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Izola
Tourist Information Center:Izola Tourist Information Center
Sončno nabrežje 4
+386 5 640 10 50
14500
Population
0 m
Height above sea level
beside a sea
Average summer temperature:28 °C
Average winter temperature:5 °C
No. of sunny days per year:300
No. of rainy days per year:65
The old Mediterranean town of Izola lies on the south-west shore of the Gulf of Trieste, where the genuine traditions of fishing and winemaking, mysterious traces of the past, and the welcoming character of the locals merge together to form an unforgettable mosaic of experiences.

The town's warm-spirited and romantic character help attract visitors and it is said that once you have visited Izola you will never forget it. The stirring history of this little fishing port has created marvellous architectural treasures and ancient legends that will carry you back to the time when Izola was still an island. You can sense the spirit of the Mediterranean at every step as you pass through the narrow medieval streets, watch the boats bobbing in the harbour, enjoy a friendly chat with the locals, and savour seafood specialities washed down with good local wine. With a variety of sports and cultural events and entertainments taking place throughout the year, drawing their inspiration from old customs and traditions, you will never be bored in Izola. Museums, galleries and artists' studios will lead you into the world of Istrian arts and crafts, and if you are seeking true spiritual refreshment, you will find it on a boat trip on the waves of the Adriatic.

Izola is surrounded by picturesque countryside with numerous valleys and long hills – an area full of gastronomic pleasures waiting to be discovered in a wealth of traditional inns and farm tourism establishments, most of them offering marvellous views over the Gulf of Trieste. The town's hinterland offers countless opportunities to explore and discover the natural beauties of the Istrian hills, with their attractive stone houses and ancient churches. Discover them on foot, by bicycle or even on horseback. Izola (360°) Position: the Slovenian coast between Koper and Piran.

Izola (360°)


 


Automobiles :
From Italy:
Triest - Škofije/Rabuiese (border) - Koper - way to Portorož, exit Izola
Fernetiči/ Fernetti (border) - Koper - way to Portorož, exit Izola

From other part of Slovenia:
Ljubljana - Postojna - Koper - way to Portorož, exit Izola

Koper - Izola: 6 km

Parking places:
- no charge parking place at the entrance of the town (near the shipyard),
- parking places on charge in the town centre
- car stops (for 15 minutes, 2 hours) - obligatory to sign the time of arrival.

In the old town centre the traffic is limited specially during the summertime.

 
Railway :
The nearest railway stations are:
- in Koper (7 km): http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/
- in Triest (28 km): http://www.trenitalia.com/
 
Bus :
Local buses on the coastal area in the way Koper - Izola - Piran - Izola - Koper go every half an hour during the week and every hour during the weekends.

Buses from Izola to other slovene towns goes several times per day
Local bus station: tel: 00386 5 672 25 25

International connections:
Buses to Triest goes several times per day. Buses to croatian Istria goes one to twice per day.

 
Airplane : The nearest international airports:
Aerodrom Portorož d.o.o.
Sečovlje 19, 6333 Sečovlje (Slovenia)
tel: 05 672 25 25
info@portoroz-airport.si

Aeroporto FVG - International airoport of Triest
Via Aquileia 46, I-34077 Ronchi dei Legionari (Italy)
tel: 0039 0481 773224
info@aeroporto.fvg.it
www.aeroporto.fvg.it

Aerodrom Ljubljana d.d.
Zg. Brnik 130 a, 4210 Brnik (Slovenia)
Tel: 04 20 61 981
info@lju-airport.si
www.lju-airport.si 


Post Office : Post office Izola 
Cankarjev drevored 1 
+386 5 662 11 04 
Railway station : Koper 
Kolodvorska cesta 11, 6000 KOPER 
+386 5 64 158 
Tourist association : Tourist Association Izola 
Ljubljanska ulica 17 
++386 5 640 10 51 
Police : Police station of Izola 
Drevored 1 maja 
+386 5 641 80 20 
Medical center : Health centre Izola 
Oktobrske revolucije 2 
+386 5 641 55 11 
Additional description : A lively tourist town on the Slovenian coast invites you. Special architecture of the ancient town core demonstrates a rich history of a town which was once an island. Fishing tradition is still present in Izola’s modern tourist offer and culinary specifics. Take a walk on one of the numerous walkways and experience Izola’s countryside.
 
The ancient part of the town is located on an island which was inhabited already in the first century A.D. and later connected to the coast by a stone bridge. It was surrounded by town walls which were demolished in the beginning of the 19th century and the ruins were used to fill up the sea between the island and the coast. In early 13th century Izola declared independence and became a town with its own laws and authorities.

In the surrounding countryside, you can taste local delicacies, olive oil, and local wines.

Many events, horse riding and sailing courses, fish picnic on the fishing boats, cycling, trecking... 
GPS Northing (N) : 45,5401 
GPS Easting (E) : 13,6589 
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Administrator : Turistično združenje Izola g.i.z. | ++386 5 640 10 50 | | last modified: 21/11/2011
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GPS N: 45,5401
E: 13,6589

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