LatitudeLat 42° 44' 30'' N
LongitudeLong 17° 36' 44'' E
Minimum Draught4 m
Maximum Draught40 m
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Sobra (in Italian Sovra) is a village of 150 inhabitants, located on the east coast of the island of Mljet (Meleda). The island is part of the archipelago of the big islands and is the one that is more south of the other, close to Dubrovnik. Due to its uncontaminated nature is called the pearl of the Adriatic, and this is also evident from the presence of a natural park in the northwestern part of the island.
The bay is very quiet and pleasant, for the night entrance rely on two lights, a red blinking three seconds to the left, and the other a white light flashing three seconds to the right. Just ahead of the red light of the left headlight, there is a station for fuel, depth of water 3 meters. It is also possible to moor at the city wharf but not recommended because you have to respect certain times when the ferry passes. In summer, the passage is intensified since in addition to the normal daily traffic connecting the town to Dubrovnik, it adds more tourism to the nearby Peljesac Island. Finally, there is the possibility of having the electrical connection for boats up to 25 meters in length using some of the dead bodies found soon after the dock of the village, water depth 4 meters. With very strong sirocco, a troublesome wave rises up even inside the creek.
Coming from the south, before landing in Sobra, it is almost obligatory for a bath to Saplunara (in Italian Sabbionara); a bay suitable for a short anchorage where there is a large sandy beach with clear water. Coming from the north, you can stop at Pomena or Polace (Porto Palace) for a visit to the National Park where you can see an abandoned monastery of the twelfth century and two salty lakes. The park can be visited on foot or by renting a canoe, the vegetation is mainly composed of pine trees, but there are also shrubs typical of Mediterranean scrub such as myrtle. At Polace mooring is recommended at the L pier where there are some dead bodies. The entrance to the Park costs about 100 kune. Prohibition of anchoring and entry into the canal of V. Jezero, considered a protected natural area.
The island is also closely linked to the history and has been inhabited for thousands of years, as proof of this is thought that the island of Ogygia, mentioned in the Odyssey, is precisely Mljet. (Meleda). According to Homer, after the battle of Troia, Ulisse found shelter here, and he met Calypso and remained with her for seven years.