Apartments, Houses and Chalets for Sale in Coastal–Karst Region, Adriatic Coast, Slovenia.
Cape Madona - Punta Piran, Adriatic Coast, Slovenia
About the Coastal–Karst Region
The Coastal–Karst Region of Slovenia
Predjama-Castle, Karst Region, Slovenia
Slovenia has a relatively small coastline along the shores of the Adriatic Sea. The Slovene coast is sandwiched between the Bay of Sistiana, Trieste Province in Italy and the city of Umag, Istrian Peninsula in Croatia and is a mere 46 km long. However it is an area of outstanding beauty and offers wonderful coast resorts such as Piran, Portorož and Izola.
Sunset over Piran, Adriatic Coast, Slovenia
Slovenia also has a large commercial port on this coast called Koper.
The whole region is easily reached by air via Ljubljana (Slovenia), Trieste and Venice (Italy) or Pula airport in Istria, Croatia.
Road and rail connections are also exceptionally good.
The Adriatic Coast.
Lighthouse Park Beach, Izola
Ankaran Beach, Adriatic Coast, Slovenia
Ankaran Resort, Slovenia
The Municipality of Ankaran is located near the border with Italy, less than 5 km from the Italian town of Muggia near Trieste and about 2.5 km from the Italian-Slovenian border.
In the municipality both Slovenian and Italian are official languages.
It is the northernmost of all the coastal settlements of the Slovenian Riviera and one of the last settlements in Istria before the Karst region.
In ancient times it was one of the most important routes along the Adriatic coast. The Mediterranean climate allows grape and olive cultivation.
Ankaran municipal website
Koper - Capodistria
The port of Koper, Adriatic Coast, Slovenia
Promenade, Koper, Slovenia
Koper with its historical core represents one of the most picturesque parts of the northern part of the Istrian Peninsula.
Water sports are very important; there are many regattas in the Bay of Koper and the town has built a small marina. It also organizes the Summer Festival of Primorska.
Tito square and Praetorian Palace, Koper
Koper is a unique mix of a genuine Venetian old town center and a modern part of the city. The picturesque Old Town invites for strolling through narrow alleys with beautiful architecture and lovely small restaurants, cafés, bars, antique shops and art galleries. The town is officially bilingual, speaking both Slovene and Italian.
The town’s surroundings and the countryside are exceptionally attractive: the steep rock walls by Črni Kal and Osp provide an ideal place for lovers of free climbing and the countryside features various special culinary and wine offers.
More about Koper
Koper Municipal Website and Event Calendar
Izola - Isola
Izola by Night, Adriatic Coast
Izola is a coastal town primarily known for its rich fishing tradition. Most of the tourism is concentrated on the eastern side, at the Simonov zaliv bay, where there is a seaside resort with swimming facilities, hotels and restaurants. On the western edge of the town is the marina of Izola.
More about Izola
Izola Tourism Website and Event Calendar
Fishermans harbor, Izola, Adriatic Coast
Piran - Pirano
Piran peninsula, Adriatic Coast
Piran waterfront, Adriatic Coast
The old seaport of Piran lies at the end of the Piran peninsula; it was surrounded by walls during the Middle Ages (200 meters of the city walls are still preserved).
Piran has preserved its medieval layout with narrow streets and compact houses. Steps ascend from the coastal lowland into the hills and give the whole area that typical Mediterranean look. The whole town is protected as a cultural and historical monument.
Piran from above, Adriatic Coast
Today Piran is an administrative and supply center for the region as well as an important coastal tourist resort with hotels, restaurants, B&Bs and vacation rentals.
The town also houses the Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum, an aquarium, cultural institutions and is host to a number of special events.
Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum.
Portorož and Piran website
Portorož - Portorose
Portorož Marina, Adriatic Coast
Portorož waterfront, Adriatic Coast
Portorož, (known as well as Portorose in Italian, literally meaning "Port of Roses") is a tourist town with the longest tourist tradition in Slovenia.
As a "tourist town" one will be able to find comfortable hotels, modern swimming pools, restaurants and a multitude of events.
It is a popular conference center – it as various conference and meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 1500 visitors.
The Kempinski in Portorož
Portorož has a casino, a sport airport and a marina.
Portorož is a town visited by tourists from all over Europe as well as countries further afield. It is an internationally known holiday center and climatic health seaside resort.
More about Portorož
Portorož and Piran website
Slovenia's Adriatic Coast
Postojna Cave, Karst
Inland the countryside is known as Karst. This is a “limestone pavement” with very porous limestone rocks resulting in many cave formations.
The Karst Caves
Škocjan Caves - of Indiana Jones fame
This is the region of the most famous caves in Slovenia:
- the Postojna Cave which is the most visited cave in Europe,
- the Škocjan Caves, listed in the world natural heritage at Unesco,
- the Križna jama Cave with its underground lakes,
- the oldest tourist cave Vilenica near Lokev
- and all the caves connected with the Postojna Cave –
- the Pivka Cave,
- the Črna jama Cave,
- the Planinska jama Cave,
- the Otoška jama Cave,
- the Cave under Predjama Castle
- and others.
Križna jama Cave
Križna jama Cave
Food & Wine
Refošk - wine of Karst Wine Region
Vineyards in the Karst Wine Region
The region produces many great wines including the remarkable Refošk. A deep coloured rich red wine which has become increasingly popular.
Other good wines include Merlot, Malvasia, Teran and others.
The Karst Wine Road (see website) connects dozens of small family-owned producers; pick up maps and brochures from local tourist information centres.
The village of Štanjel
Typical wine cellar - "hrami"
There are charming villages and back roads to explore – a favourite destination is the ancient fortified village of Štanjel (total population: 370; see well maintained website), with its own castle and some lovely gardens just outside the walls.
Another famous product of this region is white truffles.
Lipizzaner horses of Lipica
The internationally famous Lipizzana horses emanated from Lipica in Slovenia and are known mostly from their use in the famous riding school in Vienna.
Please browse through our property listings for this lovely part of Slovenia and contact us about anything of interest to you.