Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Po

Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Po is part of the Tentative List in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Click here for a short description of the site, as delivered by the State Party


Year Decision Comments
2005 Tentative list Submitted as tentative site by State Party


Reviews

Hubert Scharnagl (Austria):
The fortress walls of Ston are sometimes called the "Great Wall of Europe", which is clearly an exaggeration. The wall is about 5 km long and connects ston with Mali Ston on the other side of the hill. It is fun to walk on the wall, from the highest point you have a beautiful view over the salt pans and the bay of Mali Ston. However, I don't think that the site has sufficient outstanding value to get an inscription.
To be honest, we made our detour to Mali Ston not because of the cultural sights but rather for culinary reasons. Because of submarine freshwater springs, the bay is only slightly salty, the water is very clean and almost across the entire bay are maricultures of oysters and mussels. The oysters are smaller than those from the Atlantic, but taste very good. In Mali Ston there are three restaurants offering oysters from the local farms.
Date posted: January 2013
Assif Am-David (Israel):
Iīve been to Mali Ston which is best known for its surrounding wall, the second largest after the Chinese Wall. Apart from the wall and the beautiful landscape of the sea there isnīt much there to see. Itīs a nice day trip from Dubrovnik but I wouldnīt give it a whs. Just to be fare, I donīt know the nature reserve which might be valuable in its own right.
Date posted: December 2009

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