holiday. Foremost of these are the many stunning beaches that populate its coast, offering access to the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea. The Mlini is also close to Dubrovnik, a majestic and historic city that older children may recognise from HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Tours and Attractions
Laying just 8 kilometres from the iconic city of Dubrovnik, Mlini is renowned for its 16th century walls and the stunning old town that it surrounds. Watchers of HBO’s Game of Thrones series will recognise it as the filming location for Kings Landing, making it a must-visit for anyone visiting Mlini. The village also offers the chance to explore the many islands that populate Croatia’s waters. While its many stunning beaches are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the magnificent waters of the Adriatic.
Considered a small peaceful village, visitors can enjoy a relaxing meal gazing out to sea or take a refreshing drink on the beach. For those seeking a livelier night scene, Dubrovnik (8 km) is the place to go, with the street known as Placa, especially famous for its bars and clubs. This ensures that anyone who stays in Mlini has the best of both worlds.