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The Mljet National Park welcomed its hundred thousandth guest today. This landmark was reached when Sarah Poole from Bristol in England arrived in the park with her boyfriend Danny Taylor at 11.00am this morning. The English couple decided to visit Mljet on a day trip from the neighbouring island of Korcula where they were staying.

“We support active tourism, we enjoy being in the fresh air. We read about the beauty of the natural and cultural heritage of this area and decided to come spend a day biking around the lake as well as kayaking,” commented Poole. This is her first visit to Croatia, although her boyfriend visited Dubrovnik a few years ago.

This is the third year in a row that the Mljet National Park has recorded more than 100,000 visitors. This figure is based on the number of tickets purchased.

At the official entrance to the Mljet National Park the pair were greeted by Mrs. Diana Dabelic, the head of tourism and promotion for the national park, who handed over commemorative gifts. They were then given a guided tour of the park in an electric car before catching a boat out to the island of St. Mary.