Pomena - Island Mljet
Pomena is a small village as well as a harbour located at the west end of Island of Mljet, about 2 km away from the village of Govedari. The village has just over 50 permanent inhabitants.
They live in farming, fishing and tourist trade. Initially, it was founded by Govedjari people, as that was their nearest sheltered bay and access to the sea. They used to come to the bay mainly to fish. However, since the growth of tourist trade in the area, and construction of Hotel Odisej (see it on the above photo) Pomena became more of a tourist place.
Being located on just over 15 minutes walk to Malo Jezero (Small Lake) of Mljet National Park, the village is the main entry point to the Park. Nowadays has its hotel, a couple of restaurants and coffee bars, grocery and souvenir shops, agencies etc… As a bay, is a very safe place for anchorage, being sheltered by a tiny island of Pomestak, which acts as a local naturist beach too.
Pomena looks small, but in the central street 5 minutes away from waterfront there are 2 small mini markets, bike & scooter rental agencies, and several coffee bar. Also there is hotel with wellness and spa so some of your crew members may relax there if they prefer this than trekking or biking.
Pomena is also great for swimming – especially left part of the bay (left when entering bay with the boat).
You can moored next to konoba kod Nine and have enjoyed fresh fish. Owner is catching fish daily and our dinner arrived shortly after we moored – so we have just chosen our meal when it was still alive 😉
Kod Nine has also great starters as tuna in olive oil (home prepared) and various fish starters.
Pomena is also great spot for having morning coffee, offering quiet relaxation in beautiful nature.
You can include Mljet and Pomena in your one week south sailing route.