Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

Tourism

Global surprises from salt pans to karst caves

The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia merge the wonders of the Karst and the taste of traditional sea salt. Coastal towns show their beauty in the sun, green Istrian rural areas are home to original cuisine with olive oil and wild plants, Brda and the Vipava Valley are home to world-famous wines, while the Karst uncovers the secrets of caves which are among the most visited in Europe. This area is also home to famous white Lipizzaner horses.

PORTOROŽ – PIRAN

The very centre of social events on the coast and one of the most beautiful historical Mediterranean towns, connected by the story of salt.

Portorož and Piran are surrounded by salt pans on both sides. The high value of the famed salt enabled the rise of picturesque Piran in medieval times. In today’s cosmopolitan Portorož salt makes up a big part of the range of wellness services offered, which is regarded as one of the most comprehensive in Europe

KOPER

This picturesque historical town with its own green surroundings is a bridge between the Karst and the Sub- Mediterranean world.

KOPER, PHOTO BY JAKA IVANČIĆ

Koper is a town of a hundred suns which adorn the medieval Venetian palaces. The sun warms up the lagoon of the Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve with hundreds of birds, the Karst Edge and world-famous climbing areas. Istrian cuisine draws you to numerous events.

ANKARAN

A green and healthy starting point to explore Slovenian Istria.

Ankaran is famed for its pleasant climate. Boasting one of the largest RV camps in Slovenia, Ankaran is a town that brushes against the Debeli Rtič Landscape Park.

KARST

The world of underground wonders, stunning natural phenomena and unique tastes.

POSTOJNSKA JAMA, PHOTO BY IZTOK MEDJA

The Karst surprises with Postojna Cave, which is the most visited cave in Europe, Škocjan Caves with an extraordinary underground gorge and another world-famous special feature. Lipica has been the original stud farm of white Lipizzaner horses since 1580. Štanjel is the architectural gem of the Karst. Delicious fare can be found along the Brkini Fruit Road and the Karst Wine Route.

NOVA GORICA AND THE VIPAVA VALLEY

The land of unique vines and first-rate cuisine between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea.

Nova Gorica and the Vipava Valley are the intersections of two worlds and different cultures. The wine-growing region inspires with its gastronomy, and the city offers entertainment with its casinos

BRDA

Sun-kissed wine country between the Alps and the Mediterranean.

GORIŠKA BRDA, PHOTO BY MICHAEL MATTI

Welcome to this sunny and sweet part of the world, to a region of invigorating moments! Kick back and relax with a glass of lovely regional wine and get ready for a culinary extravaganza as you attend the traditional festivals, wander through romantic villages or roam amongst the vineyards, olive groves and orchards.

IZOLA

Enter the world of fish and get in touch with the authentic Mediterranean!

IZOLA, PHOTO BY JACOB RIGLIN

The small seaside town grew on a former island. Even today it reflects the close bond its people have with the sea. Izola beckons: walk along its charming streets or get in on some fun water activities on one of the beaches here. The Strunjan cliff is the right place to experience pristine nature, whereas the verdant cultivated hinterland is well known for its exquisite grapes and olives.

Source: Slovenia.info