- Adriatic Coast
Slovenia’s Adriatic Coast (also known as Istrian Coast) is a hilly landscape often compared to Provence due to the prevalence of olive groves and vineyards. The major towns along the coast are:
- Piran – situated at the end of a peninsula, a city which has preserved its medieval heritage and superb Venetian Gothic architecture
- Koper - the 2nd largest Adriatic port after Venice
- Izola – an island fishing town Portoroz- most popular for tourism due to its attractions of a large casino, marina and annual fairs
The coast enjoys long hot summers with temperatures between May and September of 20-26 °C (68 – 79 °F). Winters are relatively mild between 7-9 °C.
HOW TO GET THERE
The coast is approx 1 hour by car from Brnik airport which lies 20 km south of the capital, Ljubljana. Easy Jet offer regular flights from London Stansted. The national carrier Adria Airways also offer regular flights from most major European cities including Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, Brussels, Paris, Barcelona, Dublin, Manchester, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Moscow and, Split and Prague.
Slovenia’s coastline can also be reached by one of the border crossings with Italy or Croatia.