Izola Vacation Packages
The former Roman port of Izola is a charming fishing village on Slovenia’s northern coast. A lively marina and stately Gothic church are among the highlights of the town, which overlooks the Gulf of Trieste. Once an island connected to the Istrian peninsula via a stony bridge, Izola was shaped throughout the medieval period by Roman and Venetian influences. Wander through the narrow medieval alleyways and be transported from modernity.
Visit Izola Marina to see rows of yachts and ships. Peer through the lattice of masts and rigging that stretch out from up to 700 moorings. Stroll along the lengthy pier and watch fishers at work or join a boat tour and feel the refreshing sea breeze on the Adriatic. Dine on freshly caught seafood and local wine at one of the port’s restaurants.
Relax on a sandy spot on the town’s main beach and swim in the warm waters of the gulf. Capture photos of the ocean, hemmed by the red-tiled roofs of the Izola waterfront. Amble along the streets to see art galleries and street performers. Admire the tall freestanding bell tower of the Church of St. Maur, its Venetian Gothic-style architecture standing out amid the medieval alleys.
Enter the 16th-century church to experience its serene interior and enjoy its Renaissance and Baroque touches. The church is dedicated to the town’s patron saint and features a collection of impressive works of art.
Note that both Slovene and Italian are official languages here. Izola has many sunny days, with hot summers and mild winters. It is a more affordable and less travelled alternative to some of the other towns along the coast.
The town’s nearest international airport is in Trieste, which is about a 1-hour drive south along the stunning southern Italian coast. The town is 4.1 miles (6.6 kilometers) west of Koper and 5.5 miles (8.9 kilometers) east of Piran.
Combine history, art and the seaside in your pleasant trip to Izola.
Accommodation in Izola
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