Portoroz Travel Guide

  • Portoroz - Slovenia
    Portoroz - Slovenia
    by solopes
  • Portoroz - Slovenia
    Portoroz - Slovenia
    by solopes
  • Portoroz - Slovenia
    Portoroz - Slovenia
    by solopes

Portoroz Highlights

  • Pro
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    Herwig1961 says…

     Mild air,clean water,beautiful surrounding 

  • Con
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    barbipez says…

     no beaches really. 

  • In a nutshell
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    barbipez says…

     definite must see for the simple beauty of it. 

Portoroz Things to Do

  • Palace Hotel

    The most outstanding building in Portoroz is... a hotel. So interesting, that I had to read about it. It is now a modern hotel built recently (opened in 2008) but that, for historic reasons kept the former facade (and that's its visual power). The original was built in 1910 to serve the high dignitaries of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. From 1983 to...

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  • Beach

    Portoroz was mentioned as the best Slovenian beach, and I was expecting something better. Of course it is developed, with hotels and restaurants everywhere, but the beach is poor. As a matter of fact, beaches are artificial and private areas by the sea, here and there with small vestiges of sand.I had a swim in one of those small pieces of sand...

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  • The coast

    If the main beach didn't convince me at all, the sights of the coast were very beautiful. The landscape is nice, and the steep coast allows many viewpoints of great beauty. Travelling by car in the coast is a very positive experience if you forget parking difficulties.

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  • view from the ocean

    You can easily take a tour/ride on one of the two boats offered. different trips will take you to different places naturally. some go "across the border" where you will need a passport (even in the ocean!) and others you won't need a passport.the boat trip offers a great view of the slovenian, italian, croatian coast lines, and even some good...

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  • view from the ocean

    You can easily take a tour/ride on one of the two boats offered. different trips will take you to different places naturally. some go "across the border" where you will need a passport (even in the ocean!) and others you won't need a passport.the boat trip offers a great view of the slovenian, italian, croatian coast lines, and even some good...

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  • Scuba Diving & Watersports in Portorož

    Nemo Divers is a brand new diving & watersports center in Portoroz. Young staff, good offers, brand new equipment and great prices are definitely some of the reasons to check out there offer. They are located in the laguna St. bernardin - on the main promenada between Portoroz and Piran. You can also call them on +386/31-899-917 or mail them on...

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Portoroz Restaurants

  • Good restaurant

    A restaurant by the beach (also with its private beach) was chosen because it had on display four menu types two of them matching exactly the kind of dinner that we both wanted.We were not disappointed. The food was great, well served, the ambiance was perfect, and the gentle service ended retributing the small tip that we gave with... a grappa.A...

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  • Istrien cuisine

    Dobrodosli at Stara Oljka.Located at the centre of Portoroz.Open throughout the year from 10am to 12pm.Wonderful,typical Istrien cuisine.Beautiful view of the sea.If you visit the restaurant ;like me;in January you can enjoy the open fireplace. I was 3times at this place and have had seafood,meat and noodles.All of the dishes have been absolutely...

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  • Slovene Istria and its cuisine

    Istrian cuisine is considered a healthy way of eating since it has all the elements of good nourishment: from fruit and vegetables grown in Istria to various seafood and fish from the Adriatic Sea, as well as meat dishes prepared in a sound, healthy way. The Istrian cuisine has all the components of the Mediterranean kitchen and that is its charm....

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Portoroz Nightlife

  • Intoxicated on beer and hospitality

    This place was awesome. It really is a singles place. You will find it packed despite the time of year and everyone is really courteous. If you are looking for a good place to dance, play pool, binge drink, hang out, hit on or get hit on, this is it. We had a blast here. Totally recomended! The dress is casual. Jeans and a tee will suffice.

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  • Cafe Coco - perfect chill out!

    Cafe Coco is a real trendy bar right by the sea, which attracts a good looking crowd, plays funky music, sells good beer and has a funky atmosphere. We sat there for a few hours in the sun, with plenty of beer....and then went back again later on! superb!

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Portoroz Transportation

  • getting there from italy by bus

    Trieste is the usual Italian getaway city from which people reach coastal Slovenia. From the bus station opposite the train station there are at least 2 buses a day in each direction. Tickets are about 900 sit.Trieste to Portoroz11.00 - 12.2917.00 - 18.18Portoroz to Trieste13.31 - 15.0019.01 - 20.30

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  • A Day Excursion...

    I reached Portoroz from Koper, driven by a friend, in his car.Portoroz can be made a base or a day excursion from Italy (Trieste) & Croatia (Istrian Peninsula).Nearby towns like Piran, Strunjan & Koper are within easy reach. Buses are every 20 minutes on weekdays & every 40 minutes on weekends.Morning bus to Zagreb in Croatia is at 5.55 am.

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  • How To Reach Portoroz ?

    Many ways actually, here's some examples :By train : Koper: 15 km Triest: 35 km By road : Munich - Triest - Koper - Portorož: 510 km Vienna - Graz - Ljubljana - Portorož: 550 km Venice - Triest - Koper - Portorož: 200 km

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Portoroz Shopping

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    the market entrance

    by call_me_rhia Written Apr 30, 2003

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    this market is a bit of an empty hsell: a large-ish building with only a few stalls inside... selling some tacky souvenirs and not a lot more. However one stall sells cooking and bath salt from the local salt "plain".

    What to buy: salt - small bags of salt

    What to pay: 2 euros a bag

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Portoroz Local Customs

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    Fruit vendor on the side of the road

    by xxgirasolexx Written Jul 27, 2005

    Some of the best cherries I ever tasted were bought on the side of the road heading from Portoroz to Ljubljana. There were several fruit stands similar to this one and I never suffered any physical health problems after eating the fruit purchased here.

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Portoroz Warnings and Dangers

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    Portoroz - Slovenia

    by solopes Updated Dec 30, 2013

    The "natural" beach of Portoroz is almost useless. Sun seekers must book a chair in a private artificial area by the sea, and swimmers must dive from it. The sea is calm, the temperature in the water is good, but beach, for us, is a different thing.

    From there we went to Lignano Sabbiadoro - a "real beach" in Italy (I will write about it, of course!)

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Portoroz Tourist Traps

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    casino entrance ticket

    by call_me_rhia Written Apr 30, 2003

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    don't let them milk your money.. i mean table and slot machines. there's far too many casinos in portoroz... none of them looks like it's going to be much fun

    Unique Suggestions: just look around and don't play any money

    Fun Alternatives: there's not a lot to do in portoroz... you can go to a disco.. or else for dinner... not a wide choice of fun, I guess! maybe you could have an early night ;-)

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Portoroz Off The Beaten Path

  • Walking To Piran...

    When you are in Portoroz, you must walk to the nearest medieval town, Piran.They sit next to each other almost.About 5 km south-east of Piran or about 20 minutes by bus if you don't feel like walking.Piran has the old Venetian charm that could lure people with its medival cobble-stoned streets, churches, the old lighthouse, houses & a marina packed...

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  • formaviva

    Formaviva is an interesting garden reacheable on foot from Portoroz and past Lucja. It's an open air museum housing several statues made by local artists as well as artists from abroad - all statues are carved into stone and most are abstract. The statues were collected over a 40 years period, from 1961 to 2001. It's worth going there even if...

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Portoroz Sports & Outdoors

  • Sports in portoroz

    When i was to Portoroz i was sooo happy that there is a place where i can play basket and football!!!Right next to that place you can also play pingpong,tennis and minni golf!On the beach you can play volley

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  • Sports in Portoroz

    When i was to portoroz i was soooo happy that i found a place where i can play basket and football!There is a verry organizate place where you can play basket,football,ping pong,tennis and minni golf!Of curse you can play beachvolley on the beach:),but for volley,minni golf,and tennis you have to pay.

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  • Portoroz Marina

    Portoroz, being Slovenia's top beach attraction has lots of water sports on offer. I remember seeing ppl sailing off in the distance and buzzing around on water-jet skis, that looked _so_ cool! :) You can rent water skis from various shops around the town. However you could probably arrange a yachting excursion from the Marina, we didnt have much...

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Portoroz Favorites

  • Portoroz In Your Pocket: highly...

    I have HORSCHECK to thank for introducing me to the 'In Your Pocket' series of tour guides, which we first had the opportunity to 'road test' in Tallinn (when the hotel we stayed in provided a copy of Tallinn In Your Pocket in each room).For my money, it's a much more useful travel guide than the Lonely Planet or Rough Guides that we tend to use...

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  • Freedom&100n

    That place is magnificent!!!Everything is great!!!You can do sports,like beachvolley,basket,football,tennis,ping pong,golf and of curse you can swimm in the clean,blue water.You can stay calm in the sun and just loose time:)!A,and you can`t drown,cause there are beachrescuer;)so,its safe;)The weather its greate too.2000hours on the year is 100nny...

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  • While Walking...

    While walking, I could see that Portoroz was/is a big resort area where there are many people who would come here for holidays all year round.It didn't feel that we were in Slovenia at all. It's more like photos from magazines of big resorts that I could see in USA, Australia even in my own country Malaysia.This could be good or bad to some...

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