Good to know - Portorož - Piran

Good to know

Important phone numbers

Emeregency calls (SOS) 112
Police 113
Sea rescue 9155
Road assistance (AMZS) 1987
Portorož police station +386 (0)5 617 16 00
Water police +386 (0)5 627 64 76

Language

Slovene and Italian are the official languages in Portorož and Piran. English is also widely used, especially among the young. Tourist centres and hospitality areas might employ staff who speak other European languages (German, Croatian,…) but that is not guaranteed.

Currency

The official currency of the Republic of Slovenia is EURO (€). All prices already include taxes unless stated otherwise. Tips are not necessary.

Transportation

By road, on sea, by rail or in air - Portorož and Piran are easily accessible by most means of transport and are an ideal starting point for travel of nearby locations.

Look through our instructions and some useful advice on how to reach us and how to organise your transportation during your stay.

Road tolls

Drivers of motor vehicles not exceeding 3.5 tonnes are required to purchase a vignette to be legally allowed to drive on most Slovenian fast roads and all highways. It can be purchased at all petrol stations in Slovenia and the nearby countries, at the post offices and some newsagents. The fine for driving without a vignette ranges from 300 to 800 €. You can purchase a weekly, monthly, 6 monthly or yearly vignette. Read here for more information about the vignette and which roads it applies on.

Internet

All towns and their surrounding areas offer reliable internet connections  through either mobile data or Wi-Fi services at most hospitality areas and accommodation. If you venture further into the countryside you may experience a bad signal and interruptions to your connections.

Calling home

When you call home please ensure you dial »00« or »+« and two/three code for your country before the phone number.

Country International phone codes
Italy 0039
Austria 0043
France 0033
Germany 0049
Czech Republic 00420
Netherlands 0031
Croatia 00385
Great Britain 0044
Denmark 0045
Norway 0047
Sweden 0046
USA 001
Serbia 00381
Finland 00358
Macedonia 00389
Belgium 0032
Hungary 0036
When you call Slovenia from your home country please dial 00386 in front of the number.

Holidays

Most shops are closed on public holidays but some grocery stores may remain open on a shorter timetable. Public transport also operates on a holiday specific timetable so we kindly ask you to plan your trips carefully. Most restaurants, bars and inns remain open even on public holidays.


Please be aware! The following is a list of Slovenia's non working public holidays:

8. 2. – Prešeren Day
27. 4. – Day of Uprising Against Occupation
25. 6. – Statehood Day
31. 10. – Reformation Day
26. 12. – Independence and Unity Day

Safety

Portorož and Piran are considered to be very safe loactions with low crime and safe access to the sea.

Drinking water

Tap water here is generally considered safe to drink so you have no reason to dehydrate during your well earned holiday. Please do not drink water where there is a sign asking you not to.

Disability friendly facilities

Disability friendly accommodation, accessible beaches, disability friendly vehicles and other infrastructure ensure that you make the most of your holidays. Don't let mobility issues, illness or other issues prevent you from enjoying yourself and celebrating your well deserved time off.

Please have a read for more information on our accessible tourism.

Pets

Many accommodation locations allow our to bring your pet with you. For more on this please read here.

Don't forget! If you are arriving from abroad please ensure that you carry with you the valid passports for your pets.

Smoking

Smoking is strictly prohibited inside public service buildings. This includes hotels, bars, restaurants and other covered premises. Please make sure to ask for special provisions afforded to smokers and smoking rooms within a building.

The sale of tobacco products is strictly prohibited to people under 18.

Alcohol

Alcoholic drinks may be purchased in hospitality areas such as restaurants and inns, grocery stores and speciality shops. The Slovenian law prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages to people under 18. It is also prohibited for shops and petrol stations to sell alcohol between 9pm and 7am. Bars and inns are prohibited from selling alcohol from the time they open to 10am.

Weather

Portorož and Piran are a very pleasant holiday destination due to the warm Mediterranean climate and many days without rain. The winters are mild with temperatures rarely falling under zero with little precipitation (between 1.000 and 1.100mm a year).

Check the current weather prediction.

Tourist Information

Do you require assistance with finding the right accommodation, planning your trip or discovering unique natural and cultural treasures in Portorož, Piran and the surrounding areas?

Useful websites

Municipality of Piran
www.piran.si/

Events – Cultural, Congress and Promotional Centre Avditorij Portorož-Portorose
www.avditorij.si/

Sečovlje Salina Nature Park
www.kpss.si/

Coastal Galleries
www.obalne-galerije.si/

Public Company Okolje Piran
www.okoljepiran.si/

Portorož Airport 
www.portoroz-airport.si/

Izola
www.izola.si/

Koper
www.koper.si/

Everything about the Slovenian sea
www.slovensko-morje.net/

Slovenian Coastal News Portal
www.obala.net/

The Official Slovenian Tourist Information
www.slovenia.info/

Postojna Cave
www.postojnska-jama.si/

Lipica
www.lipica.org/

The Škocjan Caves
www.park-skocjanske-jame.si/

Ljubljana International Airport
www.lju-airport.si/

Trieste International Airport
www.aeroporto.fvg.it/