Split - Ston - Dubrovnik
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Private transfer Split to Dubrovnik via Ston
The best way to go and visit Dubrovnik is to book a private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik.
MaciTours is a Croatian transfer service which offers the best prices for a private transfer. MaciTours has at its disposal a fleet of luxurious and premium vehicles that will make your transfer as comfortable as possible.
Dubrovnik is located some 229 km from Split and the duration of your transfer is about 2.5h-3h.
On the way to Dubrovnik you may want to visit Ston, a small town with famous walls and fortifications, whose walls are the longest preserved defensive structures in Europe and from which you have an excellent view of the beautiful town of Ston. If you want to visit Ston you can book a private transfer Split to Dubrovnik via Ston.
A few facts about Ston
Ston is located at the south of isthmus of the Pelješac peninsula.
Located at the gates of the peninsula, surrounded by the Adriatic sea on three side and protected by four hills, rich in fresh water and saltwater, fertile plains, it has been an important political, cultural and ecclesiastical centre.
Ston was initially an Illyrian settlement until the Romans established their own colony there, in 167 BC.
The old Ston was located on the slopes of the hills of Gorica and St. Michael, south of the Ston field. There were several early Christian churches, the largest of which was St. Stephen's Church.
The bishopric church of Mary Magdalene stood until it was bombed by the Alliesin 1944.
The only church that still remains is the church of St. Michael, built in the middle of the late antique Roman castrum.
The original old town was demolished in the earthquake of 1252. With the arrival of the Republic, a new city was built on today's location.
The Dubrovnik people immediately began to build and establish a new Ston, to defend the Pelješacpeninsula.
In 1333, Dubrovnik started with the planned construction of the fortresses of Ston (VelikiSton) and Little Ston (Mali Ston) at the present site. The cladding between the two towns along their entire length were made of large walls that were supposed to defend the Dubrovnik estate - Pelješac. This entire fortification complex, which is unique to Europe, was built over a short period of time.
The monumental stone fortification complex of Ston suddenly collapsed in preparation for the official visit by Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph. They were again damaged in the Homeland War (1991-1992), followed by the devastating earthquake of 1996.
The walls were of great importance because they were defending the saltworks that gave 15,900 ducats every year to the Dubrovnik Republic, the shellfish farm and the city itself.
What to visit while in Ston
Ston is a small town, but has many restaurants that offer excuisite Mediterranean cuisine.
The town has a city museum that exhibits many items from the towns' long and rich history.
In the saltworks you can buy fresh salt of excellent quality at a reasonable price.
From Ston to the wonderful Prapratno beach there is only a short drive and the locals are more than helpful in providing information as to how to get there.
Ston is an excellent base for making small excursion to nearby town and beaches on the Pelješac peninsula.
A few facts about Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik was founded in the 7^th^ century by refugees from the Greek colony of Epidaurum and was initially under Byzantine rule.
Between the 14^th^ and 17^th^ centuries, Dubrovnik was a free state, whose merchant fleet traded as far as America in the West and India in the North.
This small aristocratic republic was among the first in Europe to adopt modern laws, establish a medical service, one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe and the first European regulations for quarantine.
The Republic of Ragusa, as it was called, was famous for its diplomacy and was involved in the American Revolution, a fact few people know.
The city is also famous for giving several important scientists, such asJoseph Boscovich who produced a precursor of atomic theory and who also discovered the absence of atmosphere on the Moon and Marino Gethaldi, a pioneer in making conic lenses, who met and regularly corresponded withGalileo Galilei.
What to visit while in Dubrovnik
In the bay of Dubrovnik there is a wooded island of Lokrum, where according to legend, Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was cast ashore after being shipwrecked in 1192. The island also includes a fortress and a naturist beach.
Dubrovnik's main public beach, is home to the Eastwest Beach Club. There is also Copacabana Beach, a stony beach on the Lapad peninsula, named after the popular beach in Rio de Janeiro.
The 31-metre-high Dubrovnik Bell Tower, built in 1444, is one of the symbols of the free city state of Ragusa.
A feature of Dubrovnik is its walls, which run almost 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) around the city. The walls are 4 to 6 metres (13--20 feet). This system of turrets and towers were intended to protect the vulnerable city.
The walls of Dubrovnik have also been a popular filming location for the fictional city of King's Landing in the HBOtelevision series, Game of Thrones, as well as parts of the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in which Dubrovnik was used as the setting for the casino city of Canto Bight.
09:00 - Pickup and departure from your accomodation in Split.
10:45 - Coffee break at Rizman Rest Stop, enjoy in your coffee with unforgetable view.
11:45 - Explore Ston and Mali Ston, enjoy cuisine of local restaurants (lunch paid by the guests).
14:45 - Our journey to Dubrovnik from Ston begins.
15:45 - We arrive at your accomodation adress in Dubrovnik.
• Pick up in Split and drop off in Dubrovnik with Ston (or vice versa)
• Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
• Professional knowledgeable English speaking driver
• All cost related to the vehicle -- gas, parking, highway tolls
• All costs related to the driver
• Available Wi-Fi in the vehicle
• 0.5l bottle of water per passenger
Dubrovnik has its own international airport, located approximately 20 km (12 mi) southeast of Dubrovnik city centre.
Buses connect the airport with the Dubrovnik old main bus station in the town ofGruž.
In addition, a network of modern, local buses connects all Dubrovnik neighbourhoods running frequently from dawn to midnight.
Private oyster tasting
During private transfer from Split to Dubrovnik via Ston, it is possible to book a private oyster tasting. Private oyster tasting is in the small place near Ston which is called Hodilje. There You will board to a small boat where the boat owner takes You to the oyster farm and takes out from the sea fresh oysters in front of You. He serves that in front of You with domestic cheese, olive oil and wine in the middle of the bay. Duration of this Private oyster tasting is about 1 hour. After the trip is finished, We are waiting for You again on the same place where we dropped You and we continuing our way to Dubrovnik.
PRICE FOR THIS INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE IS 35 EURO PER PERSON.
If You want to book this acitivity please mention that in the booking form in window additional comments.