Koper is a town of a hundred suns which adorn the medieval Venetian palaces. The sun warms up the lagoon of the Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve with hundreds of birds, the Karst Edge and world famous climbing areas. Istrian cuisine draws you to numerous events.
Koper is an extraordinarily charming and dynamic city with incredibly branched tourist trails in the city and the outskirts. It is a city with a special charm.
The Cathedral of Mary's Assumption, which is considered to be one of the largest churches in Slovenia, holds one of the most precious paintings of the famous painter Vitorre Carpaccio.
TOP 5 experiences
Discover the rich cultural and historical heritage of Koper and explore the tastes of its surrounding area.
Experiences of Historical Koper
Visit the greatest cultural treasures of Koper and explore its history with Koper Card. Visit the Praetorian palace, Koper Regional Museum and Carpaccio House. Climb up to the bell tower and enjoy the view. Watch the ships set out from Luka Koper. Round up your tour of the city with vintage wines of Istria and delicious Istrian deserts.More
Along the Hrastovlje Heritage Path
Visit the picturesque village of Hrastovlje. Go in the 12th century church from the which is famous for its fresco of the Dance of Death. Visit the gallery of Jože Pohlen, an Istrian artist, the war equipment, weapons and old objects collected by Gorazd Pohlen. Make a stop at the Park of Indigenous Istrian Plants and Animals. Treat yourself to the authentic tastes of the green Istrian countryside.More
365 Days of Sunny Events
Experience the social side of sunny Koper and its surroundings! Taste the delicacies of the local cuisine at the September Sweet Istria event and the October Days of Agriculture of Slovenian Istria. Events such as Koper in Your Hand, the Refosco Festival in Marezige, Scent of Istria in Krkavče and St Martin's Feast Koper also enthral with their gastronomic delights and local traditions. Indulge in the lively events of Magical December.More
Spending Time with Šavrinkas
Embark on the trail of the Istrian women called Šavrinke and learn about the typical homesteads of the Koper countryside. Visit the Bardinc house in Lopar and have a look at the old wine cellar with the oldest Istrian wine press. In front of the Marezige Kanava (wine cellar and sanctuary of wine), which is a tidy old stone farmhouse, grows the offspring of the oldest vine in the world from Lent in Maribor. Experience the past at the Vrešje House in Krkavče.More
Deserve Your Happiness
To experience unforgettable family adventures, visit the pool complex of the Hotel Žusterna Aquapark which offers water fun on 1,200 m2 of indoor and outdoor pools filled with healthy sea and fresh water. Try your luck in 200 casino games at the Casinò Hotel Carnevale Wellness & Spa, where you can also treat yourself to relaxation with a massage or in themed saunas and massage pools.More
Experiences by the Adriatic Sea
On the tidy beaches of Koper, Žusterna and all the way to Izola, you will find an abundance of opportunities for summer refreshment. In Žusterna there is the Active Koper water sports park. Rent a kayak or an SUP, catch the wind in the surf sail, dive into the depths of the sea and find the shipwreck of the legendary sunken transoceanic ship Rex, or rent a bike and ride along the beach.More
Climbing paradise on the Karst Edge
The Karst Edge, central Slovenian climbing area, offers more than half of the climbing routes of different difficulties in Slovenia. The most popular one among climbers is the wall in Osp, the oldest Slovenian village. You can also find a number of routes at Črni Kal and Črnotiče. In addition to climbing, you can also explore the natural and cultural characteristics of the Karst Edge on biking and hiking trails.More
With a Bike Through the Land of Refošk Wine
Explore the picturesque villages of the Land of Refošk wine, such as Marezige, Montinjan, lopar, Popetre, Boršt, Turške and St Anton by bike and enjoy the wonderful views. You can make a stop in one of the numerous wine cellars and in the autumn in an osmica inn, where you will restore your energy with some vintage wines and home-made delicacies.More
Olive Oil – A Taste of Istrian Gold
The countryside of Koper is also given its characteristic colour by the vast plantations of olive trees stretching on the sunny slopes of the Istrian hills. Olive oil with the protected geographical indication of Slovenian Istria is one of the highest quality oils in the world. Koper olive farmers have received the highest awards at a global level. Rest your soul by going for a walk through the beautifully arranged olive plantations and taste the aromatic olive oil.More
In the company of birds in Škocjan Inlet Nature Reserve
Relax at the Škocjan Zatok Nature Reserve, which is only a step away from the bustle of the city. Observe numerous species of birds and other interesting animal and plant species. You can also learn about the wealth of the nature reserve while riding Camargue horses along the education trail.More
The Noble Taste of Istrian Wines
Due to its sunny location and mild climate, the Primorska wine-growing region can boast excellent wines receiving the highest awards at various competitions. Visit the Land of Refošk wine, where the winemakers produce the native red wine variety – Refošk. Visit one of the largest wine cellars in Slovenia, Vinakoper, where you can see what is the largest barrel in Slovenia and one of the largest in Europe.More
Experience Koper in your own way.
Explore Koper and its hinterland in the most original, boutique, and authentic way. Try something you won't find anywhere else. Select from a range of five-star boutique experiences boasting the Slovenia Unique Experiences mark.
Vintage Gourmet Tour
Taste world-class olive oils and special Istrian dishes in a fun way. Your guides will be the members of the Lisjak family, one of the largest producers of olive oil in Slovenia.
Slovenia writes a green story. Feel it at every step.
Destination Koper is the richest Slovenian tourist destination as regards the number of olive tree plantations.
The Škocjan Zatok Nature Park is the largest partly salty marsh in Slovenia which spreads over 122 hectares of land and boasts as many as 245 species of birds.
The area of Karst Edge which represents the natural border between the typical Karst surface and flysch, Istria is known around the world as an outstanding climbing destination with over 800 routes.
The houses of Slovenian Istria, the green accommodation options of the countryside carrying the label of Travelife Gold and Slovenia Green Accommodation in the midst of vineyards, offer a view of the Koper and Trieste gulfs.
Fritaja with Wild Asparagus on Olive Oil
Destination Koper with the largest number of olive oil farmers and olive tree plantations in Slovenia is considered the Slovenian mecca of olive oil. Istrian olive oils are among the most valued oils in the world. Golden olive oil should serve as the basis for the preparation of fritaja with wild asparagus, as it hides inside the power of the sun which also makes the wild asparagus in the Istrian countryside sprout.
Koper. Active. Authentic. Exceptional.
In Koper the sun invites you to be active and it warms the lively event facilities all year round. Follow the sun’s rays in activities in nature, where you will get energy from the sun trapped in the tasty Istrian dishes, wines and olive oils.
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Experience a pleasant getaway and have some rest
Would you like to stay a little longer and see and experience as much as possible? Then select suitable accommodation that is ideal for you in the nearby area.
Book your adventure in Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia.
Learn about the stories stemming from salt, carved in stone and hidden among the green vineyards. Descend into the karst caves, enjoy the beach, explore its hinterland with a diverse range of tastes and enjoy the view of the fertile landscape with a glass of top-quality vine.
Špacapan House is a family-owned restaurant that has combined traditional Karst cuisine with modern
Escape to the heart of the Kras region, to the village of Komen, and try a five-course culinary expe
Špacapan House is a family-owned restaurant that has combined traditional Karst cuisine with modern
Just enjoy yourself Experience either a shorter or longer culinary indulgence with your chosen wine
Experience Koper and its inland areas
The coastal town of Koper glows in its rich cultural heritage, which can be found in its inland areas too. It is cultural tourism that gave Koper the title of the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN). A walk through the town itself, which is also considered to be the centre of the coast and Slovenia's seaside window onto the world, reveals architectural heritage, on which the Venetians left the greatest mark. You can also say goodbye to the town and head to the countryside. Explore beautiful Istrian villages and their special features and taste the delicacies made from the gifts of the Istrian soil.
Explore Slovenian Istria. Take a ride to Izola, the fishing centre of Slovenian Istria, which is a few kilometres away, or experience romantic moments in captivating Piran. On your way inland, you can explore the beauties of the Karst – make a stop in Lipica, where 300 white Lipizzaner horses await you, explore the breath-taking underground world of the Škocjan Caves and Postojna Cave and visit the idyllic Karst villages. You can take a train or a bus to Ljubljana, where you can feel the upbeat urban vibe along the Ljubljanica River and among the architectural gems of Jože Plečnik. If you decide to go by car, it will take you approximately one hour.
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