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Ston (Croatia)

Practical information about Ston

  • Castle and fortress
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
37 miles from Dubrovnik by car
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Ston

Emmanuelle Bluman Travel writer
163 travel articles

Ston and Mali Ston are two adjoining towns on the Pelješac Peninsula. 

My suggestion:
Climb up and walk along the defensive walls. The views are amazing and the structure of the walls themselves is highly impressive. 

Ston is a small village that would have little of interest to offer were it not for its defensive stone walls. Only a three-and-a-half-mile long section still remains today, and tourists can visit this. It is the longest fortification of its kind still standing in Europe and the second longest in the world.

I travelled via the Pelješac Peninsula after visiting Korčula and stopped off at Ston along the way for the chance to walk the famous walls. The climb up at the beginning itself is not easy, and reaching the walls is hard going. However, I did find out that they hold a marathon each year here and the participants actually run along the same route! Fitness enthusiasts take note! There are some wonderful views to be had from the top of the walls, and the walk around them constitutes an enjoyable way to spend a few hours.  

The Walls of Ston