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Ston (Croatia // South Dalmatia // Pelješac riviera)

Wine Route of Peljesac
The Illyrians ruled Pelješac 2500 years ago and in the Illyrian cave in Nakovanj near the Northern tip of the Peninsula, ceramic wine glass...
Sea Kayaking: Oysters in the bay of Mali Ston
Explore the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve by kayak and experience beautiful natural and historical heritage from seaside!

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Walking tour: Ston and shellfish
The Dalmatian coast has a very long historyof mariculture. Traces of primitive oyster farming-petrified oak branches with attached oy...
Cycling: Ston oysters
Ston is a town in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, located at the south of isthmus of the Pelješac peninsula.

Walls of Ston...
Cycling: Wine route of Peljesac, from Zuljana to Postup
Pelješac Peninsula is primarly known for its hills and slopes, and beautiful sunny vineyards. In the area around the peninsula we fi...
NP Mljet
Mljet is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia.

The northwes...
Walking tour: Pelješac - Our Lady of Angels
Pelješac peninsula in southern Dalmatia in Croatia is part of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Inhabited since the ancient times of Ill...
Cycling: Island of Mljet island, St Paul's road
The excursion starts with a ferry ride from the port Prapratno near Ston. With the arrival to the Sobra ferry port in Mljet, the cycl...
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Ston is a city, harbour and the administrative center, located on the narrow strip of land which connects Peljesac with the mainland. It is situated on the shore of Ston channel which leads to the sea. On the southeastern side there are areas of very shallow water which helped create the salt production. In the Roman times it was called Stagnum, lat. marsh, where the Romans used to get salt. Through history the entire peninsula used to be called Puncta Stagni - The Point of Ston. Modern Ston was established by Dubrovnik Republic in 1333. This was the second most important city in the Republic. It was built by plans and regulations from 1334. There was a school in Ston in 1389, orphanage in 1458, and an orphanage in 1494. Ston is surrounded with the about 5,5 km long Walls of Ston and the forts. The Big Kastio being the biggest one. The tower Podzvizd is built on the Podzvizd hill. From here there is a beautiful view of the city and the salt factory. Ston is home to 528 people working in farming, fishing, shellfishing, salt production, and tourism. The parish church of St. Vlaho was built in 1873, and sanctified in 1886. Franciscan Monastery with the church of St. Nicolas whose building started in 1323, the church of St. Michael from the XI century, the church of the Lady of Luzine which used to be the center of the medieval parish. The famous buildings are the Sorkocevic Palace, and the Dordjic Palace from the XVI century, The Duke's Palace built in the renaissance style, gothic office buildings, and public fountain from 1581.
Ston: What to do / What to see?
Wines of Pelješac
Oysters in Bay of Mali Ston
Saltworks Ston
Walls of Ston

Indulgence and fun

The Dalmatian coast has a very long history of mariculture. Traces of primitive oyster farming-petrified oak branches with attached oyster shells-were noted by Roman chroniclers. The first written documents date from the time of the Dubrovnik Republic. Records from the 17th Century provide details on the collection and sale of oysters.

When you are in Ston or its surroundings, it is an imperative to go to at least one of many first class restaurants that have traditional specialties on offer.
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