Highlights of the Slovenian coast in 1 day. Visit Piran, the cutest town in Slovenia and tour historical Koper. Explore Socerb castle, and the Sečovlje salt fields.
What to expect
Spend a day uncovering the scenic, cultural and historical delights of the Slovenian coast. Take in panoramic views of the Bay of Trieste from the clifftop Socerb Castle and see the famous Dance of Death fresco at Hrastovlje’s Church of the Holy Trinity. Then, wander the salt flats of Sečovlje Salina Nature Park before enjoying walking tours and free time in Piran and Koper.
The Slovenian coast is small but endearingly charming. This is the best day trip to visit the highlights of the Slovenian coast and its hinterland. You will visit Socerb castle that offers breath-taking views of the Slovenian coast and the Gulf of Trieste and since it is not known as one of the top attractions, you will enjoy the scenery undisturbed. The castle ruin is placed high up above the coastline at the very edge of the Karst Plateau and has been dominating that cliff since the Illyrian times. After a senic drive you will continue towards Soline Nature Park, to discover the ages old traditions of salt production in the natural habitat of numerous birds and other animals. The guide will take you to explore Hrastovlje, a small village in Slovenian Istria, most famous for its 12th century Church of the Holy Trinity. It is one of the most beautiful cultural monuments in Slovenia, marked by amazing 15th century frescoes, among which you can find a precious motif of the "Dance of Death". The last part of the tour is reserved for the most picturesque coastal town Piran and historical town Koper. In Piran you can walk through its narrow medieval streets wedged between beautiful houses, churches and squares and enjoy a "gelato" or a cup of coffee on the main square named after Giuseppe Tartini.