History Mljet - Historical and Cultural Information about Mljet
Trought the centuries it is bealived that after the shipwreck that happened in in 61.AD on his way to Rome st. Paul Apostol lended on the island of Mljet, more specificly on the beach of Saplunara. This story is mentioned in the Bible, chapter 27. and 28. of the Acts of The Apostoles. St. Luke in his Acts of The Apostoles says that St. Paul spent 3 months on the island of Mljet preaching Gospel. Above Saplunara, in Zara field there are the rest of the church that people still call St. Paoul's church. The official stamp of the Mljet County from 1850. til 1921. had the figure of St. Paul on it.! It is also bealived that st. Paul named Saplunara first, after latin word «sabulum» that means «sand».