Mlini is a hidden gem on the sun-drenched Dalmatian Coast. Bask on silver-pebble beaches, swim in the crystalline Adriatic Sea and enjoy a bounty of fresh seafood. The tiny town centre will charm you with its tree-lined squares and a breezy seafront promenade. Forested mountains frame the Dubrovnik Riviera and add to the postcard-perfect setting.
Things to do in Mlini
A two-kilometre promenade stretches along the coast and makes it easy to beach hop along the Dubrovnik Riviera. Plaža Srebreno is the most popular and features a long stretch of pebble sand. Rent a sun lounger and cool off in the translucent water. A cluster of cafes, bars and traditional “konoba” taverns overlook the beach. Enjoy local specialties like grilled fish, octopus salad and “crni rizot” squid ink risotto.
Plaza Mlini has a quieter scene and is framed by tall, emerald-green pines. Bring a snorkel and swim out to the rocks to see colourful fish. Venture a little further to visit Kupari Beach, one of the most beautiful on the Dubrovnik Riviera. The soft, honey-hued sand is perfect for sunbathing.
A 300-year-old plane tree shades the main plaza, which is a great place to enjoy an afternoon stroll. The town itself is beautiful and features a tangle of cobbled streets lined with stone houses and climbing bougainvillea. Duck into Sveti Roko Church to see paintings by famous Croatian artist, Mladen Pejakovic.
Day trip to Dubrovnik and be enchanted by one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Europe. The city is a vision of magnificent Baroque buildings and centuries-old palaces set on the sparkling Adriatic Sea.
Getting around Mlini
Mlini is compact and easy to get around on foot. The town is a 10-minute drive from Dubrovnik. Local buses also make the trip, or you can take a taxi boat between Mlini and Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik Airport is a 10-minute drive away.