If your Croatian adventure includes the southern part of the country we definitely recommend adding Peljesac Peninsula to the story. Ston is a charming town at the very beginning of the peninsula that is famous for its walls built in 1333 when Ston became a part of the Republic of Dubrovnik. The purpose of the walls was to defend the Republic and the peninsula. Ston is considered one of the best planned and best structured cities in Europe. The walls of Ston were a massive architecture and construction feat. Originally 7000-meters long (22 965 ft), they consist of several parts; the Ston city walls, the Mali Ston city walls and the Big wall with its three forts. Its forts and towers are strengthened by 10 round and 31 square flanking towers and 6 semi-circular bastions. The walls were last used in the 19th century for defense of the city and salt pans, and today they are a priceless monument of immense architectural and cultural value. They can be visited all year round. The walk from Ston to Mali Ston (“Little Ston”) takes some 45 minutes one way.
Peljesac Peninsula is the most famous wine making region in Croatia so you shouldn’t miss a visit to one of the local wineries. Other activities that can be added during your visit of Peljesac Peninsula are hiking to Saint Ilija peak or windsurfing in Viganj for example.