Work has begun on harvesting the salt from one of the oldest salt pans in Europe, in Ston. Harvesting the salt from the Solana in Ston is back breaking work, pretty much everything is done by hand, its old school harvesting, and as temperatures reached 32 degrees’ yesterday it was certainly a hard day’s work.
The salt pans are a trade mark of Ston, these same salt pans have existed since the 14th century. The salt pans are divided into 9 crystallization basins, and each is named after a Christian saint. The appearance and manner of salt production has not been changed over the centuries.
And the salt harvest proved to be somewhat of a tourist attraction yesterday with even a few tourists rolling up their sleeves and helping.