Slano is a village and small harbour in the bay of the same name; 37.5 km northwest of Dubrovnik. Farming, olive-growing, viniculture, fruit-growing, tobacco, herbs (sage, laurel, woodworm), fishing and tourism are chief occupations. Slano lies on the main road (M2, E65). Yachts can anchor in the small protected Banja cove. Anchoring-ground for larger yachts lies off the entrance in the cove, to the southwest of Cape Gornji.
Slano is a tourist resort with about 500 inhabitants in a gentle bay covered with Mediterranean vegetation and sandy beaches.
The place has been colonized since antiquity and boasts numerous cultural and historical monuments including Illyric tumuluses, Roman sarcophagi from the 5th century, Franciscan monastery and church from 14th century, vice-rector's palace and St. Blaise's church from 15th century, the Ohmučević summer residence from 18th century and several other churches and chapels.
Slano has become a popular destination for numerous tourists from the entire Europe, both for those who prefer hotel accommodation and for those who like a holiday in private houses, camping sites and especially for sailers and yacht-people for whom the 2 km long Slano Bay is an ideal resort, being sheltered from winds.
This place is known by its sandy and pebble beaches.
In Slano it is possible to find accomodation in hotel, board and lodging houses, villas, camps, private apartments and rooms.
The Osmine Hotel*** operates as an all inclusive club which means that the package in a unique price contains: accommodation, three meals and snacks, a choice of local decanted drinks, use of playground and recreation equipment, children care (children's club) and animation.
The Osmine Hotel***
The hotel has got its own sandy and gravel beach, open-air swimmingpool with sea water, parking lot, souvenir shop, hairdresser's, launderette, conference room for 80 participants.
The hotel offers comfortable accommodation in the rooms overlooking a beautiful bay, diversified recreation, animation for every age, a full set of meals and snacks prepared by excellent cooks and a choice of decanted drinks during the whole day.
On a small hill in Slano, in the shade of an ancient olive grove lies the camp-site "Baldo". From the campsite there is a wonderful view over the Bay of Slano, ideal for water-sports, as well as swimming, sunbathing and walking by the sea.
The capacity of the campsite is limited to only 30 people plus small children, who stay for free. All the sites are surrounded by the olive grove. The cool afternoon breeze that blows fresh air through the olive branches will make your stay even more pleasent. Facilities for guests include many outside and inside showers, toilets and wash basins with pleanty of hot water.
Camping site "Baldo" is specialy convenient for motorcycles, tents and caravans.
Slano - Gastronomy :
Local delicacies in whole Dubrovnik area, the same in Slano are :
eel and frog stew, game dishes, pecial wild duck (liska), cheese in oil, zelena meneštra (meat and cabbage stew), oysters, mussels and freshly prepared fish. Famous pastry in this area are kantonjata (cooked dessert made of melon), mantala (cooked dessert made of must, carob and walnuts) and arancina (sugared orange peels), bruštuloani mjenduli.
Slano - Sport and Recreation :
There are various possibilities for sport in Slano. Guests can find there : tennis court, beach volleyball, multifunctional playground, table-tennis, boule court.
There is also possibility to rent mountainbykes, surfing-boards, pedalos and paddle boats.
In the hotel Osmine there are small fitness room, billiard, playground for children, day and evening animation for adults and animation for children.
Slano - Cultural Heritage :
The area of Slano was populated already in the prehistoric period (ruins of a hill-fort and tumuli on the nearby hills) and in the ancient times (a Roman castrum on the hill Gradina; early Christian sarcophagi, today exhibited in front of the Franciscan church).
In 1399 Slano fell under the rule of the Dubrovnik Republic; once the duke's seat (duke's palace, reconstructed at the end of the 19th c.).
The summer villa of the Ohmucevic family is situated in the vicinity. The present Franciscan church was built in the 16th century; the main altar is adorned with a polyptych by Lovro Dobricevic.
The parish church of St. Blaise from 1407 was reconstructed in the Baroque period. - The churches of the Annunciation and of St. Peter, both dating back to the 13th century, are located in Banja.
Slano - Excoursions :
Guests have the possibility of various individual or organized excursions by their own car, by bus or by ship: Dubrovnik, Ston, Korčula, Mostar, Međugorje, Elaphite islands, Mljet, Trsteno (arboretum), hinterland villages.
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