Eight days of unforgettable experiences in Koper

The town of Koper and the lush green rural areas surrounding it are a year-round, active, green Mediterranean destination offering various experiences.

We are well aware that one week is simply not enough to discover cultural and historical landmarks, stroll around olive groves and vineyards, admire unforgettable sunsets, taste excellent local cuisine, and enjoy other activities, which is why we have prepared some tips for eight days of unforgettable experiences.

The tips for spending your free time in active pursuits have been designed based on the area. In addition to landmarks and local offer, every experience includes more possibilities for sporty participants and foodies. It is entirely up to you to choose what to discover and try out. There are numerous possibilities available, and if you miss something this time around, this is just one more reason for you to come back again!

Exploring the shield of Athena

Locations: Koper town centre and its surroundings
Duration of the experience: 4–6 hours

Sightseeing tour around the most important cultural and historical landmarks of this medieval town, including the possibility of tasting local sweets, savoury snacks, wines, activities in the countryside and at the seaside.

For the active: the Koper Climbing Centre (Phone n.:+386 (0)69 682 987, E-mail: plusclimbing@gmail.com), the coastal road between Koper and Izola

Flavours in the land of Refosco

Locations: Manžan–MarezigeLopar–Truške
Duration of the experience: 5–6 hours

Visiting the green countryside, combined with wine tastings and tastings of other local products, and discovering the most beautiful vistas of these places which are mostly famous for their Refosco and other excellent wines.

  • the oldest European Refosco vineyard on Bržan Farm in Marezige (Phone n.:+386 (0)41 654 078, E-mail: info@vilijbrzan.si),
  • Kanava,
  • the descendant of the oldest grapevine in the world,
  • “Hiša od Bardinca” house in Lopar

Nestled between the Šavrini hills

Locations: Brič–Šmarje–Grintovec–Pomjan
Duration of the experience: 4–6 hours

Discovering the diverse Istrian landscape and its natural landmarks, tasting excellent wine and olive oil manufactured by local producers.

For the active: P5 The tale of Pomjan

Following the path of the most beautiful views of the Karst edge

Locations: OspSocerbČrni Kal
Duration of the experience: 2–3 hours

Exploring the places where Istria and Karst come together, enjoying unforgettable views, and pampering your palate with local food.

  • dinner with a view in the Socerb Castle restaurant (Phone n.:+386 (0)41 571 544, E-mail: gradsocerb@siol.net) or the Vovk Farmhouse in Osp (Phone n.:+386 (0)51 269 595, E-mail: info@kmetija-vovk-osp.si)

The magic of green Istria

Locations: TrsekTrebeše–Popetre
Duration of the experience: 4−5 hours

Resting in green nature, relaxing next to the water sources, and enjoying the carefully curated culinary treasures of Istria.

For the active: The Waterfall path

The stories of Istria

Locations: HrastovljeKubed
Duration of the experience: 3–4 hours

Learning about the history, experiencing world-renowned sights, and enjoying locally produced food.

Mysteries of the Istrian stone

Locations: Krkavče–Puče–Koštabona
Duration of the experience: 3–4 hours

Going back to the past, awakening the old stories and legends, and the possibility of tasting and purchasing local products and produce.

For the active: P19 Across the hills of Šavrini

From olive groves to the river

Locations: Rižana–Dekani
Duration of the experience: 2–3 hours

Retreat into nature just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the town, take a break along the river, and experience the enogastronomy of Istria.