Mediteranska in Kraška Slovenija

Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

Kraško-mediteranska Slovenija

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    Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia

    The astonishing karst world, a landscape covered with vineyards, the sound of the waves, the elegance of white horses – allow the beauties of Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia to take your breath away.

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    An outdoor destination for pleasure-seekers

    The scent of the sea and the mystic nature of the karst world. Lively coastal towns, the Adriatic Sea, green Istrian countryside, mysterious subterranean world, fertile valleys, famous white Lipizzaner horses, ‘pršut’ ham, world-class wines, and the best olive oil. You can expect all this if you pick the Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia as your next destination.

    That's how we have it

    The unique karst and the light breeze of the Mediterranean will surely inspire you.

    The climate here is mild, as the influence of the Mediterranean Sea tempers the winter cold and the summer heat. The region is known for mild winters without snow and the most sunny days in Slovenia. You can be active regardless of the season. Hikers and runners will have a hard time deciding on the right trail, as there’s truly an abundance of them. There’s something to make even adrenaline junkies excited. Paragliders and speleologists are sure to find challenges that will excite their imagination for a long time to come.

     

    Where will you go?

    The coastal towns of Piran, Izola, and Koper preserve their Mediterranean character with medieval town centres. Go swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, or sailing. Most bathing sites and the marina are awarded the blue flag which is an international ecological symbol of quality for natural bathing sites and marinas.

     

    Go cycling, walking, or running. Among dedicated trails, you’ll find the Parenzana particularly attractive. This is a 130 km cycling trail taking you from Trieste and across the entire coast of Slovenia to Croatia.

     

    In Portorož and elsewhere on the coast, there are plenty of opportunities for rest and regeneration. It’s easy to find top-class wellness services. If you visit the Sečovlje Salt Pans, you can observe salt makers as they work and numerous birds that live there

     

    If you head inland, you’ll end up in the Karst. Go underground, to one of our planet’s most well-known caves – the Postojna Cave. Go as a tourist or a cave explorer. The latter also love visiting many other caves that are mostly not suitable for tourist visits, but pose a true challenge to speleologists and adrenaline junkies.

     

    Hike up to one of the panoramic lookouts or jump off them with a paraglider. The Karst is criss-crossed with hiking and cycling trails. You can also find excellent climbing sites on the Karst Rim.

     

    The noble Lipizzaner horses, wonderful white horses bred in Lipica, are also from the Karst. Go riding or take a carriage ride across endless meadows. End your active day in the gentle Brda Hills and the Vipava Valley, where you can taste world-class wines and excellent cuisine.

     

    The Karst & Mediterranean Slovenia is truly a top outdoor destination for pleasure-seekers!

    Always on the right track

    Use the interactive map to find your perfect outdoor experience. Always in the right place at the right time on the right path. Find the best trails and outdoor activities in your selected location. The map will show you recommended trails with their elevation, estimated time, and instructions. Download GPRX data to your phone and begin your adventure.

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    Portorož/Piran

    Did you know how true sea salt is produced? Visit the town of Piran and salt pans. It’s best to go exploring by bicycle or by stand-up paddleboarding or rowing a boat in the sea. Piran is the most beautiful town on the Slovenian coast, and Portorož, a lavish holiday hotel resort, developed nearby.

    Izola

    Are you familiar with the gem of the Slovenian coast? Izola, a small coastal town with a rich history written by fishing and waves. Izola was once an island in the Adriatic Sea, and its uniqueness is still connected to the sea and fishing. However, it’s mainly known for diverse beaches. Izola provides many outdoor activities and activities in the sea. Are you a lover of sailing, scuba diving, kiteboarding, or stand-up paddleboarding? Take a cycling trail by the coast or go hiking on the nearby hills, which offer you a stunning view of the Slovenian coast.

    Koper

    Koper is a coastal town with many opportunities for enjoying water sports. You can go swimming at the town pool in Žusterna. There’s also a water park there. Hire a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard, catch the wind into the sail of a windsurfing board, go fishing, scuba diving, cycling, or enjoy a walk.

    Ankaran

    Are you up for some outdoor experiences in unspoilt nature with beneficial Mediterranean climate? Visit Ankaran, the window of the northern Adriatic. A true treasure trove of unforgettable experiences are hidden in an oasis of pine and olive treas. Pick your favourite.

    Brda

    The sunny wine-growing landscape between the Alps and the Mediterranean inspires visitors from all over the world. The Brda Hills are a true paradise for cyclists and hikers. The dynamic landscape with 280 km of dedicated cycling and hiking trails attracts visitors in all seasons.

    Nova Gorica and the Vipava Valley

    Nova Gorica and the Vipava Valley are the intersection of two worlds and different cultures. This dynamic and picturesque landscape offers true hiking and cycling pleasures. The steep hills provide excellent conditions for free flight paragliding and sports climbing all year round.

    Postojna Cave

    Visit the magical karst cave world. Head to Slovenia’s karst areas and experience an unforgettable adventure at the world-renowned sights of Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle. May your unforgettable adventure begin now!

    Škocjan Caves and Lipica

    White horses and mysterious subterranean caves are the most recognisable features of the Slovenian Karst region. Would you like to explore it? If you’d truly like to experience the Karst to the fullest, visit Lipica and the Škocjan Caves Park.

    Miren Kras

    Go on a hike on the well-known Alpe Adria Trail, which will take you from the Alps all the way to the Adriatic, or take a walk in the area of the Karst Living Museum and enjoy admiring typical karst landscape.