CROATIA - Ston

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Ston is a small town with the longest stone wall in Europe. The Walls of Ston were nicknamed as “European wall of China”. The walls were built from Ston to Mali Ston (“Little Ston”). The Republic of Ragusa built these walls to protect the precious salt plants that contributed to Dubrovnik’s wealth, which are still being worked today.


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From Hvar Island, I reached back to the mainland of Croatia.


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Had a scenic drive along the Adriatic coastline.


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Arrived at Mali Ston for lunch.


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Ordered mussles for lunch which Mali Ston is famous for.


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A small strip of beach at the town.


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This is one of the towers of the walls. The walls of Ston were originally more than 7km, but the Austrian authorities began to demolish the walls around Mali Ston to built schools and community buildings. The demolition was halted after World War II. Today the walls are only 5.5km long.


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Walking towards the city walls.


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Part of the city walls.


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The entrance ticket for the city walls is adult 40kN and children 20kN. It opens from 8a.m. to 7.30p.m.


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Wow, it really does look like the Great Wall of China.


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Part of the city walls is in ruins.


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Just a short drive away is Ston.


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Here’s the entrance to the Ston City Walls from the town of Ston.


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The Ston City.


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Ston Wall Marathon. Hmm, looks interesting.


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We only walked a small section of city walls. 5.5km is a bit too much for us and we didn’t have enough time.


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Nonetheless, I’m pleased to have visit this city wall.


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The view of Ston town from the walls.


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Across the road is the salt plant of Ston and its museum.


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Its value as a “salt city” is confirmed even today in the plants of the oldest active salt-works in the world.


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The natural way of salt production has not changed since remote ages. After a short visit to Ston, I headed on to Dubrovnic which is about an hour drive away.

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