Published: 05.12.2014 u 16:04
It is close to village Babino Polje on the island of Mljet, a ten minute walk through the fields because it can not be reached by car. This cave is located among the rocks and in the sea level. It is very effective and gives a fantastic impression.
Odysseus cave is a cave egg-shaped with a few tens of meters in diameter. It has collapsed vault; therefore named Jama, because watching from the air, looks like a big hole in the ground. The bottom is filled with water. Through layers of limestone, which is separated from the open sea, there is a breakthrough in the form of a tunnel and a cave can be entered by swimming or small boat.
Entering from the sea is wide 4-5 meters above sea level only 1 or 1.5 meter. The sea depth in the tunnel cave is 8-10 meters, while I long tunnel about 20 meters. Access to land is possible via a very steep improvised stairs.
Odysseus is a cave used as a shelter for fishing boats and fishing tools: network, (now banned) Mljet traps, longlines and oars, and is the most unusual port at Adriatic sea, and beyond.
In the summer months, around noon, when sunlight is strongest impact on the area of the cave, the sea provides a spectrum of colors, particularly interesting for tourists and lovers of true natural phenomena and photos. In the Pit itself, mostly because of the high rocks, light never comes.
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In the center of the island Hvar lies Jelsa, welcoming, clean, friendly and tend to guests and visitors. It is determined by two highest island peak - in the west of St. Nicholas, on the east Hum. In the south is surrounded by hills Top, Samotorac and Forest, on the north side of the north winds protects Burkovo hill.
Mljet is located in the South Dalmatian Archipelago. It is the southernmost and easternmost of all our islands. Provides parallel with the eastern half of the Peljesac peninsula from which it is separated Mljet channel 8 km wide.
Unspoiled nature, clear blue skies, crystal clear waters, beautiful bays and beaches, smells and colors of picturesque lavender fields, vineyards, olive groves, as well as many historic and cultural sites, together with friendly hosts is what makes Hvar one of the most desirable holiday destinations and arguably one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, among which it is included magazine "Traveller" in 1997.
Tourism is its development on the island of Korcula started at the end of XIX. century. The first public beach is regulated in the town of Korcula in 1904, while the first Korčulan prospect in several languages printed in Vienna in 1914. After II. World War II, the sixties begins on the entire island development of modern tourism: hotels were built, decorated campsites and other tourist and catering facilities.
South Adriatic adorned with exotic types of tourism with its beautiful sheltered bays and beaches hidden from view until the world famous trendy resorts Hvar and Dubrovnik.