Ston Salt Works
Ston Salt Works
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D. S.
Dubrovnik, Croatia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This place is amazing. You should watch the video shown left side next to the entrance.
If You don't see anybody just go to the office under the balcony of the old building on the right side of the entrance. They even sell the pure sea-salt. No iodine added ;-) (1 kg of the fine salt was roughly 1.5 EURO)
Written January 27, 2023
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Shirley I
Atlanta, GA265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This is such a historic place, that we felt it was worth a visit.
The short documentary n the television gives the history of these saltworks, and then you can walk around at your own pace.
My sister the chef, bought some salt because she said that the taste is really something special.!!
Written September 9, 2022
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fireman452
Tallahassee, FL1,477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
The town of stone is about an hour and 15 min north of Dubrovnik also along the coast. The salt works is basically evaporation ponds along the Adriatic where the water from the sea is allowed to enter and then is evaporated repeatedly to build up levels of salt. Then harvested and processed to remove some of the impurities.
Written July 22, 2017
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Torieb
46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I am a student of salt, so it was very cool to be on the site of the oldest producing salt evaporation pans. The view of the walls and fortress from the salt flats is awesome, and the little town had good wine and oysters. It costs 15kuna to enter and that basically gives you access to a little video. Better to just wait until the office closes and walk right in.
Written September 27, 2019
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Hilda van der Heide
Sneek, The Netherlands38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
The Ston salt works blew us away with its beauty. We went there just before sunset and i recommend everybody does. The pictures speak for themselves.
Written September 6, 2019
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Philfromcheshire
Cheshire7,658 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Whilst on tour around Ston,i decided to visit Ston Salt Works.
I had a short introduction to the Ston Salt Works.There is a video introduction and you were able to see the train carriages that transport the salt.
You can take a walk around the salt pools if you wish and also buy some souvenirs from the shop at the main gate.
A nice bit of history to see if you are visiting Ston.
Written January 6, 2018
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artairman
Salt Lake City, UT158 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
These salt ponds have been in operation for centuries, and the produced salt was at one time worth its weight in gold--hence the need for city fortifications. Best seen from atop the city walls.
Written July 15, 2017
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CaptHighSeas
Toronto, Canada204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
This is one, if non THE, oldest salt fields in the world still being used. Entering the Peljesac Peninsula you will pass through two small towns - Mali Ston and Ston. In Ston there is a salt field production that dates back 4000 years. What you can experience is the exhibition of salt fields (current state same as from 1660's when it was rebuild by Dubrovnik Republic. 2 buildings (dating 1600's) that store salt and mini train tracks that are used for transporting the salt from the fields to the storage houses. If you are lucky and can get in touch with Sveto, the owner and and encyclopedia of the place you will gain great. As well, at the entrance is a small building where you can watch 5min video about the place.
Highly recommended if you like a dive into history.
And not to forget - the salt product here is very special. All other salts in the world need iodine supplement not to become a rock after exposed to moisture. The salt from Ston is the only in the world that when exposed to humidity it becomes hard, but just a squeeze in with your palms will break it back to the original christens. You can purchase 0.5kg salt bags at the spot.
Written July 13, 2016
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Martz4040
Letchworth Garden City, UK678 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
We visited Ston on a day trip from Dubrovnik. A bus ran from Dubrovnik bus station at 1045hrs and returned from Ston at 1900hrs, our hotel receptionist helped us with this information as we couldn't find it out on the internet.
We understand the historical value of these Salt works from guides we've had on previous tours and enjoyed walking out across the Salt Works and getting an idea how they work, the highlight was actually spotting a large crab.
This attraction doesn't do a lot to attract visitors however and there is a lot of room for improvement. When we arrived in the middle of the afternoon, a rope was across the entrance, are you open or not? We were then greeted by the staff member, who treated us to a short 2 or 3 minute video, aside from that video there wasn't anything to teach us about the salt works, we know there is history behind them. A trail through the salt works with information boards is a small idea to make this into an attraction rather than an out of hours work place.
Written May 7, 2016
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andrea n
Zagreb, Croatia201 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
This August we visited salt works in the town of Ston, Peljesac peninsula. From outside it looks attractive and we were eager to enter. The entrance is poorly placed on entering wall, we paid the tickets (cca 2 euros) and asked which way to go, what to see, where to go (as it’s a huge space)….to what they responded there was no plan of the site, we can walk around as we wish, no guideposts, no signs. We expected more than one sentence of history at the entrance panel. Once the place employed 70 people and it was prestige to work there. Today there are 2 workers and place barely survives. You can just walk around pools (cover your head, there’s no shade) and buy some poor gifts. Nothing much to see. And it has such potentials as an attraction.
Written September 2, 2014
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