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Sečovlje Salina Nature Park


The reserve is the biggest wetland on the coastline. In the northern part of the reserve called Lera, people harvest salt using a 700 year old method – they use wooden tools and look after the so-called petola, the base of the salt pans that functions as a bio filter. That ensures that the salt doesn’t mix with silt from the sea, and allows it to remain white and clean. The quality of the salt and salt flower, a very thin, topmost layer in the ponds is famous and cherished all over the world. Meanwhile, the abandoned southern part of the reserve called Fontanigge features many unique sights – birds, vast fields of halophytes and over 100 abandoned and demolished buildings that were once used by workers in the salt industry, which contribute to the charm of the Sečovlje salt pans. The reserve became a habitat for various animals and plants.

Sečovlje saltpans are interesting in all seasons.

See also

Thalasso Spa Lepa Vida
Thalasso Spa Lepa Vida
Thalasso Spa Lepa Vida is a unique open field spa in the midst of the saltpans.
Seča 115, 6320 Portorož
+386 (0)5 672 13 60
Museum of Salt Making
Museum of Salt Making
The museum consists of a salt-making house which hosts an exhibition, a salt pond and its associated canal that provides it with sea water.
Sečovlje 115, 6333 Piran
+386 (0)5 671 00 40