Take in the authentic Venetian and Slovenian architecture by wandering round the narrow, paved streets and twisting, cobbled alleways that enter into hidden courtyards and out into the fantastic Tartini Square.
The ferry pier is located opposite Tartini Square, in the centre of town. Several boat companies sell boat trips to Venice, a 3-hour journey away. You can also jump on a catamaran to Venice from the Izola marina.
The nearest station is in Koper - buses from Piran can take you here. From Koper you can board trains to Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana - that leave 5 times a day - that get to the city in around 2 hours and 30 minutes.
There are regular buses running between Piran, Portorož, Koper and neighbouring Croatian villages that leave every half an hour. If you want to sit back and admire the scenery, a bus to Lucija, that takes you on the scenic coastal route, leaves every 10-15 minutes. The bus station is located at the gateway to the old town.
|Festival ||Month |
|Days of Tartini Festival ||Mid April to early May |
|Dance Festival Piran ||Late June |
|Marinada ||Mid May |
|Olive and Chard Festival ||Mid May |
|Artichoke Festival ||Late May |
|Children's Festival ||Early to late July |
|Wine and Garlic Festival ||Early July |
|MIFF Folklore Festival ||Early July |
|Festival "Sete Sois Sete Luas" ||Mid July |
|Piran Music Evenings ||Throughout July and August |
|Summer Festival Piran ||Early to mid August |
|Tartini Festival ||Late August to early September |
This gorgeous seaside town offers the delights of Slovenian cooking at almost every turn, as well as a combination of Italian and Mediterranean classics – and of course, seafood features big on the menus. A lot of Piran’s restaurants reside on the seafront promenade (so great views are guaranteed) but you’ll also find some gems hidden in the backstreets, too.
With two locations only steps away from each other on Piran’s waterfront, Pavel & Pavel is an extremely popular family-run seafood restaurant serving up an array of platters for reasonable prices.
The last in a long line of seafront fish restaurants, Riva has sophisticated décor and the menu has a diverse offering of Balkan dishes as well as Italian favourites. It’s also said to be a lot cheaper than other eateries in the area.
Nestled in the harbour is Pirat, an intimate family-friendly restaurant with very tasty food and a great indoor fish tank. The staff are attentive and the owner is known to come and have a few laughs with you.
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Why not try a twin centre combining 7 nights in Piran, at the Vila Piranesi, with a stay at the Hotel Kompas, in the picturesque mountain resort of Kranjska Gora? If combining a mountain and coastal resort, your flights must be via Ljubljana and your coastal resort should be your first stay.
Give us a call to plan your perfect trip or browse our pre-chosen combinations on our twin-centre holidays page.
Transfer to your second centre is usually by coach or minibus and may be via the airport.