Slovenia has just 47km of coastline on the Adriatic Sea, but it certainly makes the most of it. Three seaside towns – Koper, with its medieval core, Izola, known for its good restaurants, and glorious Piran – are full of important Venetian Gothic architecture, and have clean beaches, boats for rent and rollicking bars. That said, the coast is overbuilt, and jammed with tourists from May to September. If you're looking for solitude, head for the hinterland to the south or east where ‘Slovenian Istria’ still goes about its daily life.
If you decide to visit the Slovenian coast, you certainly won't be bored. Take a stroll through charming coastal towns, wander around quaint inland villages and spice up your holidays with countless active adventures. You can always take a swim - but you can also feel the wind in your hair on boat trip or go diving in the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea. The land also has numerous adventures to offer such as bicycle riding, hiking, horse-back riding and rock climbing. Check out the selection of some of the most appealing experiences.
A series of well-maintained bathing areas can be found along the Slovenian coast, from Cape Debeli Rtič to Seča, for those who yearn for busy beaches and those who seek peaceful areas in nature by the sea. One of the most popular beaches is the Portorož Central Beach, or experience a touch of glamour at Medusa Beach. A pleasant mix of the scent of the sea and pine trees awaits you in Strunjan or at Cape Debeli Rtič. In Izola, there is a popular beach by a lighthouse, and those with an exploring spirit are drawn by Simon’s Bay and its rich archaeological heritage. Žusterna is the centre of water fun in Koper. There is also a water park there with many water attractions. In addition to bathing in the sea, you can also swim in the pools of Lifeclass Portorož, Talaso Strunjan, and in other indoor hotel pools in all of the major towns on the coast.