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Ston salt pans
Ston salt pans
The exploitation of the sea and salt production date from ancient times. The Ston salt pans were built during the Ragusan Republic when the trade with the Balkan hinterland was highly profitable, with about 15,900 ducats a year. In 1333 the Ragusan Republic bought Ston and by 1360 it was surrounded by walls. Due to the favourable climate and sea salinity, the salt pans, which are one of the oldest in Europe, were built. The salt pans are divided into 7 groups of pools for sea water evaporation and 10 pools for crystallization. All pools except one are named after Christian saints. The surface of the salt pans with the annual production of about 2,000 tons of salt is about 430 000 sq. m. During the summer, the salt pans are open to visitors.
Category: Museum Art Palace, Other attractions,
Pelješki put Street, Ston 20230
42.835889, 17.696481 (42°50’09.2″N 17°41’47.3″E)
00385 (0)20 754 027
20 HRK (2.60 EUR)
GPS coordinates: 42.835889, 17.696481 (42°50’09.2″N 17°41’47.3″E)
Address: Pelješki put Street, Ston 20230
Ston Saltern is located in the town of Ston, at Pelješki put Street (on the Pelješac peninsula).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do stonske solane koja se nalazi u mjestu Ston, u ulici Pelješki put (na poluotoku Pelješcu). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema stonskoj solani koja se nalazi u mjestu Ston, u ulici Pelješki put (na poluotoku Pelješcu). Hvala!
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