We had originally planned on spending time along Croatia’s coast, but with COVID closures that was not to be.
That ended up being a good thing though, or we would have totally missed Slovenia’s small amount of coastline!
From the moment we left Lake Bled and headed southwest on the car train, the landscape became less mountainous and more Mediterranean. Through the mountain wine village of Smartno down to the seaside village of Koper, the trip is a constant stream of beautiful thrown at you.
Only a few small towns dotted along the coast, and Piran is the most picturesque of them all.
We were lucky enough to score an apartment right out on the point, and if we leaned way out one of the windows we could see the sea.
Our favorite times in any town are late at night when everything is lit up, and early in the morning before the city wakes up and the tourists arrive.
Piran pleases on both counts – sleepy little quiet alleys and amazing Mediterranean sunsets. Beautiful lights and a maze of tight corridors.
I spent an hour just floating in the crystal clear salty water, just enjoying the seaside – knowing full well that this would probably be the last salt water we would be seeing for a while. Carpe diem!
An aerial view of the point of Piran.
Make a Point
Piran is Classic Mediterranean seaside.
Watching the Traffic
Colette enjoys a Mediterranean sunset as a catamaran slowly cruises past.
Light It Up
Lighthouse? Lookout Tower? Either way, it’s very photogenic!
Watching the moon rise over the mainland
The happening strip viewed from the Pier of Piran.
The central square in front of the small Piran harbor.
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