Sunday, August 16, 2015

Portoroz Travel Guide

Like many of its neighbors, Portoroz, the Port of Roses, was first populated by prehistoric Illyrian tribes. The Roman Empire established farms and villas in the villa rustica style. The town later established a trade treaty with Venice, and welcomed the Benedictines in the 12th century with the raising of the Church of St. Marie Rosary in the 13th century. The St. Laurence monastery was later established as a health destination, where monks healed rheumatic illness and other diseases with a combination of concentrated salt water and healing mud. The Venetian Republic was followed by the influence of the Austrian Empire, a brief period as a free territory of Trieste, then Yugoslavian control. Today, tourism, gaming, casinos, and a tourist complex offering pleasant diversions draw crowds to this Slovenian Garden of Eden.

Where is Portoroz?

Portoroz is a town on the Adriatic coast of southwestern Slovenia with a population of around 3,000.

Portoroz Tourist Board

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Obala 16, Portoroz
+386 5 674 22 20

Attractions and Activities in Portoroz

1. Marina: One of the largest marinas in the entire Adriatic; host to international boat show
2. Beaches: Enjoy beautiful, clean, warm sea and lovely, Blue Flag, eco-friendly beaches
3. Wellness in Nature: Enjoy salt pools in nearby Secovlje
4. Church of Our Lady of the Rosary: Spiritual experience in wooded surroundings
5. Forma Viva: Unique collection of stone sculptures under the open sky in Seca
6. Explore Countryside: Enjoy exploring old stone cliff cottages high above the sea in nearby villages
7. Scuba Diving and Watersports: Scuba diving and sports for those who enjoy adventure
8. Casino Portoroz: Since 1913, the most important casino destination of the northern Adriatic region
9. Barka Regina: Experience city from the sea
10. Avdutorij Portoroz Cultural Center: Host to a number of conferences and major concerts

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Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes in Portoroz

1. Restaurant Sophia: European cuisine; Obala 45, Kempinski Palace, Portoroz; 
2. Kavarna Cacao: Desserts, coffee shop; Obala 14, Portoroz; 
3. Mignon: Cakes and other sweet delicacies; Obala 33, Portoroz; 
4. Riblja Kantina: Mediterranean cuisine; Centralni tenis stadion, Portoroz; 
5. Restaurant Rizi Bizi: Slovenian cuisine; Vilfanova 10, Portoroz; 

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Hotels and Accommodations in Portoroz

1. Grand Hotel Bernardin: Beautiful hotel; 5-star; $$; Obala 2, Portoroz; 
2. Kempinksi Palace Portoroz: Beautiful hotel; 5-star; $$; Obala 45, Portoroz; 
3. Grand Hotel Portoroz: Fun hotel; 5-star; $$;  Obala 33, Portoroz; 
4. Marina Portoroz Residence: Great residence; 4-star; $$; C. Solinarjev 8, Portoroz; 
5. Hotel Tomi: Single apartments; 3-star; $; Letoviska 1, Portoroz; 

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Camps near Portoroz

1. Autocamp Fiesa: Nice beaches and great camp; 3-star; Fiesa 57b, Piran; 
2. Camp Strunjan: Great, cozy campsite; 3-star; Strunjan 23, Portoroz; 
3. Camp Lucija: Lovely camp; 3-star; Seca 204, Portoroz; 

Google Map of Recommendations for Portoroz

See ART Google Map for additional recommendations of places to see and things to do in Portoroz.

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