This year’s traditional event is spreading across the Pelješac peninsula and bringing entertainment for the end of summer
The 5th Salt Festival begins on August 20 in Ston and this year is spreading across the entire Pelješac peninsula.
Until September 20, from Ston, through Janjina to Orebic and Trpanj, visitors can enjoy tastings of local specialties and wines, exhibitions, concerts, workshops and presentations in which Ston salt from the world’s oldest saltworks is the main star.
Along with Solana Ston, about twenty restaurants, taverns, wineries and family farms have joined the festivities this year, so all the best that the south of Dalmatia has will be “served” at this attractive event with promotional prices.
Top Pelješac wines will be 20 percent cheaper, festival menus at prices of 120 and 180 kuna, a visit to oyster farms with tasting on boats, all this awaits at the new, richer version of the Festival.
The programme includes about forty restaurants, taverns, wineries, family farms, shellfish, shipping companies from all over the peninsula. In addition to the eno-gastronomic experience, an entertainment program is being prepared, and guests of Pelješac can participate in a special experience – salt harvest.
Just as in the 14th century the saltworks in Ston was a strategic economic point of the Republic of Dubrovnik, so today it is the guardian of the tradition of this region, but also a trump card that with Pelješac wines, rich heritage and top specialties – at the end of this year’s great season offer of Pelješac and the whole region.
“After the extremely successful Pelješac Cellars Festival, where in May and June about fifty wineries, wine shops, hotels, restaurants and taverns presented their offer, top wines and specialties, everything is ready for another attractive event. Given the large number of guests staying on Pelješac, we expect even greater success and a great response, and we believe that the festival program will attract guests from neighbouring destinations. Next summer will be even more exciting and fun, because in addition to the Pelješac Cellars Festival and the Salt Festival, three more festivals are being prepared – oysters, captains and Pelješac flavors,” points out Fani Slade, director of the Ston Tourist Board, which with the tourists boards of Orebić, Janjina and Trpanj are organisers of all five festivals.
If you haven’t been to Pelješac yet? Now is the chance and the Salt Festival is the best invitation to visit this magical peninsula.