The walls of Ston were built in 1333 when Ston became a part of the Republic of Dubrovnik. Their purpose was to defend the Republic and the peninsula. The walls had 40 towers and 7 fortification buildings, and due to their monumental nature and thickness, they are called “the Great Wall of Europe”. They consist of walls of Ston and Mali Ston, the Great Wall, the three fortresses, ten circular, thirty-one square towers and a square and six semi-circular bastions. From the top of the walls, you get a great view of the other important draw to this region: the oysters farms. They can be visited all year round. The walk from Ston to Mali Ston (“Little Ston”) takes some 45 minutes.
The fort raises on the 37-metre high sea cliff outside the city walls. It is located across from the old town and an easy walk just outside the Pile Gate entry. One can approach it from the little Pile beach climbing the flight of stairs in the shadow of pine trees. The walls are 121 […]
Foto: Dalmatia Explorer Prozor Fortress is a medieval fortress situated in the continental part of Split-Dalmatia County, just above the town of Vrlika in Croatia. Vrlika is about 20 km from the town of Knin. Prozor Fortress was built on isolated rock, deatached from the craggy clif on the end of mountain Svilaja range of […]
Knin is a town in the northern part of Dalmatia, on the right bank of the River Krka, 56 km north-east of Šibenik. The Knin fortress is one of the greatest Croatian fortification monuments and it is the second largest military fortification in the whole Europe. The fortress began to be built in the 9th […]