Ston is a beautiful small seaside town best known, among other things, for cultivation of shellfish, especially oysters – a famous aphrodisiac! Another famous feature are surely its hundreds of years old walls, which are the longest complete fortification system around a town in Europe –and the second in the world (after the Great Wall of China). It is located at the very beginning of famous Pelješac peninsula, well known for its exquisite red wines. Pelješac peninsula is the best known wine-growing area in the south of Croatia, where the wine routes take you to places where you can enjoy the typical Plavac Mali wine variety and the recently discovered truffles. By its economic and strategic significance, Ston was the second most important town of the Dubrovnik Republic, after Dubrovnik. Its monumental walls were built between 14th and 15th centuries, extending over 5 kilometers in length and measuring 5-10 meters in height. A large natural salt works is located at the base of the Ston Channel, where sea salt has been produced for centuries as a precious monopoly product of the Dubrovnik Republic. Interestingly, it is still active today. HOT TIPS: While visiting Ston you must have lots of local wine and delicious oysters! If you΄re up for a climb, visit one part of city walls for a better view of the city area. The easiest way to visit Ston is by car or by buying an excursion from one of local travel agencies. Visit to Ston is perhaps best combined with a visit to Korčula island, described in a separate section of this guide.
Croatia, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Ston, D414, 20230