Pomena is a little settlement on the west coast of Mljet Island, about 29km from Sobra and 5km from Polace. The population of 50 swells considerably in summer when tourists pour in to visit the Mljet National Park. Many stay in the Hotel Odisej or in one of the many rooms and apartments for rent along the harbour. Despite the seasonal influx, Pomena is very much the fishing village; few visible concessions are made to the sporadic tourist industry except for the accommodation and a few restaurants.
From Pomena, it's easy to visit the Mljet National Park. A shady path leads 200m to Malo Jezero lake where you can catch the boat to the monastery on Sv Marija Island or rent a bicycle to pedal along the national park lakes. There are also hiking trails leading to Polace and other small settlements. Just outside Pomena village is a sheltered cove where many yachts drop anchor.
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