Top 5 experiences - Portorož - Piran

Top 5 experiences

Top 5 experiences

We have selected  some of the best experiences for you to choose from. Pick among these fun, cultural and authentic experiences.

Experience Koper's Serenissima
Koper

Experience Koper's Serenissima

With the card of experiences 'Koper Card', enter the Koper Podestates, or the Praetorian Palace, which will reveal the way of life of the citizens in the past, and after 204 stairs, climb to the city tower and take a look from the most beautiful viewpoint. Go back to a time of rich history and knock on the door of the Provincial Museum of Koper, which is adorned with the only preserved bronze puncher. The route will also take you to one of the most beautiful preserved old town houses, according to some sources, of the residence of the Venetian artist Vittore Carpaccio. If you have ever wondered how he managed to create an altarpiece, the interactive exhibition will offer you an answer. Also take a look at the Ethnological Collection and see an interesting exhibition of the clothes of the village and the urban population. You can round off the visit to Koper by tasting authentic Istrian wines and olive oils, as well as the delicious Istrian desserts. Don't forget to also enjoy the Koper sun!
In the path of Heritage Hrastovlje
Hrastovlje

In the path of Heritage Hrastovlje

Try to discover the almost forgotten village paths to the places where the Istrian women of Šavrinka used to live and walk. Let your journey take you to the mysterious Hrastovlje, where the friendly locals will present their treasures to you. Not only will you take a look at the beautiful 12th-century church, which is the only fully painted church in Slovenia and which preserves the perfectly preserved motif of dying dancing, but your view will also open up to the whole village from the nearby hill. You can easily enter the temple of art, the gallery of the excellent Istrian artist Jože Pohlen, as well as the local Grozdana Pohlena, a personal collection of the invaluable objects from the lives of the locals and soldiers of our towns. For Istria, typical animal and plant species, which we meet today only exceptionally, are waiting for you in the park of indigenous plants and animals. So you don't go home hungry and empty handed, just stop at the local inn Švab and the store selling dried goods, so you can take a piece of the green countryside home with you.
Climber's heaven

Climber's heaven

The Karst edge, the central Slovenian climbing centre, offers more than half of the climbing routes that Slovenia has to offer. Climbers can choose from the various difficulties of more than 829 climbing routes in Osp - the oldest Slovenian village, Črni Kal and Črnotičah. The Karst edge also offers a rich selection of cultural heritage from the city of Socerb, the sacred cave - the only underground church in Slovenia, the tower in Kubed, as well as the world-famous frescoes in Hrastovlje. It is also surrounded by natural features, where the slopes stand out. "The ears of Istria", the hiking and cycling routes that lead you to the tower in Podpeč, to Slavnik, the Black Castle or to the wine cellar and home of the world-famous Istrian olive groves are all waiting for you. A wide range of excursions is offered by several local travel agencies, renowned for their quality.
Cycling through the Refošk country

Cycling through the Refošk country

Explore the picturesque villages of the Refošk countryside, such as Marezige, Montinjan, Lopar, Popetre, Boršt, Truške and Sv. Anton and enjoy the wonderful views. On the way you can stop in one of many wine cellars, and in the autumn time also in one of the Osmice, where you will recover with a glass of wine and homemade delicacies.
Socialising with Šavrinke

Socialising with Šavrinke

Routes throughout the green countryside will lead you past many old homesteads, which today are the true treasury of tradition, stories and customs. Among these are the House of Bardinec in Lopar, where you can see the old farmhouse with a fireplace and an old wine cellar with the oldest Istrian press from the 19th century. You will also drive past the Margin Canal, the old stone farmhouse, where three kinds of vine flourish: Refošk, Malvazija and Žametovka, the descendant of the oldest vine in the world from Maribor Lent. The Vrešje House in Krkavče is a homestead where you will experience the past of our area. A housewife who will greet you in typical costume on arrival will give you a glass of what you like and olive oil to try.