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Piran

 piran

 

Car Rental Destination

You will hardly find a soul that doesn't like Piran. An ancient Slovenian coastal town with a picturesque old city centre defined by the some of the most original examples of coastal architecture. It's an ideal place to visit. Not being more than a good hour drive away from Ljubljana, Piran is a perfect car rental destination.

 

Things to see

Much in Piran revolves around the main Tartini square, where the statue of famous composer Giuseppe Tartini stands, not far away from his house of birth.

 

The most dominant feature is the St. George's Cathedral. Situated right above the Tartini square it discloses the shape of the town and the peninsula. It was probably built in the 12th century.

 

Another dominant structure, the city wall is even older. The oldest part was probably ready by the 7th century and it was constantly expanding until the 16th century along with the expansion of the city. Some of the parts were renovated and can be visited.

 

You can easily find a spot to relax on the beach in Piran, even take a few swims, but if you have few hours to spare and you like hiking, we definitely recommend following one of the best trails in the country.

 

The hike

Much of it follows the coast and offers exceptional views. It will also take you through two major neighbouring towns, first being Strunjan, where you can visit the cliffs and salt pans. From there you can follow an old railway route to Portoroz.

 

The rails are long gone, but the most interesting part, a tunnel is still operational for hikers and bikers and it significantly shortens the distance. Once in Portoroz, you can head back to Piran along the coast.

 

The trail demands, at least, a moderate physical fitness, but there are plenty of public beaches along the way, also a few restaurants to regain energy.

 

Distances 

Ljubljana Office 120 km 1h 20 min
Ljubljana Airport Office 142 km 1h 30 min
Maribor Office 248 km 2h 30 min
Koper Office 19 km 20 min

 

 

 

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