culinary visit to Korte
If you like
food, you will love a visit to Hiša
Torkla. The proud owner of a Michelin
Plate award, this
exceptional restaurant is renowned for its meat and truffle dishes. It also
offers a wide assortment of wine, ensuring that your visit really leaves a good
taste in your mouth. Wine lovers will also enjoy a trip to the nearby vine
cellar owned by brothers Korenika.
2. Truffle hunting in Padna
Istria is a great hiding place for many
gastronomic delicacies, none more precious than truffles. Meet a truffle hunter
and his loyal four-legged assistant, who will open the doors to the mysterious world of truffles. Of course we leave the best to last, a visit to the
restaurant Gold Istra in Padna. There you will be treated to the best truffle
dishes the region can offer. You are bound to want to repeat your holidays right back here in Portorož and Piran.
3. Guided vine tastings in Koper and its surroundings
can join guided tasting tours in wine cellars such as Vinakoper, Santomas, and
Brič as part of the 10 weeks of adventures in
Koper. The event
also includes guided tasting tours in the smaller wine cellars in Koper's
outskirts such as Rakar in Trebeše, Bordon in Dekani, Vinales in Šmarje,
Vina Montis & Eko Laura, including a stop at the wine cellar of Vilij Bržan,
the oldest wineyard in Marezige. While you're in Marezige, make sure to also
stop by the wine fountain and enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the beautiful
bay of Koper.
4. Digital detox at the Medljan Farm
Spend a hot
summer’s day under the trees near Istrian farms and marvel at the beauty of
Izola’s greenery surrounding you. Treat yourself to a digital detox at the Medljan Farm and
relieve the stress from hustle and bustle of every day. Meet local animals and
relax in nature. Izola’s outskirts welcome you.
5. An unforgettable day at the Fonda Fish Farm
All sea and seafood
lovers are invited to a fun experience for the whole family – an unforgettable day at the Fonda Fish Farm. While sailing to the fish
and shellfish farm we will teach you about the sea farming’s most hidden
secrets: which young fish are chosen, how fish are fed, how long it takes for sea
bass to grow, how to recognise which fish is fresh and what makes Piran's sea
bass Fonda so special. The trip will conclude with a tasting of local Fonda seafood.
6. A family picnic at the Marisol Farm
You can find everything you need for a family picnic at
the Marisol Farm on Baredi, above Izola. Furthermore, the children will be
entertained by meeting local animals and even riding mini ponies.
7. Sport activities on the sea
The sea offers a number of options for sporting activities.
Visit the sea sports park Active Koper in Žusterna and experience diving,
sailing, boarding and kayaking. To truly experience something special, make
sure to hire a water bike or go zorbing.
explore the outskirts of Izola
Come and discover the outskirts
of Izola on a bike or on foot. Take
a ride on a part of Parenzana or choose something a bit more demanding, such as
going on a hike to the hills in the hinterlands and visit our water springs.
Have a look at what the locals recommend.
9. A trip on Ankaran's
Visit Debeli rtič and take a stroll to the end of the
cape where you can observe the picturesque flysch cliff. On your way back make sure to cool yourself
down under the shade provided by the autochthonous deciduous oak woods which
once covered the entire peninsula. Climb up to the vantage point of the Debeli
rtič Landscape Park and continue your journey towards Ressel grove. Follow the
Graničar’s pathway to Kaštelir, the highest point of the Muggia Peninsula.
10. Relaxing at
the salt pans
At the Sečovlje Salina
Landscape Park you will find a unique outdoors wellness centre, Thalasso
Spa Lepa Vida. Salt mud and brine, the most important ingredients of
traditional thalassotherapy, reign there. The therapy combines the beneficial effects of
the sea, the coast and the climate, to strengthen natural immunity and improve
11. The calming nature of Debeli Rtič
The area of Debeli rtič
offers several hidden locations where, once discovered, visitors can recharge
their batteries. Sv. Katarina is home to the shell cemetery. Relax and look out for the birds that nest
there. Near Sv. Nikolaj you can find the Mediterranean salt meadow, a Nature 2000
protected area, the only of its kind in Slovenia. It is home to several plant
species, most notably the coastal flax and schenkia spicata. These two plants
do not grow anywhere else in Slovenia.
the trail of breathtaking views
sunsets are always a sight to behold. That’s why Izola is the perfect place to
be. It offers numerous vantage points (»višt« in local dialect) from where you
can experience this beautiful phenomenon. One such point is Izolska višta by the downhill road between
Belvedere and Izola. There's also a nice spot nearby for a picnic among olives.