2 Explore the islands
You can’t visit this region of Croatia without experiencing the islands nearby – and there are plenty to choose from. Scattered like jewels, hundreds of them are waiting to be explored. The small town of Ston, just an hour up the coast, offers ferries to Mljet, the most southerly and easterly of the region’s larger islands. Classed as one of the country’s most beautiful and dubbed Croatia’s greenest island, too, its gentle sandy shoreline gives way to a dense forest.
Nearby Mljet is home to a former Benedictine monastery