Say “good-bye” to
December’s events and enter into a calmer January, ushering a new era. Enter
the new year relaxed, happy and full of energy. Slovenian Istria offers
something for everyone, from special wellness offers to rich nature and
your body and your senses
Now that the holidays and festivities are over,
look after your well being and pamper yourself to a relaxing experience in an
idyllic natural environment, far away from the hustle and bustle of loud city traffic. Wellness Centre Adria Ankaran offers its guests a rich variety of
wellness treatments focusing on the well being of every part of your body.
Their spa solutions are based on natural Mediterranean products such as
unrefined salts, rosemary, lavender, algae and mud. The spa centre’s relaxation
programs are a perfect way to get you refocused and reenergised to tackle the
new year in the best way possible. This January, the Serenity Day Spa offers a special program including foot reflexology, facials, face masks,
and a new treatment for women called maderotherapy (anticellulite massage with
wooden instruments). Cliff Spa Belvedere also offer special January programs,
nurturing and hydrating face treatments and a detox body program for a special
price. They have also prepared a massage treatment for everyone who had to work
during holidays and is in need of total relaxation.
the magical power of salt
Take a deep breath, breathe in the sea air full of negative ions and
enjoy the relaxing views of the coast. Whether on foot or by bike, enter the
mesmerising world of our natural treasure – salt. These
little white shiny crystals will enchant you as you learn about the rich
history of salt making, walk on what was once known as ‘the salt pathway’, and
enjoy the medicinal properties of salt therapies. Take a hike from Sečovlje’s to Strunjan’s salt pans and learn about our priceless natural and cultural
heritage. Visit one of our many wellness centres by the sea and take a winter
swim in heated sea water, relax in a spa or enjoy an antistress massage. Feel the
medicinal properties of natural products from the nearby salt pans such as
salt, salt mud and brine.
through our stomach
A balanced diet is crucial for our health. Learn
about the diversity of the Mediterranean diet, one of the heathiest and
tastiest diets. Cleanse your body and mind with a number of detox programs and
begin your journey towards an active lifestyle. The recipe for well-being is on
the palm of your hands. All four destinations in Slovenian Istria can boast about
excellent cuisine which can be tasted at numerous restaurants, inns and tourism
farms throughout our green countryside.
touch with nature
The Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve is also open throughout winter. It lies between the
town of Koper and its countryside. Škocjanski
Zatok is recognised as the largest
brackish wetlands and is home to various plant and animal species. The sunny
winter days also offer a perfect time to visit the Karst Edge. There are many bike and walking paths to choose from. The
Karst Edge is also known as the centre of Slovenia’s mountain climbing, hosting
more than half of Slovenia’s climbing routes. You are also welcome to enjoy Izola’s views, viewpoints. Enjoy the breathtaking sights alone,
or with your loved ones, and feel free to take unforgettable photos of Izola,
creating memories which will last a lifetime.
Photo 1: Enjoy a massage at Cliff Spa
Photo 2: Salt
pans, author Jaka Ivančič
Photo 3: Cuisine, author Jaka Ivančič
Photo 4: Karst
Edge, author Jaka Ivančič
Photo 5: Strunjan, author Jaka Ivančič
Photo 6: Izola, author Jaka Ivančič
by: Nataša Frančič, Izola Tourist Board, g. i. z.
collaboration with: Koper Institute for youth, culture and tourism, Portorož
Tourist board g.i.z., and the Municipality of Ankaran.