Mali Ston and Ston are sentries at the entrance to the long and rugged Pelješac Peninsula, which is home to some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the country. Even if your objective is to follow Pelješac’s wine road to sample its well-respected wines or to head to one of the peninsula’s beaches, Mali Ston and Ston should be one of your stops. The monumental Ston Wall and its fortifications are the obvious draw, but if you linger awhile, you’ll be able to explore the towns’ charming historic buildings and their still-working ancient salt pans before stopping for a sublime meal of oysters or mussels fresh from Malostonski Bay.
You’ll never feel crowded in Pelješac, which is overlooked by most visitors to southern Dalmatia—most tourists make a beeline for glitzier Dubrovnik instead. Their loss is your gain. Pelješac is low-key in every respect, but that doesn’t mean it lacks worthwhile attractions: The peninsula is dotted with vineyards and wine cellars (open for tastings in summer), beaches, out of the way konobas, and glorious scenery.
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