Sečovlje Salt Pans

Sečovlje Salt Pans

You can walk or bike through the Sečovlje Salt Pans. You can experience the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park (SSNP) in various ways: guidance (information centers and points, information boards, park trails), guided tours in addition to workshops in nature. Anyway, the camera is a must-have on this family trip.

Črni Kal Fortress

Črni Kal Fortress

A great idea for a family trip is the village of Črni Kal and its fortress, which has a crazy view of the whole of Trieste, the sea, the viaduct and the surrounding villages.

 

 

 

Fiesa-Piran Walking Trail

Fiesa-Piran Walking Trail

The trail goes along the sea from the camp in Fiesa to the city of Piran. The distance is short, the path has a beautiful sea view and is suitable for a pram as well as for walking toddlers. The Fiesa Bay is best known for its two picturesque meres, which were formed due to the digging of clay needed by the former brickworks.

 

 

Goče, the Oldest Slovenian Wine Village 663  

Goče, the Oldest Slovenian Wine Village

Goče, the Oldest Slovenian Wine Village

Only about two hundred souls still live in the village, but it is as picturesque and mysterious as it was a hundred or almost a thousand years ago. Hidden at the crossroads between the valleys of Kras and Vipava, it is even more beautiful than the Tuscan hills. Welcome to the village of Goče.

 

 

Kokoš Hill

Kokoš Hill

The Kokoš Hill (Hen Hill) is a 663-meter (2,175-feet) high ridge in the southeast of the Trieste-Komen Plateau on the Slovenian-Italian border that is interspersed with beautifully landscaped paths. It is easily accessible and has  undemanding terrain as well as beautiful views. 

 

 

Koper-Izola Coastal Road 774  

Koper-Izola Coastal Road

Koper-Izola Coastal Road

We have very good news for the Istra locals and other roadtrippers. The 1837 coastal road (also known as “Riva Lunga”) between the cities of Koper and Izola has been closed to traffic.

 

 

Lipica Stud Farm

Lipica Stud Farm

Lipica is the oldest European stud farm, which breeds one of the oldest cultural breeds of horses. As such, it carries an exceptional importance of cultural, historical and natural heritage for both Slovenia and Europe.

 

Moon Bay in Strunjan

Moon Bay in Strunjan

When you explore the Slovenian coast with your children, a visit to the Moon Bay is a must. This natural landmark will leave you speechless, however, it does take a little effort to climb there.

 

 

 

 

Rihemberk Castle in Branik 667

Rihemberk Castle in Branik

Rihemberk Castle in Branik

Rihemberk Castle is the most powerful and one of the oldest castles in the Primorska region, which has preserved its ancient medieval design to this day.

 

 

Seashells Dune/Bivalve Shells’ Cemetery 728  

Seashells Dune/Bivalve Shells’ Cemetery

Seashells Dune/Bivalve Shells’ Cemetery

The seashells dune in the Polje Bay between Koper and Ankaran is the only place of such kind in Slovenia. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the Port of Koper, north of the mouth of the Rižana River. 

 

Seča Trail Above the Sečovlje Salt Pans

Seča Trail Above the Sečovlje Salt Pans

We love to visit the Slovenian coastline and we discovered this trail while vacationing here. Our family was delighted to discover a lesser-known tourist destination.

 

 

 

Slap Veli Vir, Sokoliči

Slap Veli Vir, Sokoliči

If you like to roam around the Coastal-Karst region, love the smell of pine trees, but hate the crowds, a visit to the Veli Vir Waterfall in Sokoliči is the perfect choice for a nice family trip.

 

 

 

Socerb Castle

Socerb Castle

Smell the sea and indulge in the beautiful view of the Gulf of Trieste. A very nice family trip that can be extended to the nearby Lipica Stud Farm.

 

 

Strunjan Salt Pans 521  

Strunjan Salt Pans

Strunjan Salt Pans

The path goes by the sea to the salt-pan house, where we can see a wonderful collection of objects from salt-makers’ life and work. 

 

 

 

Štanjel 647  

Štanjel

Štanjel

Štanjel is one of the oldest villages in the Karst Region, known for its old village centre. It was named after the patron saint of the church, Saint Daniel.

 

 

Trstelj Hill 810  

Trstelj Hill

Trstelj Hill

Trstelj is the highest lookout hill in the Slovenian Karst. It is also the highest peak of Črni hribi Hills (Black hills), which rise above the plateau of Trieste-Komen between villages of Lipa and Opatje selo and and fall towards the Vipava Valley between the Dornberk Village and Miren Municipality.

 

 

Veli Badin - “Ears of Istria”

Veli Badin - “Ears of Istria”

 

Rock shelters of the Karst ridge of Veli Badin at Sočerga are a great natural sight of Slovenia. These walls fall steeply towards the border crossing above the village of Mlini. The erosion that is evident here is the remainder of collapsed karst caves. It is not completely clear how they were formed, but it was probably a combination of tectonic, temperature and also corrosive events.