Solana dates back to the Roman times, two thousand years B.C. In ancient times the area was inhabitated
by the Ilyrians and Greeks and from 167 B.C. the Roman rule begins and this is the first time that exploatation and salt collecting is mentioned in are Ston area.The Ston salt pans are the oldest in Europe and the largest preserved ones in the history of the Mediterranean. Way back in 877. The Ston diocese is mentioned, so it is assumed that this is the oldest diocese on Croatian ethnic space.
The Romans leave behind them the distribution of the Ston fields and the name of this area Stagnum – Stamnum which means stagnant or still water.
This indeed is an indicationthat already in those times there was salinity and that the name came from the natural characteristics of the area – the salt pans.
Activity depends about weather and season time.
Summer time: Hand harvesting with saltworker on salt fields
Spring/Autumn: Taking care about salt floodgates and pans
Winter: Packaging products in salt hangars
Price: at request
Duration: 1,5 h
Min. :10 Persons
PRICE INCLUDES:Transfer from your hotel or apartment
OPTIONAL: Stop for lunch at local restaurant. We can also arrange picnic if you are interested in that.
NOTE: Book one day earlier before visiting