Ston was a major fort of the Ragusan Republic whose defensive walls were regarded as a notable feat of medieval architecture. The town's inner wall measures 890 metres in length, while the Great Wall outside the town has a circumference of 5 km. The walls extend to Mali Ston ("Little Ston"), a smaller town on the northern side of the PeljeÅ¡ac isthmus and the end of the Bay of Mali Ston, notable for its mariculture.
Ston, located in Peljesac Peninsula, can easily be reached from Dubrovnik. It is by and large known for three things: 1) its very well preserved town walls. The town walls are much longer than those of its more famous neighbor Dubrovnik at 5km in length, making them the longest defensive structure in Europe; they are sometimes referred to as the "European Walls of China". 2) its salt works. The saltworks were established as far back as the 13th century (although the harvesting of salt in the area is thought to go back much further). The production of salt contributed to the wealth of the Republic of Dubrovnik. These days, the harvesting of salt from the sea is still done in a traditional manner. 3) its mussels and oysters. Mali Ston is about a kilometer and a half away on the upper side of the Peninsula. You can easily walk between the two places. Mali Ston Bay is where you will find the oyster beds that produce what are commonly referred to as some of the most delicious in the world. You must consider dining at a local restaurant to try out some of these famed mussels and oysters, right from where they are farmed. This town was built in the 14th and 15th centuries as a additional defense for Dubrovnik and to protect the lucrative salt pans in the area. Besides the walls, there are three fortresses (Veliki Kastil, Korula and Prodzvizd Fort; and a number of towers. The walls once extended for as long as 7km, but sadly parts were destroyed around 1808, and during the 19th century when the stone was used to construct other structures. The walls have long since been protected and, following extensive renovations were open to visitors.
Ston related tours
We at Monterrasol Travel welcome you to see Ston during multi-day private car tour. Contact us if you would like to customize your tour to Ston.
We have developed several tours that visiting this beautiful place. But, if you have a special conditions or any from these tours fit you, please do not hesitate to contact us, we can organize a tour exactly as you would like. And remember, we have no problems to take you from almost any place where you stay, hotel or private accommodation.
All seasons discovery of Bosnia from Korcula: old towns, fortresses, monasteries, cave. Visit old town Mostar, walk in Blagaj dervish monastery, walk and watch wonderful Kravice natural park with waterfalls, visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, admire old christian monastery in Zavala together with unique natural karst cave, climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Počitelj, take panoramic images from hilly fortress Stolac.
At summer time we also will stop on some beautiful beach to refresh in the sea of Adriatic.
This tour will have slightly differ route at summer or winter time due to border controls limitations.
Discover Bosnia & Herzegovina in this all seasons 4 days tour from Dubrovnik. First, on the way to Bosnia & Herzegovina, we will visit old Croatian coastal town Ston, known for its medieval town walls. After entering Bosnia & Herzegovina, we going to see Blagaj monastery and at the end of day arrive to Mostar. In Mostar we will see old town and famous Mostar bridge. In the area of Mostar we will visit pilgrimage center Međugorje, natural park Kravica with waterfalls, Počitelj fortress. On next day we need to see old fortress Stolac, Vjetrenica cave and Zavala monastery. Next day bring us to Trebinje, known for its old town and beautiful cathedral. Close to Trebinje is located old orthodox monastery Tvrdos which we will need to visit also. At the summer season, before return back we will stop on a beach to refresh in the Adriatic sea.
tour destinations: Blagaj, Kravica, Međugorje, Mostar, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Stolac, Ston, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala
All seasons tour from Dubrovnik to discover Bosnia in 7 days. Meet Sarajevo, Mostar, Trebinje. Visit medieval old town Ston, see Blagaj Dervish monastery, walk in Mostar old bridge, pray in Medjugorje, enjoy fresh water in Kravica, visit old Pocitelj, walk in old two cultural Sarajevo, see Stolac fortress, pray in Zavala monastery after walk in Vjetrenica cave, walk in old town of Trebinje, visit old Tvrdos monastery and at summer time refresh in clear water of Adriatic sea on the way back to Dubrovnik.
tour destinations: Blagaj, Jajce, Kravica, Međugorje, Mostar, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Stolac, Ston, Trebinje, Tvrdoš, Vjetrenica, Zavala
Road trip 7 days by car to discover Bosnia & Herzegovina from Dubrovnik. Visit the capital of BIH old Sarajevo, famous Mostar, old towns, fortresses, natural park with waterfall and cave during this tour.
tour destinations: Blagaj, Jajce, Kravica, Međugorje, Mostar, Počitelj, Sarajevo, Ston, Travnik, Vjetrenica, Zavala
All seasons explore of Bosnia from Korcula: walk in old towns, climb fortresses, visit monasteries, see underground cave. With this tour we will visit Ottoman empire fortress Jajce, meet another old fortress Travnik and walk in his old streets, visit old multicultural Sarajevo with his old market, walk in town Mostar and his old bridge, visit Blagaj dervish monastery, walk and watch wonderful Kravice natural park with waterfalls, visit pilgrimage center Medjugorje, admire old christian monastery in Zavala together with unique natural karst cave, climb by narrow streets of medieval fortified town Počitelj, take panoramic images from hilly fortress Stolac. At summer time we also will stop on some beautiful beach to refresh in the sea of Adriatic. This tour will have slightly differ route at summer or winter time due to border controls limitations.
Balkan route from Dubrovnik to Athens in 16 days. Visit Bosnia, Montenegro, pass hills of Albania, and discover fortresses and ancient towns of Greece. Bosnian old towns and monasteries, Montenegro oldest monastery, hills of Albania, and discover greek fortresses, beaches, monasteries and archaeological sites.
Explore 5 Balkans countries Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece in 21 days cultural tour from Zagreb to Athens. Discover Adriatic coast of Croatia; venetian towns of Dalmatian rivier; medieval towns of Montenegro; famous Orthodox monasteries in Bosnia, Montenegro and Greece; archaeological places in Albania and Greece; medieval fortresses of Croatia, Albania and Greece; UNESCO sites of Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece.
October 20, 2020 Krujë (Kruje), Albania. Kruje, a town in Albania, is located only 20 km north from the capital of Albania, Tirana. The town is well know within centuries, especially as the center of rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. Nowadays the town Kruje is important center of tourism in Albania. The main attraction of the town is Kruje castle.
October 12, 2020 Bobovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bobovac is a fortified city of medieval Bosnia and Herzegovina, firstly mentioned in 1349. Bobovac was the site of seat of the rulers of Bosnia, and was fortified much better than the other towns.
October 4, 2020 Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Doboj It is one of the oldest cities in the country and the most important urban center in northern Republika Srpska. The area had been inhabited ever since the early Stone Age, and the Roman Empire had an army camp and a settlement in the vicinity of the town dating from the first century AD. Doboj Fortress, a magnificent object, was considered to be a royal property, now with Gothic structure, served as the focal point guarding the entry into Bosnia proper as it overlooks Doboj valley.
July 22, 2020 Ozora, Hungary. Ozora is a village in Tolna, Hungary, not far from famous lake Balaton. It has been notable since the Middle Ages, when Pipo of Ozora built a outstanding renaissance castle at this site by permission of Sigismund of Hungary in 1416.
July 6, 2020 Vranduk, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Vranduk fortress was built in late 14th century, and it is located approximately 14 kilometers from the town of Zenica. It was built on a rock above the river Bosnia, and represents one of many medieval towns with rich history. In the Middle Ages Vranduk was one of the several royal cities, and was a capital to many Bosnian kings at the time. For six centuries Vranduk fortress was known as the gate of Bosnia.