Before heading to Korcula Island for the day, I stopped off in Ston, a little town known for its salt production, the longest fortifications in Europe, and its locally farmed oysters.
Back when salt was traded like gold, Ston was a very wealthy town as can be seen in the quality of the stone buildings in the old town. Salt is still produced and sold for use as salting roads in winter and along with a little tourism, that’s about all they have here. Most tourists stop on their way Korcula or to walk the 5.5 kilometre wall which is the second longest in the world after the Great Wall of China.
I enjoyed my quick stop here as well as a brief visit to neighbouring Mali Ston for a tasting of local oysters.