On the second largest Adriatic peninsula Pelješac is the town of Ston, a destination for all those who long for peace, clean sea and a true Mediterranean atmosphere.
Why Ston is a Must Visit Location on Your Croatia Cruise Vacation
Thanks to the location on the isthmus that connects the Pelješac peninsula with the mainland and the extraordinary natural wealth, this area has been settled since ancient times, as evidenced by numerous cultural and historical monuments (zero and first category).
The Ston monumental city wall (5.5 km), the longest in Europe, and the beautiful, unspoiled nature are harmoniously integrated into the city architecture of Mali Ston and Veliki Ston.
The guests are particularly drawn to the gastronomic peculiarity of this area, which is reflected in the rich selection of mussels, because in the bay of Mali Ston numerous mussels are grown, especially oysters and mussels. Not to be forgotten are of course the first class wines Dingač and Postup.
The beginning of Christian spirituality in this area is represented by the small old-Croatian church of Sv. Mihajlo (St. Michael) in Stonsko polje (Ston field), characterized by original building solutions and harmonious blending with the environment.
Although far from urban centres, this church was decorated with wall paintings that are the only preserved examples of early Romanesque painting in Dalmatia. The towns of Mali Ston and Veliki Ston, which guard the entrance to Peljesac Peninsula, were founded by the Dubrovnik Republic in the 14th century.
These are lovely small urban communities, with a special flavour imparted to them by salt pans and oyster farms. Within their walls both towns reveal a small grid of streets built on a plan, whose regularity is set off against the wild Mediterranean abundance of Peljesac Peninsula.
The abundance supplied by Mediterranean nature and climate clearly encouraged a rational approach to urban thinking and living. As for Pelješac Peninsula, the famous wines of Postup and Dingač are the best expression of the Mediterranean bounty that is to be found all over the peninsula, in Hrasni, Kuna, Orebić, and Lovišće.