First Salt Festival in Ston Starts Today

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A week-long festival dedicated to the ancient tradition of salt production starts today in Ston.

The first Festival of Salt, dedicated to the ancient tradition of salt production, starts today and will be held from August 27 until September 2, 2017, at the Ston salt pans, reports Dubrovački Vjesnik, on August 27, 2017.

The idea of creating the festival was inspired by the significance of salt in the history of the area; the Dubrovnik Republic owed much of its wealth and progress to the production and trade of salt, among other things. Ston Solana, unchanged since the 14th century, was the strategic economic point of the Dubrovnik Republic, while today it is an important economic entity and a unique cultural monument and tourist attraction.


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“Wine, Salt and Jazz” programme will launch the first Salt Festival located in the Ston salt pans, which are among the oldest in Europe and one of the largest preserved pans in the Mediterranean. The programme will include the presentation of four typical wine varieties of this area, as well as performances of jazz standards and evergreens by Maja Grgić and Igor Vlahušić, which start at 7.30 P.M. Certified sommeliers from Dubrovnik (Siniša Lasan, Ksenija Matić, Ana Bitanga Jukić and Frane Kovač) in collaboration with Eventlab Dubrovnik, will present four indigenous wines of the county: Rukatac, Pošip, Malvasia and Plavac Mali. Visitors will be able to find out more about how salt plays an important role in wine and food tastings.

The entry to the festival costs HRK 10. Each visitor will receive a 250-gram bag of Ston salt as a gift.

The festival is sponsored and organized by the Ston Municipality, Tourist Board of Ston Municipality, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, TB of the county in the collaboration with Dubrovnik Amorette Association, Solana Ston and Villa Koruna.

See the full programme below.


For more information visit the official website of the Tourist Board Ston or follow their Facebook page.


Excerpts translated from Dubrovački Vjesnik


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