Summer is almost over, but there is still a lot fun and special events to attend. The newest festival in Dubrovnik-Neretva County, ‘Salt Festival’, was presented at the press conference yesterday.
Salt festival will be held in Ston salt works from August 27th to September 1st. Program includes various contents - concerts and music evenings, workshops for the youngest and a small fair of traditional products and handcrafts in the historic ambience of Ston salt works, all accompanied by gastronomic offer of the Peljesac peninsula and the area of Dubrovnik-Neretva county.
The idea of creating a festival in the Ston area was inspired by the story of salt and the Dubrovnik Republic, which based its progress (among other things) on the production and trade of this important item in human nutrition.Ston salt works, 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 monument of culture and tourist attraction.
Salt harvest, which takes place in Ston salt works in a traditional way every year, also represents a special tourist attraction and captures the attention of visitors. Because of its geographic position, the small town of Ston has the potential for the development of additional contents that will attract visitors from all over the peninsula as well as beyond.