Piran, Slovenia

Piran is the most popular town and municipality in southwestern Slovenia, on the Adriatic coast along the Gulf of Piran. The town resembles a large open-air museum, with medieval architecture and a rich cultural heritage. Narrow streets and compact houses give the town its special charm.

Attractions in Piran include the remains of the 15th century town walls, the Maritime Museum, the Town Hall and Court House and the Baroque Cistern that was used in the 18th century to store the town's water. On a ridge above the sea is the Renaissance and Baroque Church of St George boasting beautiful frescoes and marble altars, a free standing bell tower and an octagonal Baptistry dating from the 17th century.

Things to See & Do

* Tartinijev trg, the beautiful oval-shaped main square
* Church of St George
* Venetian House
* Town Hall & Court House
* Maritime Museum

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – Slovenian, Italian
Land Area – 44.6 km²
Population – 16,700 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 386

Port Location – The port of Piran is located in the small harbor at the centre of the town of Piran.

Travel Links – The nearest airport is in Trieste, about 90 minutes away by coach. Trieste is served by Ryanair, from London, among others.

There is no train service to Piran. Frequent buses connect to the nearby coastal towns of Izola and Koper, and there is a free shuttle service to the adjacent resort of Portoroz. From Ljubljana, there are buses roughly hourly, taking 2-2.5 hours for the journey depending on route.

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