Fisherman's feast: Traditional event

After two years, on August 19 and 20,  the Fisherman's feast returns to Izola.

Pier of tastes


The traditional Fishermen's Feast is returning to Izola on August 19 and 20. An additional Pier of Tasted will also take place as part of the festival.

As the name of the festival suggests, there is going to be plenty of seafood, but lovers of meat will also be delighted.

Little green secrets of the locals

We have compiled TOP 10 little green secrets or tips. From parking lots to fields, to nature's treasures, viewpoints and souvenirs.

Summer reading at the library on the beach

If while enjoying the sun rays you get tempted by a good book, you can choose and borrow the desired book either at the beach or by visiting one of Izola’s book corners.


Stories of the locals

V našem malem obmorskem kraju domačini večino dni v letu sobivamo z obiskovalci. Oni so tudi naši prijatelji, ki jim zelo radi razkažemo naše mesto, zaupamo raznorazne skrivnosti in poskrbimo, da se k nam vsako leto vračajo.

Izola's new adventure

»Great, fun, intense, educational, awesome!«
These were the words our first visitors used to describe our new experience – The forgotten secret of Izola
Do you dare to unveil Izola's secret?

Roman tastes under the stars

Romans knew how to pamper their body and spirit ...Enjoy this special culinary experience at the idyllic location in the archaeological park.

Discover 10 Izola viewpoints

Izola views are viewpoints that will take your breath away, allow you to create unforgettable photographs (with your loved ones or by yourself), and leave a magical lasting impression of Izola. 

Farmer's market

The seasonal market »Ruba sz moje njive« (Stuff from my field) takes place from May until the end of September in Drevored 1. maja.

Every Wednesdays and Saturdays between 8 am and 1 pm. 

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Where in Izola can we zone out while listening to birds chirping?

Enjoy the music There is always something happening in Izola, especially in the summer. One of the loveliest event venues is Largo pri špini on Ljubljanska street, where you can meet Mef or some other musicians from Izola every Thursday. Summer venues are also Pietro Coppo Park with smaller evening events, concert venues Lonka, Arrigoni Open Air Cinema, Manzioli Square, and some others. Take a look at what is happening in Izola during your visit. 

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Picnic on the beaches of Izola – yes or no?

Pamper yourself in one of the restaurants If you stopped by the Kamin Restaurant to pick up your picnic basket and felt like staying on its terrace, you're right… You can hardly find such a beautiful view over Izola anywhere else. However, you can find excellent flavors and local cuisine: discover the restaurants in Izola and indulge in gourmet delights.

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Is water in Slovenian Istria drinkable?

Walking around in a swimsuit – yes or no? We almost forgot to mention another important rule: we shouldn't walk around town wearing only a swimsuit, or without clothing. We also don't organize picnics on beaches, parking lots or other public areas. Another piece of information: we don't »reserve« a sunbathing spot on the beach in advance.

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Where to get fresh fruit and vegetables?

Don’t hop over fences, come on over to the market “Stuff from my field!”

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Are viewpoints in Izola a perfect spot to profess your love?

Pampering in SPA centers In Izola you can treat your body and soul in SPA center Mirta in San Simon or in Hotel Cliff. Here you can also rent a private VIP sauna. There's also a novelty – rooms in DeGrassi Boutique Hotel with a mini private SPA in your room. Smaller SPAs are also available in Hotel Marina, Stara šola Korte and in some other accommodation facilities. 

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You give and you get, right?

Clothing containers Are you moving around on foot and don’t want to carry things in your bag? You can discard towels or thick sweaters in one of the containers for used clothing. There are 10 such containers in the town and in the countryside.

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What to do when you really need to »answer the nature's call«?

Bars, cafés, and restaurants Did you know that there are 7.418 seats in bars, cafés, and restaurants in Izola? Chose one from the list and get yourself a refreshing drink.

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Where to collect the best memories of Izola?

Can seashells become souvenirs? THE LOCALS SAY: »Let life in the sea flow at its own pace.« We can pick up things that are washed ashore, but we mustn't disturb the seabed. We all know that pebbles and seashells are beautiful and we would love to look at them at home, but don't worry – we have some suggestions for finding a perfect souvenir to keep a piece of Izola with you every day of the year!

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Where to park in Izola and which means of transport to choose?

Visiting the town center by car – yes, or no? THE LOCALS SAY: » We recommend parking the cars in the peripheral parking lots and taking a walk. « Due to its location, the center of Izola is easily accessible from anywhere. One of the great advantages of Izola is that you can get practically anywhere on foot. A great way of avoiding traffic jams and bad mood is parking in one of the parking lots outside the town center and simply taking a walk. If you are not a fan of walking, you can opt for a bike or a scooter. You can also take a sea taxi to one of the nearby cities.

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Revealing the little green secrets of the locals

Mojca and Klemen were exploring Izola at the start of the summer. We – the locals – secretly observed them. We were happy when we ran into them in the alleys, on the beaches and even in the countryside. However, they didn’t know how to handle some situations, so we figured they needed our help. After all, we know best how to enjoy Izola to the fullest and take care of our town to keep it beautiful and authentic for future generations. We had a lot of fun helping them, that’s why we decided to share some stories with you. The stories reveal some green tips for a carefree and relaxing su...

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Izola was once an island in the Adriatic Sea and is still uniquely bound to the sea and the fishing traditions. The town is characterized by various beaches, orange wine, water sports and traditional events celebrating the gifts from the surrounding lands.

Help us save drinking water

Due to severe drought the scarcity of drinking water in the Slovenian Istria is increasing. Because we believe we all aim to preserve drinking water and to avoid further restrictions we kindly ask you to follow the directions you find listed below. Thank you for caring!  

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Revealing the little green secrets of the locals

Enjoy a ride in the tourist train

Enjoy a carefree train ride and experience Izola differently. You won't have to worry about where to park your car and you'll do something good for the environment. For a more pleasant visit to the town, there are some changes to the regular route – the train stops at the beginning of the Sončno nabrežje promenade so you can take a relaxing walk along the sea toward the Svetilnik beach, and there is also a new stop next to the coastal road towards Koper. Are you wondering where else it can take you and what you can experience along the way?

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