This church was constructed in the late 19th century on the location of a Minorite monastery that was probably around in the 6th century. It later gave way to a Benedictine hospice that was built in the 12th century, followed by a nunnery of St Catherine and in 1473 by a Servite monastery which was demolished by the Venetian city senate in 1794.more
The parish church of Izola was built on top of a hill in 1547 and consecrated in 1553. It is built on the same location as a previous church that dated from 1356. Its façade is typically Romanesque whilst the lavish interior (restored in the early 1980’s) is Baroque and features 10 altars and an organ dating from 1796. More photos can be found in...more
This is Izola’s most beautiful building. It was built in late-Baroque/Rococo style between 1775 and 1781 by the builder F. Dongetti. The mansion has beautiful windows and balconies that are adorned with stuccos and wrought-iron grills painted light blue. It’s said to be the most secular Rococo house in Slovenia.more
Izola’s marina is huge for the size of the town and is probably the largest in Slovenia. It’s located at the western end of the town and has over 600 berths for vessels that are up to 30m in length. The whole marina complex also contains tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, a shopping centre, bars, a casino, restaurants, and a nautical...more
This attractive square lies at the western end of the main road that runs through Izola. The area around the square is where you’ll find all the practical amenities such as the post office, bus stop and the tourist information office. It’s the main gateway into the town’s medieval core which can be accessed by walking north along the waterfront...more
Drive to Portoroz or Piran, but take a road which goes also to Strunjan/Strugnano. Above Izola you have a perfect view point to the town. When you drive further, a beautiful pine-tree lined avenue leads ine the the junction for Strunjan, which has with its 80 meters the talles flysch rock face on the Adriatic coast.more
This restaurant (said to be over 130 years old) is situated near the little marina by Veliki trg in the Old Town. I came here for lunch and had a nice omlette and drink but their main dishes are fish such as sole, bass, turbot, dory, squid, scampi, mussels etc as well as some meat dishes such as beefsteak, rump steak, turkey steak, grilled pork...more
ParangalSituated by the marina, it will surely give you that luxurious feeling of Mediterranean indulgence. Prices are reasonable, although not the lowest you'll find. Expect to pay about 2500 SIT for the main dish, salad and wine. Seashells... what else! Mussels, scallops, the so-called 'prstaci', anything! The people at my table also praised...more
Ambasada Gavioli, already mentioned on my Slovenia page
The best known, and officialy the best club in Slovenia.
Dress Code: Rave, rave, rave!
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.more
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...more
There is a small clothes market just north of Trg Republike on the waterfront promenade just before you get to the waterfront.
The hilly hinterland of Izola is practically swarming with small gems of Istrian villages which have a lot to offer to accidental wanderers. None of them has more than 300 inhabitants, but each has something unique to give. Taste their wine, grapes and other fruit, enjoy the majestic view over the sea, and get lost in micro labyrinths of those narrow streets. Visit the Webpage which lists them (unfortunately only in Slovenian).
The Tourist Information Office can be found near Trg Republike on the waterfront promenade called Sonèno nabrežje. Here you can get a map of Izola but it isn’t all that detailed plus I didn’t see much information on the history of any of the attractions. Sonèno nabrežje 4 www.izola.simore
Sunbathing and swimming (OK, I know water isn't so clear, but we have to be satificed with that what we have). There are three main beaches in Isola: Simonov zaliv, Na punti (also known as Svetilnik; it is located on the horn of Old Izola town) and Delfin (it is located by the Hoteli Delfin). For me Patrik and Aleks. They are two locals, who have...more