Ston Walls

Attractions, Historic buildings and sites Ston
Ston Walls
© Ston Tourist Board

Ston is really two towns in one, linked by 3km of hillside-hugging fortifications. Ston, called Veliki (Great) Ston to distinguish it from its smaller sister Mali Ston. The two are connected by one of the largest surviving fortification systems in Europewith 3km of walls stretching across the hillside between them. They were begun when the Republic of Dubrovnik purchased Ston in 1333, and set about building a system of defences that would protect the salt pans that provided the town with its wealthIn total seven kilometres of wall were constructed, included three fortresses, 41 towers, 7 bastions and a system of moats at the Ston end of the wall. Much of this can still be seen, and the thoroughly-renovated stretch of wall linking Ston with Mali Ston can be walked in its entirety – the effort involved in tackling the steep sections is more than made up for by the views. 

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Venue name: Ston Walls
Contact:
Address: Ston
Pelješac
20230
Opening hours: Apr-May 8am-6.30pm, Jun-Jul 8am-7.30pm, Aug-Sep 8am-7pm, Oct 8am-5.30pm, Nov-Mar 9am-3pm
Price: 70kn; Groups 50; Under 18 and Students 30kn
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