The majority of the year the locals share our little town with visitors. We consider them friends, and we gladly show them around, let them in on our secrets, and make sure they keep coming back to visit us each year.

This year, the locals have put together a list of TOP 10 green tips for a carefree enjoyment of warm summer days and evenings. They also had some help from Mojca Fatur and Klemen Slakonja. Take a look at what they have come up with. We promise you, there is going to be a lot of laughter, joy, and excellent tips. You can also take a walk with Barbara and Matej, who can tell you all about hidden spots in Izola, beautiful beaches, countryside paths, exquisite cuisine, fishermen and stories of the locals. We create these and reveal them to you every year. Are the friendly people who live here one of the reasons you love Izola? Get to know them!

A day with the locals

Feel the heartbeat of Izola

On the coastline and at sea with Sanela Fancy an eventful adventure around the centre of Izola to discover some interesting facts about its romantic narrow streets while also getting to know the locals, who will add a familiar touch to your visit? Come on, let's go! This time, we set off with Sanela, Izola’s local, and Urša from Nova Gorica, the winner of the competition “A day with local people”.

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Experience Izola’s countryside

On a trip with Rozana Are you ready to discover the secrets of Izola’s countryside, mingle with the friendly locals, find out about the customs and traditions and stroll through different historical periods? Join Tomaž from Zagorje ob Savi and Rozana, a local woman from Korte above Izola, on a daily trip around Izola’s hinterland. Watch the video below!  

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Hey, hey – do it this way!

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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#Visit&Respect Izola

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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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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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Other secrets

From fishing pole to fishing nets

At an early age, when Davor first got to hold a fishing pole, the attraction between him and the sea was born. First, he was a professional fisherman, and during that time, he attended eight World Championship events, where he received no less than four medals. Later, he swapped his fishing pole for fishing nets, and thus his attraction grew into true love which still lasts and has become his way of life.

"The magic of Izola is in its pristine connection to the sea, although this connection is still being maintained by only a few individuals through fishing. I am one of them. I've been fishing for 30 years, and I enjoy the sea and love it sincerely. It is not easy, but the sea is fair and generous to those who have the will and persistence."

Davor Ivkovič

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