Daytrip to Postojna Cave
These ancient caverns are home to one of the world’s most spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, as well as rare species of animals and fossils from the ice age. The cave is accessible without special equipment and has a constant temperature of 8 degrees Celsius.
A regular visit lasts about an hour and a half and the visitors can see about 5 km of the cave. 2 km is explored by train then you walk through the spaghetti cave for 1km in order to reach the so called concert hall and back again by train.
Walking shoes and warm jacket are highly recommended.
Timetable of visits: 9am to 18pm in every hour
Entrance fee adults €19, students €16, children €12
rovinj in croatia is a very pretty town that is full of artists because of it´s beauty.
it´s often called the monmatre of istria because of that.
the town is easily reached from piran by ferry and it´s a very nice daytrip if you are holidaying in piran.
rovinj is in my opinion the prettiest town on the istrian peninsula.
On the Koper side of Piran (walk up towards the Church of St. George, then follow Korpusa Ulica) there's a narrow rocky beach. The clear water shelves gently away, the rocks are small, and it seemed to me an ideal spot for the quieter sort of sunbathing/swimming if you don't fancy the busy concrete bathing area in the town itself. Maybe take a picnic?
There were several people sunbathing naked, so it's best avoided if that would offend you. Alternatively, it seemed to be ok to do this (if that's what you want) but i don't know if it's an 'official' naturist beach in any way; best be circumspect (though the people I saw definitely weren't!).
The only evidence of the Roman presence at Piran that I saw was this column, standing outside the Aquarium by the harbour.
No idea whether it was dredged up at sea or dug up locally, but it's a pretty clear indication that Piran (or somewhere nearby) was important enough to have impressive Roman civic buildings.
For my taste, the best beaches in Piran are a bit hard to find, but that is good. Once Presernovo nabrezje ends there a hill. You can either go along a narrow way done probably by so much trespassing by, or you can borther it from the inside. Once you do so, you'll find a long coast of pebbled (big ones though) and big rocks.
At the beginning, (I think this is the best part because you only have the hill and the sea so the street to walk along is very high and walkers don't bother, but they can see you from the top) there's a nudist part. We saw nudist and non-nudist in the same part of the beach.
This long beach goes until Fiessa, it seems you can also find some beaches there, but didn't have the pleasure (or not).
Can't tell you how crowded they get, as we went there at about 5 pm. At that time though it was pretty empty, though the suns hardly touches becuase of the hill.
Even though it was winter there were many
sailing boats on the sea. I would really like to try sailing but I have terrible seasickness .
It doesn't matter if it is small or big boat - my
stomach can't stand any rocking.
Have you ever tried a fruit with the name kaki?
It is very sweet .But if it's not ripe enough it can be very tasteless.
It's very funny to me because all the leaves fell away from the tree and only then the fruits
are ripe enough to pick them from the tree.
This city wells stands on the 1st of May Square, in the very heart of the old city core. According to its structure, the wells were built in the Midle Ages of the town. Unfortunately, there are no informations regarding this wells in the City Guide of Piran.
As far as I could noticed, this is the only remaining Baroque styled palace in the town. It is situated on a small tiny square which leads into the area of Cape Madonna, the main pedestrian area of Piran with lots of good restaurants.
This narrow street leads from the Tartini Square to the Franciscan church and monastery. It represents another small jewel of the old core of the town. Right above the passage you can see the house with Venetian styled windows, not much of such buildings remaind in the Piran.
When strolling around the old city core, many surprisingly beautiful houses you may find. Some of them are hidden in beetwen raws of the other, not so attractive, buildings.
This one is another Venetian styled palace situated right behind the Town Hall of Piran. Take a look at the characteristic Venetian windows and fine balcony.
There are many places that you could go around Piran. Many beaches, many hiking possibilities.
Buses to Strunjan, Koper & Portoroz are within 20 minutes during weekdays & about every 40 minutes on weekends.
If you have your own transport, it will be better !
You can also reach Trieste in Italy & Istrian Peninsula in Croatia from Piran.
See my transport tips on how to reach these places.
Photo shows the small port in Koper, about 20 minutes away from Piran. Another mighty fine Slovenian Coastal town.
This is pure pleasure: driving, cycling, walking, roller-blading along the indigo-blue Adriatic......stop somewhere and join those who are having a swim before their late-evening meal.
You will see lots of little sailing boats and row boats in the bay: the Adriatic is obviously quiet and friendly, I even saw people canoeing there....
Then my eyes travelled to the right and gave a sign that this was a fine place to take a picture of all these lovely trees that love salty & strong winds....in close order like guards ...the evening sky was already colouring from light blue to pink....the time for long shadows.....
There was a group of young people, sitting in threes and fours.
They were having fun, laughed, enjoyed an ice cream and chatted away.
But....one was working seriously at what seemed to be a composition / essay for school.
She caught my eye, sitting there as if made of porcelain, see that head with the hat....
She was on her own and didn't even see me taking her picture, so absorbed was she by what she was writing!
I loved the moment and the place, seagulls high above us all, the soft sounds of the seawater, some clinking of iron objects, laughter and still a bright sun.....
Would she have been a porcelain figurine
she would now be here on my desk!
Yes, let's go on....
I turned around and my camera clicked: what a contrast: ancient alley-ways, ancient buildings, ancient cobble stones, an old nun and 1 modern red SCOOTER....
What to think of that mixture...
It obvliously was allowd to cross the ancient town with these awful and awfully noisy means-of-transport !!
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Stjenkova ulica 1, Piran, 6330, Slovenia
Good for: Business
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