Secovlje Travel Guide

  • traditions of salt making on the North Adriatic
    traditions of salt making on the North...
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    the bricks making house
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Secovlje Things to Do

  • taking a walk in autumn

    Walking and cycling are both pleasant ways to explore the salt fields and the habitats - walking can actually take you further than cycling because it doesn't require extra pavement. The motorized traffic is almost non existent. However, in any case observe the rules and don't walk where you're not allowed. The dykes and fields are sensitive...

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  • fields and habitats

    Maybe your best part of stay at Slovenian coast will include trip to salt fields in Secovlje - what is left amazes the senses. In a way. Salt is produced in the parts of existing fields, while majority of them is abandoned and due natural course of succession turned into wildlife habitat - birds heaven. It makes it a wonderful walk. Binoculars will...

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  • Villages

    All the villages are usually at the top of the hills. This is the region of the wine trade mark "Refosk", tasty "prsut" olives, fruits and very picturesque villages, with the views far around.

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    This photo was taken in a very border between Slovenia and Croatia. The big white house is already in Croatia. Yuo pass the border crossing (in Slovene site) and there is the way to the beautiful region of Slovene Karst

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  • Museum of Salt - making

    Life in salt pans was heavy. Besides housekeeping, women had to work very hard. They tried several herbs, to found out if they're eatable. In the middle of the photo is the herb, so small and tiny that you can't noticed it. It turns upon the humidity and it originated a sort of barometer.

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  • Museum of Salt - making

    Baking BreadAtthat time, at Secovlje pans they had only three baker's ovens for baking bread and pastry. As one oven was used by several families, bread had to be marked by seals, made by village smith.

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  • Museum of Salt - making

    The KitchenIn one of the restored old Museum two equipped rooms and a kitchen. You can see in the photo, how the kichens look like years back.

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  • Museum of Salt - making

    The "sandals" on the photo is named wooden "taperini" . The pools are covered with a layer of "petola" which allows the salters to walk in the pools, wearing their wooden "taperini".

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  • Museum of Salt - making

    Two saltpans houses with their surroundings. appertainin salt fields and reservoir were reconstructed.The photo below, shows the tools , salters used with their work.

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  • Museum of Salt - making

    On the area of the old abandoned salt pans, there is Salt Pans Museum, where we can admire the gradual development of the salt pans, as well as the way of life of the salters.

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  • Secovlje

    Another view onto the opposed site of the coastline. The hills are settled mostly with bungalows and weekend - cottages. You can rent some of them. I recomand to do this, because its peaceful there , they are comfortable, with shady gardens and never the less a view is great.

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  • Secovlje

    From the Secovlje pans, you can admire Bernardin and Beli Kriz on the top of the hill.. When it's a high visibility you can enjoy the magnificent view, Bernardin is a hotel settlement, with mostly expensive hotels in the left hand side of Portoroz (if you look from Secovlje)

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    There is one more useful thing in the Secovlje salt pans - the mud. A healthy mud named "fango". The whole body has to be spread with fango, till it dry up. You have to revise this process several times for the best results.

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    The Secovlje salt pansare the largest coastal wetlands, and at the same time the most important Slovenian locality from the ornithological point of view.

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    Secovlje lies very close to the river Dragonja and the border beetwen Slovenia and Croatia. Dragonja valley, a wonderful Karst landscape, is known upon the fruit plantations, plantations of olive trees and vineyards. This is the country of "Refosk" wine

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  • Secovlje Salt Pans

    On the way to Secovlje - if you enlarge the photo, you'll see the salt pans in the background. This is not the only sight in the area. As I've already said, you can visit the town Piran. It's actually "A must"

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  • Secovlje Salt Pans

    Another salter's house.Downstairs, they kept tools, needed with their work and upstairs, they lived their far from easy life.

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  • Secovlje Salt Pans

    Many years back, salters lived in these humble houses for six month a year. From April till August when sat is harvested.Women carried fresh water in a wooden pails on the heads.

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  • Secovlje Salt Pans

    100 years ago, people who worked here, lived in a houses like these ones on the photo. It was a really hard work, as you can see in the Museum, placed in two restored salters' houses.

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  • Secovlje Salt Pans

    The salt fields consists of basins of different evaporation grades and crystalization basins, where salt is harvested during the summer.

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  • Secovlje Salt Pans

    The Secovlje salt pans are today the largest coastal marsh wetlands and at the same time the most important Slovenian locality from the ornithological point of view.

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  • Secovlje Salt Pans

    This area is widely known for its salt pans, which through centuries contributed to economic development of our parts. The salt works as an economic activity still exist nowadays on.

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  • Portoroz

    Slovene coastline is 46 km long, and Portoros - the town of roses. is mostly a hotel's setlement. Close to Portoros is an old town Piran, highly recommended to visit it.

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  • The garden of cacti in Seca

    They have got about 1600 sorts of cactis. One of them already overgrows the roof of the greenhouse. And if you like any of the cacti you can also buy it.

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  • The garden of cacti in Seca

    The owners of this garden of cacti are very kind. They explain us, the way of growing these amazing plants. Some of them are very old. It takes years and years to became as big as these ones in the photo.

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  • The garden of cacti in Seca

    Near the Regional park Secovlje Salt Pans is situated the garden of cacti.You can admire a wide variety of cacti and tropical plants there.

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  • Crni Kal Viadukt

    This new Viaduct will make driving to the seaside much shorter. With plexiglas on both side of parapet will make a great panoramic wiev upon scenic landscape.

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Secovlje Shopping

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    by picek Written Nov 23, 2010

    The park has its own souvenir shop where they sell park related items and products. It's based in former guard station, Caserma, now turned into small shop. Friendly staff can help you with choice, but no doubt there're nice things to buy. It all depends on your budget or how much you're willing to spend.

    What to buy: Books with salt fields themes can be above 50 Euro - variety of them to buy, depends whether your interest lay within photography or science.
    Buttons - on the pic - had some lovely motives and I couldn't resist to buy few of them. Towels, t-shirts, cooking clothes and cotton bags, mugs and soaps, notebooks all make it nice and useful present or souvenir.

    Their best seller, however, is their salt: salt from their salt fields, basically hand produced in traditional way in one of the last remaining fields by the Northern Adriatic sea. Good choice if you take some with you and very special gift.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Eco-Tourism

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