Not many towns on Croatian coast feel like still dreaming melancholic dream of past times like Ston. Thanks to it’s special geographic position, Ston area got inhabited early in history.
AD 1333. Ston became a part of Dubrovnik Republic. It’s built and fortified as protection of Salt works. Fortification walls are finished AD 1333. Ston walls are 5,5 km long, which makes them the longest in Europe, and second longest in the world, second to famous wall of China.
Ston is rich with historical monuments (St. Vlaho church, Bishop palace, ‘Veliki Kastio’).
Ston can attract you with it’s gastronomic specialties – among others oysters and mussels. Simply – you need to visit Ston and enjoy it’s magic.
Ston is situated on short land bridge connecting Peljesac peninsula with mainland. Distance from Dubrovnik to the east and Korcula to the west is 60 km. 3 km western of Ston there Prapratno bay with ferry port for Mljet island, and beautiful sandy beach in region covered with pine trees and old olives.
Ston offers it’s own attractions too. Most of all it’s a living ambient of traditional Mediterranean townlet, dominated by the biggest fortification walls in all of Europe, and salt works dating back to old Dubrovnik republic. Ston is also famous for it’s gastronomic offer – few top restaurants are on the wish list of every gourmet visiting this part of Europe.
Among numerous traditional local delicacies, this area is well known for shellfish – specially oysters and mussels (Peljesac channel is among world best locations of shellfish farms). Good food should be accompanied by good wine – so there is famous Peljesac plavac – the best known are ones from regions of Dingac and Postup.