3 Good Reasons to Visit Ston in Croatia

3 Good Reasons to Visit Ston in Croatia, Ston, Croatia (B)

On our way to visit the Wineries of the Peljesac Peninsular with Insider Holidays we stopped off to visit the medieval town of Ston, 59 km from Dubrovnik.

As we rounded a bend in the road our eyes were drawn to a huge wall! A huge wall that looked very similar to the Great Wall of China. We could not believe what we were seeing. A wall that was planned and first started construction in 1333 by the Republic of Dubrovnik who had bought the Peljesac Peninsular from Dusan the Serbian Emperor. The 5.5km wall connected the two towns Ston and Mali Ston, and their purpose was to defend these two town, be the first line of defense for Dubrovnik and to protect their precious salt industry which contributed to the wealth of Dubrovnik.

The walls are 2nd to the Great Wall of China in length. The walls in sections range from between 5 and 10 metres high. Can you believe it took almost 4 centuries to complete?

It is comforting to know that the profits from the entrance fees are used for ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the wall. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 3 Good Reasons to Visit Ston in Croatia
Guide Location: Croatia » Ston
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jane Dempster-smith
Read it on Author's Website: https://totraveltoo.com/3-good-reasons-to-visit-ston-in-croatia/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Walls of Ston
  • The Salt Works of Ston
  • Bishops Palace