Piran, the dream city
One of the most photogenic cities in the Mediterranean, Piran has preserved its unsurpassed charm. Enter the picturesque Piran, get to know its rich history and culture
, and listen to the stories of our people
The proximity to the sea and the rich history, which is mirrored in the architecture, draw magical scenes.
In Piran, you will feel as though you have stepped right into a picture postcard. You will be charmed by the narrow streets within the old town wall. In the main square, you will be greeted by the statue of the most famous man in Piran, the well-known Giuseppe Tartini, composer and virtuoso violinist who was born in a house just steps from the square. On the pier, you can catch sight of fisherman unravelling a fishing net. A market woman from Piran will have just delivered vegetables, fresh from her garden, to the market. Locals sitting by the sea, chatting and listening to sounds of the sea, greet you with a nod.
Having coffee, lunch or dinner surrounded by sounds of the sea will ensure pleasant memories for a long time to come.
Our town is very proud of its various cultural and art establishments
such as the Tartini theatre, coastal galleries, Maritime museum and Aquarium. Many national and international artists gather at the annual Ex-tempore. Throughout the year, many other cultural events
Some, especially traditional events are connected to our natural heritage and our crops. Every year on St. George’s Day, the patron saint of Piran, we organise the festival of salt to honour the famous salt produced at the Sečovlje Salina. In autumn, inhabitants of Piran organise the Festival of Persimmon… Here
you can read about how we celebrate the local products such as olive oil, wine, garlic and chard.
Visit Piran, the dream city!
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: 4700 Association of Historic Cities of Slovenia
Locationbeside a sea
Average summer temperature : 21,5 °C
Average winter temperature : 4 °C
No. of sunny days per year : 97
No. of rainy days per year : 91
Automobiles : Being close to Italy and Croatia, Piran is very easily accessible by car. It lies only 34 km from the Italian and 16 km from the Slovenian motorway. Piran can be accessed from the direction Ljubljana/Trieste–Koper–Izola–Portorož–Piran.
Railway : The Koper Railway Station is 16km from Piran.
Bus : The Piran Bus Station is situated at the gateway to the old town centre of Piran, right by the sea.
Airplane : The Portorož Airfield is 8km from the town of Piran, international Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport 145km, and Ronchi Airport, Italy, 80km.
Ship : Boat trips to Venice are available as well as a number of panoramic trips. The Portorož Marina is 4km from the town centre, the Izola Marina 8 km, and the Koper Marina and Port 17km. By sea, Portorož and Venice are only 55 miles apart (Lignano 22, Grado 15 miles).
Tourist Information Center : Turistično informacijska pisarna Piran
Tartinijev trg 2, 6330 Piran
++386 5 673 44 40
Local Tourist Board : Turistično združenje Portorož,g.i.z.
Obala 16, 6320 Portorož
++386 5 674 82 60
Post Office : Pošta Piran
Leninova ulica 1, 6330 Piran
++386 5 671 33 00
Bus station : Avtobusna postaja Lucija
Obala 114, Lucija, 6320 Portorož
++386 5 671 31 22
Railway station : Železniška postaja Koper
Kolodvorska cesta 11, 6000 Koper
++386 5 639 52 63
Tourist association : Turistično društvo Tartini Piran
Župančičeva ulica 14, 6330 Piran
++386 51 443 333
Police : Policijska postaja Piran
Liminjanska 116, Lucija 6320 Portorož
++386 5 617 16 00
Medical center : Zdravstveni dom Piran
Cankarjevo nabrežje 9A, 6330 Piran
++386 5 677 33 20
Dentist : Zdravstveni dom Lucija
Cesta solinarjev 1, 6320 Portorož
++386 5 677 33 20
GPS Northing (N) : 45,5286
GPS Easting (E) : 13,5684