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Mali Ston to Host Annual ‘Festival of Oysters’ this Weekend

Oysters (photo credit; Damir Fabijanic)

Oysters (photo credit; Damir Fabijanic)

They only take a few seconds to divulge, but they take up to 3 years to cultivate…

Known as an aphrodisiac, oysters are a specialty you can taste once, and then decide whether you will like them or not. There is no third option. There is one place in Croatia famous for its oysters – the town of Mali Ston on the Adriatic coast.

On Saturday 19 March 2016 the town will be once again hosting its famous annual “Festival of Oysters” on the town’s waterfront to celebrate the holiday Saint Joseph.

As well as sampling the Mali Ston oysters, visitors will have a chance to try muscles and other shell-fish at the festival together with some top quality wines from the Pelješac region. A full music and entertainment programme, including folklore performances, is planned for the day and evening, as well as a presentation of Croatian island products.

Ston Oysters farmed in the Bay of Mali Ston were awarded the Grand Prix and Gold Medal at the General Trades International Exhibition in London in 1936.

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The tasting of oysters and Pelješac wines will take place on the seafront in Mali Ston on 19 March 2016 starting at 11am.

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