Izola promises a wide range of unforgettable experiences throughout the year. The beautiful villages of the Istrian countryside invite you to take a stroll, offering inviting views, numerous hiking and biking trails, and excellent cuisine. Not only does the sea offer fun in the summer, but it is also a paradise for water sports enthusiasts in the autumn and spring. Interesting boat experiences are available as well.

Can I tell you a secret?

Who knows all the hidden spots of Izola, the lovely beaches and trails along the countryside? The locals! Discover the stories of the town centre, taste typical dishes, hike to the most beautiful viewing spots, and spend summer days among the kind locals.

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In addition to its natural and marine beauty, Izola also hides cultural treasures. Visit the famous palaces, climb the bell tower, and learn about the town's maritime history in the museum Izolana - House of the Sea.

Adventures at sea

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Recreation on the Coastal road

Regardless of the season, we want to encourage you to spend your free time actively. There are many options, but we will focus on the coastal road, which was finally closed for traffic in the spring of 2017. That's how the »Riva Lunga«, first constructed in 1837, became a connection between Izola and Koper for all those who desire physical activity. Since its construction, the road has been subject to many transformations. The most welcome is the last one, making the area a sort of a green oasis between the two coastal towns. In addition to recreation with an open view of the sea, the fact ...



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Izola – Kingdom of Fish is Waiting for you

The small coastal town with rich history written by fisheries and waves, is inviting you into a summer embrace. Enjoy the blue sea, green hills, Istrian cuisine, and summer nights.



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In the unspoiled nature of the Slovenian Istria

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Easy walk on the circular trail

Here is a suggestion for an active afternoon by the sea. With the wind in your hair and while inhaling healthy, salty air, you will be ready for new challenges and enriched with wonderful impressions on one of Izola's most picturesque trails.  Starting a new day relaxed and calm is the best. How about starting your Saturday or any other free morning with the intoxicating aroma of coffee and croissant in a café located by the seashore, only to continue with a leisurely walk along the Parenzana trail towards the Strunjan valley? Along the way, there are a number of places worth seeing during t...



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A trip in the hinterland of Izola

Fresh sunny days are perfect for exploring the picturesque hinterland. We have prepared itineraries for you that allow you to explore Slovenian Istria. Save time with planning and follow our suggestions on how to spend a day in the hinterland of Slovenian Istria.



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Along the green paths of the countryside of Izola

In addition to the Istrian hills and romantic villages, the hinterland of Izola offers the opportunity for an active free time. Cyclists, hikers or horse-back riders can embark on the path of discovering natural heritage, water sources, or history of the former Parenzana railway and enjoy the autumn colours of the woods surrounding the old Istrian villages.



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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. In good weather, most of these spots offer a view of Izola in the embrace of beautiful alpine mountains, with our highest peak of Mount Triglav among them. Not to mention the magical sunsets …



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From Izola through slovenian Istria by bike

Slovenian Istria offers numerous cycling paths with different levels of difficulty. You can travel on asphalt roads on your own or with your family. If you are more fascinated by the arduous routes that offer a lot of adrenaline, we recommend the wooded streets and macadam streets.  The coastal cycling routes will surely remain in your memory as they offer spectacular panoramic views, beautiful nature and cultural attractions of the nearby towns.



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Uphill to Izola's hinterland

Prepare to take a half-day hike from Izola to its hinterland for breathtaking views. Your gaze will fall upon places in the heart of Istria on one side, while continuing all the way to the sea and taking you to the Alps and the Dolomites on the other side. Even those who would like to take a more demanding route in addition to the seaside walks or easy trails will be delighted, since Izola with its surroundings offers magnificent circular routes with ascents into the hinterland. You will be enchanted by the tranquillity of the natural landscapes and the panoramic views from the green hilly hin...



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Discovering cultural treasures

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Besenghi degli Ughi Palace reveals part of Divine Comedy

The historical town of Izola hides a baroque gem known as the Beseghi degli Ughi Palace, which was owned by a noble family Besenghi, otherwise from Tuscany. Looking at the palace, which is not freely accessible as it houses the Izola Music School, you will see an artfully crafted Rococo style façade. The palace’s central hall with its rich paintings is inspiring and you can see it in a 3D video.



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Discover the treasures of Istrian heritage

The small town characterized by fishing and inviting beaches hides many treasures of cultural and natural heritage. They are beautiful in winter and summer alike, inviting you to discover them throughout the whole year. Enjoy the Istrian gems Start your trip in Korte, a charming village in the heart of the Izola countryside. There, you will find the restored Frata water source, one of the water sources in the hinterland, which used to be one of the only sources of water. Walk up to the prehistoric hillfort Kaštelir, where a fortified settlement stood for at least 5000 years from the late Neol...



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Museum detective in Izolana – house of the sea

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.



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Let's discover the secrets of the sea

With the aim of preserving and protecting the maritime heritage, the Mala barka 2 project connected the Slovenian and Croatian seaside destinations of the Northern Adriatic. Together, they have prepared various trips for visitors, through which you will discover the stories of the sea, maritime, and shipbuilding traditions. We'll discover a part of the path together in the text below. Let's go!



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Discover the Roman heritage

It was 2nd century BC, and the Romans started to move to Istria. Remnants of this have also been found in Izola, in San Simon. There, some Romans have built a sea-side villa with a port – the largest one in Northern Istria. Even today, you can see the remains of the villa at the archaeological park right by the San Simon beach.



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Break at The Seaside

In this former fishing town you can discover stories of maritime heritage on foot or by bicycle, taste the Istrian delights from the land and the sea, or just relax while enjoying the smell of the sea and the views of the picturesque Istrian hills.



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