Salt & Oyster Farming in Ston

DUB 105-301
  • Visit the “European wall of China” (City Walls of Ston)
  • Learn about sea salt harvest at the oldest saltpans in Europe
  • Boat ride in Mali Ston bay learning about and tasting fresh oysters!
Program Overview
Country: Croatia
Depart: Oct 8, 2019 9:00 AM
Return: Oct 8, 2019 4:00 PM
Duration: Day Program (7 hours)
Capacity: 30
Category: Lean In
Program Fee
$155.00 (early booking: $146.00)

Explore the beauty of Peljesac peninsula, one hour outside of Dubrovnik. Upon arrival to Peljesac, stop at Mali Ston and start the visit by exploring the ancient Ston city walls.  The walls of Ston were built in 1333 (!) when Ston became a part of the Republic of Dubrovnik and were known as the “European wall of China.”  Their purpose was to defend the Republic and the peninsula.

After the walls, transition to learning about the importance of sea salt extraction with a visit to Solana Ston. Their pools date back to the Dubrovnik Republic and consist of 7 groups of pools for Adriatic seawater evaporation and 10 pools for the crystallization (which is the process of transformation from liquid to solid.) The Ston salt pans are the oldest in Europe and the largest preserved ones in the history of the Mediterranean!

While in Ston you can’t miss tasting fresh oysters!  Take a boat ride across Mali Ston bay to an oyster farm. The bay of Mali Ston has been famous for seashell cultivation since the days of the Roman Empire as it hosts the largest oyster cultivation facilities in the Adriatic.  Learn about the history and tradition surrounding oyster cultivation and of course, enjoy some fresh oysters.

Meals Included

  • Oyster tasting
  • Lunch