Slano, Croatia - holiday information

Slano Croatia - visitor information

Slano is a tourist settlement, located in a 2 kilometers long cove, with beautiful gravel and sandy beaches, with carob and Mediterranean herbs providing a natural shade. It is situated 40 kilometers northwest of Dubrovnik and 55 kilometers from Dubrovnik airport.
There are several historical and cultural monuments and sights in the settlement. We will mention the most important, the Roman sarcophagus from the 5th century and the Franciscan monastery from the 14th century. Remains of Renaissance and Baroque architecture can be seen on building and facilities in this settlement. During the reign of the Ragusa Republic, Slano was the governor’s residence, so the Governor’s Palace was built here. It was renovated in the 19th century. You can also see the summer residence of the Ohmučević family.
The population is scarce and mostly engaged in olive and fruit growing and viticulture. The perfect location and untouched nature of this beautiful cove give the residents an opportunities to work in tourism and hospitality and offer private accommodation. In Slano you can choose to stay in one of the two hotels or in private accommodation, offering houses, apartments or rooms. Since this cove is well protected, many sailboats and yachts anchor here during storms and tempests.
If you do not want to spend your vacation solely enjoying the sea and the beach, you can visit Dubrovnik or nearby settlement Ston, where you can see the biggest and famous mussels farm in Croatia, or the vineyards on the Peljesac peninsula. In any case if you decided to spend your day visiting some of these places we recommend coming by car, since there are very poor connections between Slano and other settlements on the Riviera. The coach runs only few times a day and you have to wait for the bus on the highway. We would like to recommend vacationing in this settlement to families with children and ones who would like to spend a  peaceful vacation, away from the traffic noise.

Slano – basic information

Slano – population: 552, Slano - day/ saint: saint : Fešta Siđ, 20.08.

Distance from bigger centres

Slano - Makarska. 155km, Slano- Split: 226km, Slano - Pula: 701km, Slano - Rijeka: 604km, Slano - Zadar: 344km, Slano - Šibenik: 279km, Slano - Dubrovnik: 35km, Slano - Zagreb: 597km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, family hotels, pensions, camps


pebble, sandy, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

emergency, self-service shops, post office, exchange office, internet caffe, taxi, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice

Sport's and recreative offer

volleyball in the sand, tennis court, rent a car, rent a motor, rent a bike, rent a boat, diving school, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, routes for cyclists, sauna

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias

Night life

musical evenings in the town

Additional offer

congress centre, croatian national park nearby, croatian natural reservation nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of folk entertainments, nautic tourist port in the place

Slano – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, beaches in the place, nudistic beaches, peace and silence in the place with no big crowd, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, possibility for organisation of congresses, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs

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