Ston has a handful of medieval houses that are particularly interesting to visitors. The Sorkocevic and Bordic palace stand out with their beauty, while the Rector’s palace holds a valuable museum with exhibition specimens of prehistoric times. The end of the Dubrovnik Republic and the neglect and often incomprehensible actions during the XIX century – like the demolition of the city walls in Mali and Veliki Ston, due to the arrival of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph, resulted in the collapse of Ston’s monumental complex, which later became a stonepit for new construction sites. Eventually that changes, and in 1945 the reconstruction of Ston’s monuments begins – starting from the Ston’s fortress and tower. Both were almost destroyed again during the Civil War (1991 – 1992), and again during the devastating earthquake in 1996. Recently, thanks to the Society of Friends of Dubrovnik walls, the renovation starts once again, this time slowly…but safely. Today, the monumental complex lives again in its dignified attire, and the walls finally opened in 2009. Ston, besides its beautiful long walls, is also known as ‘salt city’ thanks to its salt factory, the oldest one in the world, which is still fully active. The Napoleon’s road testifies to his reign on the southern Dalmatian area, which extends from Ston to Orebic – along the whole peninsula.
Discover Croatian coastal karst belt spotted by pine, cypress and olive groves in Dubrovačko Primorje region!
This is Dalmatia at its best. Six days riding around the rivieras and islands, from Dubrovnik, across the rolling hills of Pelješac to Biokovo and the Neretva estuary with classic wine and dine options.