Izola

Slovenia, the very first country to be declared a Green Destination, lies in the heart of Europe, where the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian Plain meet. In one of these worlds, the Mediterranean seaside, there is the lush green land of Istria. A land that enchants with its exceptional combination of attractions from the Roman, Medieval and Venetian era, set against a backdrop of stunning natural landscapes – from the green hillsides to the clear blue sea of the Adriatic coast.

There is the unique cliff in Strunjan, the highest elevation on the Adriatic coast, reaching 80 meters above the sea level. The Škocjanski zatok Nature Reserve is a safe haven for many animal and plant species, and especially birds, since there are as many as 245 different species on less than 122 hectares of land. Nearly just as many birds found their home in the salt pans of Sečovlje, where the Adriatic sea-salt is still harvested the old fashioned way. The three coastal towns, Izola, Piran and Koper, attract visitors with their medieval appearance.

And there, in the middle of the 46-kilometre coast, lies a small seaside town with a rich history, marked by fishing and waves. 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. Come to Izola for an authentic experience of the Mediterranean!


15. April, 2019

Restaurant "Sidro" invites you to taste their marinated shark

“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.

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10. April, 2019

May Day holidays by the sea: catching the sun in Izola

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.

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29. March, 2019

Following the water sources of the Izola countryside

In addition to its excellent cuisine, cultural sites and diverse events, Izola also offers numerous possibilities for active outdoor leisure.

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30. January, 2019

From precious wine to the laughter on stage and onto the Istrian Carnival

The promotional video Love Istria is a success. February won’t lag behind in the number of organised events. The 11th Carnival of Istria is approaching.

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23. October, 2018

November will be marked especially by wine

November in Istrian cities and villages will be marked especially by traditional Saint Martin’s Day celebration, as well as by authentic Istrian flavours of the sea and the countryside. This November’s novelty is the “Wonderland” in Koper, which will take us into the festive December with lights, an ice-skating rink and a varied entertainment programme.

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