Izola, with its touristic port, is ideal to stay and go around with your own boat to the thousands little isles of Adriatic sea.
Here the main distances: 15km from Trieste, 115km from Lubiana, 110km from Venezia, 190km from Klagenfur, 300km from Graz, 540km from Vienna, 550km from Monaco di Baviera.
Usually I stay at Mala Seva, a weekend-house village which belongs to Malija village. Malija is just one of nice villages on a hill above Izola, on the location Izola-Lucija. A lot of house-owners give their houses for rent.
One house there is owned by my father's aunt, so I always stay at her place (for free, lol).
By Roller blades, if you have it with you, or bike is good, too. Otherwise you can walk. You must to go to marine to see some cool boats or even yechts (mostly they are owned by foreigners).
The bus stop in Izola is at Trg Republike in front of the post office. Frequent buses run to and from Koper and Piran.