Located in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia at the south of isthmus of the Pelješac peninsula, the bay of Mali Ston has been famous for seashell cultivation since the Roman Empire days. Still thriving today, in the 1980’s oyster farms in Ston produced on average up to two million oysters and 3,000 tonnes of mussels, accounting for 60% of the Croatia’s oyster production.
Mali Ston’s reputation is renowned, and recently one of the world’s most popular travel magazines, Condé Nast Traveller, named eating oysters there in 7th place on the its recent ’50 Things to do in Europe before you die’ list.
“People have been harvesting oysters in the bay of Mali Ston (between the slender peninsula Peljesac and mainland Croatia) since Roman times. Their delicate flavor has been lauded for centuries. Wash them down with a glass of the local white wine, pošip”, wrote Condé Nast Traveller.
Check what else made the list along with eating oysters in Croatia here.
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