Slano is a small town located 30 km to the west from Dubrovnik and located very close to the Arboretum of Trsteno and to the Pelješac peninsula. This beautiful village is among the most beautiful jewels in the crown of the Dubrovnik Riviera. Slano is located in a bay of the same name and offers protection from the elements for wayward sailors, while the numerous tree-lined pristine beaches are ideal for landlubbers.
Slano had an important strategic role in the past and it is a site that has been continuously inhabited since prehistoric times. The Republic of Dubrovnik annexed Slano in the 14th century and shortly after it became the seat of the Republic’s Rector and a summer retreat for the wealthy and influential citizens of the powerful city-state.
If you decide to come to Slano you definitely have to visit the recently reconstructed Rector’s Palace. The Franciscan church of St. Jerome, overlooking the bay, is one of the finest examples of 15th century ecclesiastical architecture in Dalmatia. Besides that Slano has other seven churches and chapels, some of which are positioned above the local road and are offering a breathtaking view of the gorgeous bay of Slano.