I was already in Slovenia in Maribor and looking forward to meet my friends in Koper. This city located on the short Slovenian Adriatic coast was a place that i visit once in 2011 but haven’t spend much time than. Contact my friend and arrange with him a lift for Koper.
Because there was no train or bus after 5pm to go to Koper we decide that is should use car share option to get to 232km away Koper. Driver was contact and waiting for me at the Maribor train station. Young man name Marcel was driving the car and 3 other students were also in the car.
This way of traveling seems like very popular in Slovenia and to be honest was very cheap- 10euro each. After 2,5 hours of driving on the really nice highway we reach Koper . Was night but still was able to see a bit and i was really looking forward to explore the city next day.
My best friend come to pick me up from the bus terminal and take me to his home. House was bit outside of Koper but the view was outstanding. Next day when i wake up i have chance to see the hills, and forest around .After the breakfast my friends decide to take me to Koper on the beach. Small city on outskirt of Koper have some lovely beaches .
I decide to enter in the water, was not so cold and very clean. Swimming was refreshing and so nice. From there we decide to go on coffee in nice restaurant near by. From what i saw was restaurant quite popular among the tourists. I order nice dark slovenian beer and enjoy in the fantastic atmosphere and the sea. We end up the day with going to the hills to have a nice view on the sea.
Next day i was slowly prepare to go to Ljubljana but before that we decide to travel around the coast a bit. Koper is so close to Trieste and the border with Italy so you can see many signs on Italian, Slovenian language. Near the border point was another lovely beach with a big park so we stay there and relax a bit.
Portoroz we visit the same day before we went back to have a lunch. Another lovely city not far from place where i been and is one of the mondem places , more expensive than Koper and more foreigners you can see there. From what i saw beaches are same organize as Koper.
46 km is the adriatic sea coast long in Slovenia but one of the most picturesque coast i ever see.This city impress me once again and definitely ill be back to the city again. Is wonderful place where you can enjoy all year long… I was in October and temperature was 20-24 at day and 10-14 t night. In summer is bit higher and is around 30 degrees.
Koper is very well connected with Italy so you can make a combination with daily visits of Trieste or even Venice. Its located on Istra so Pula and Rijeka are also near and can be visit in one day .
I highly recommend Koper not just because is on the sea but because is near to Triglav national park as well, where you can enjoy in wonderful nature and hikes.