Ston is the first town you reach once you drive onto the Peljesac Peninsula and about half way between Dubrovnik airport and the town of Orebic – It’s famous for its shellfish (the best in the region) and restaurants which offer oysters as a speciality, as well as for its salt production and wonderful hill fort and wall.
Once a Roman settlement, there are many monuments, churches and much architecture of historical interest here in Ston so it’s well worth a visit if you are interested in the history of southern Dalmatia and Dubrovnik. Check out the Renaissance Duke’s Palace, which was re-modelled in the 19th century, and the Franciscan monastery which dates back to 1347.
Ston is also a pretty town and there’s plenty to do apart from discover ancient architecture! Swimming, water sports, fishing or just drinking the local wine are all available here!
Photo 1 – Ston © Sergio Gobbo via Croatian National Tourist Board
Photo 2 – Ston © Sergio Gobbo via Croatian National Tourist Board 1
Photo 3 – Ston © Damir Fabijanic via Croatian National Tourist-Board
Photo 4 – Fishing Ston © Dami Fabijanic via Croatian National Tourist Board