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Piran Travel Guide


Located on the gulf named for the town, Piran owns a lucky piece of Slovenian coastline on the Istrian Peninsula. Lucky because of its location, Piran is blessed with beauty, location, climate, and history. This wonderful destination is a comingling of the Slavic world, the high peaks of the Alps, and the pleasant Mediterranean in a single place, with an official bilingual nature. Taking its name from the Greek Pyrranos, meaning red, Piran reflects the etymology of the reddish flysch stones of its sedimentary rock. Pre-Roman Illyrian tribes were the first residents, roaming about the region as hunters, fishermen, and farmers, and perhaps a few pirates. Part of the Roman Empire in 187 B.C., the town was fortified with a strategic circular wall to reinforce its defense. Today, walking the wall, it is more common to hear the music from electronic clubs, the buzz of busy restaurants, and the conversation of those out enjoying a stroll through the streets on one of the town’s signature musical evenings.



Where is Piran?

Piran is a town in southwestern Slovenia on the Gulf of Piran on the Adriatic with a population of about 4,000.



Piran Tourist Board

Tartinijev trg 2, Piran
+386 5 673 44 40


Attractions and Activities in Piran

1. Town Walls: Built between the 7th century the 16th; northern part is still completely accessible
2. City Gates: Piran is known for its eight city gates built during the Middle Ages
3. Franciscan Monastery: Building started in 1301; beautiful stage for musical events
4. Tartini Square: Colorful main city square named after famous composer and violinist
5. Church of St. Trinity: Charming church constructed to repel Turkish attacks of the 16th century 
6. Medieval Artwork: St.Trinity Church protects frescoes painted by de Castua
7. Secovlje Salina Nature Park: Largest coastal wetlands with at least 288 bird species
8. Cape Madona: Natural monument at Piran town core; rocks and monoliths under the sea
9. Church of St. Mary of the Snows: Smaller church dating to 1404 with fantastic medieval paintings
10. Musical Evenings of Piran: Traditionally take place every summer in by St. Francis Church 


Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes in Piran

1. Restaurant Neptun: Mediterranean cuisine; Zupanciceva 7, Piran; http://piranisin.com 
2. Konoba Kantina: Slovenian cuisine; Prvomajski trg 10, Piran; http://piranisin.com 
3. Restaurant Pirat: Slovenian cuisine; Zupanciceva 26, Piran; http://www.pirat-piran.si 
4. Gostilna Park: Yugoslavian cuisine; Zupanciceva 21, Piran; http://poi.si 
5. Casa Nostromo: Istrian cuisine; Tomsiceva ulica 24, Piran; www.piranisin.com 


Hotels and Accommodations in Piran

1. Hotel Piran: Beautiful hotel; 4-star; $$; Stjenkova ulica 1, Piran; www.hotel-piran.si 
2. Hotel Barbara Fiesa: Nice hotel; 3-star; $; Fiesa 68, Piran; www.hotelbarbarafiesa.com 
3. Hotel Tartini: Nice hotel; 3-star; $; Tartinijev trg 15, Piran; www.hotel-tartini-piran.com/en 
4. PachaMama: Guesthouse; 2-star; $; Trubarjeva 8, Piran; www.hostelworld.com 
5. Miracolo di Mare: Bed & Breakfast; 2-star; $; Tomsiceva 23, Piran; www.miracolodimare.si 

Camps near Piran

Autocamp Fiesa: Nice beaches and great camp; 3-star; Fiesa 57b, Piran; www.avtokampi.si

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Toni Krasnic

I'm the founder of the Adriatic Tourism & Real Estate Group, author of the Adriatic Road Trip Travel Guide, and author of this blog.

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