The relaxed atmosphere brought forward by the summer holiday can already be felt in Izola. Slovenian Istria offers a range of experiences that can be enjoyed on warm days both at the seaside and the countryside. We are preparing two new experiences in Izola this year: children will be able to test their treasure-hunting skills in Izolana – the House of the Sea, where fun for the whole family can be enjoyed during Fishing like in the old times. After indulging in the sun rays at one of Izola’s eight beaches, you won’t find yourself bored, even in the evening hours.
Izola’s museum Izolana – House of the Sea invites children on a very special adventure. The hunt for the treasure will acquaint the children with the history of Izola and its interesting locals. Overcoming challenges, solving puzzles and of course, searching for the treasure is followed by a creative workshop, where children will get to know model making and create their own, special marine souvenir.
After the successfully concluded Days of asparagus, the culinary story in Izola continues with the already traditional Days of local mussels, which will be held the first two weeks of June as part of the Zero Kilometre project. As many as 22 restaurateurs from the city and the countryside will present their rich culinary offer. Read more
“Sidro” is a restaurant that opened its doors on Manzioli Square in 1980; in 1990, it moved to an attractive location next to the Izola promenade where you can still visit it today. A view of the sea, boats in the marina and the scent of the Mediterranean are, without a doubt, defining characteristics of the “Sidro” restaurant. Their forty-year tradition has been building slowly: nowadays, however, they are definitely one of the most recognisable seafood providers in Izola. We spoke with the owner Vladimir Godina about the beginnings and the philosophy of the restaurant, centered on the tradition of the sea.
Easter and May Day holidays are rapidly approaching. We invite you to spend the longer sunny days by the sea, surrounded by nature and delicious cuisine.
In addition to its excellent cuisine, cultural sites and diverse events, Izola also offers numerous possibilities for active outdoor leisure.
“Bujol”, one of the more authentic Izola restaurants located in the famous Manzioli Square, will soon be celebrating its tenth anniversary. The concept of the restaurant is based on a simple manner of preparing and presenting local food. The food from Izola which is the most traditional food in the region. They are still following the principle they started with ten years ago: no additives or preservatives are added to the food. The goal of the restaurant is namely to present authentic gastronomy and the way life in Izola used to be. We spoke to its owner Alen Pušpan.
In the little village of Korte, located in the heart of Slovenian Istria, a new restaurant
Kužina Stara šola opened in the Stara šola Korte accommodation. The design of the whole
complex, which also offers cyclist-friendly accommodation among other services, was the
idea of Jasmin Kogoj, who describes himself as a child of Slovenian Istria. He is no
stranger to working with guests, and one may even say that they have been his life-long
companions, since his parents have been working in tourism all their lives. When the
idea of opening a restaurant was born, famous Slovenian chef Marko Gorela joined the
team, who also comes from a family that is closely connected with the tourism industry.
In conversation with them both, we reveal the philosophy of Izola’s new culinary