Swimming and sunbathing Relaxation and rest Coastal climate and air Walks at sunset Exploration of the
coastal towns Fun in Portoroz Culture and Arts Recreation Fishing Casinos Massage Sightseeing Seashore Trips with boats at sea Music and dance Trips to the coast or
abroad Open space imagination
Piran belongs with its sub-mediterranean climate
among the warmest areas of Slovenia. There are many sunny
days. The yearly average of the them amounts to 2346 hours.
The precipitations are scarce and range between 1000 and
1100 mm per year. The mild winters with temperatures very
rarely below zero are characteristic, as well as not too hot
summers. Due to that the visitors not able to support the
severe heat of the southern parts of Mediterranean in summer,
are the most frequent guests.
Portorož, literally "Port of Roses", is a coastal town in
Slovenia and one of the country's largest tourist areas.
Portorož belongs to the coastal municipality of Piran, located
in the southwest of the Gulf of Trieste (at the northern-most
point of the Adriatic Sea) between the boundaries of Italy to
the North and Croatia to the south. The municipality is not so
well protected against bora wind, as is near city of Trieste.
Thanks to that, Portorose is about 2 degrees cooler on average,
with especially colder nights. Surprisingly, the number of day
with temperatures below zero is strikingly high - 45, if you
compare it with Trieste - Barcola (only 12 per a year).
Otherwise, Portorose is slightly drier and has warmer days
during the year. It's a quite sunny place with an average 2334
hours of sunshine.
Portorož is home to a marina, casino, and numerous sporting
facilities. There is also Portorož International Airport in
nearby village Sečovlje.
Portorož was host to the International Physics Olympiad in
1985 and to the European Universities Debating Championships
It is the host of the new Euro-Mediterranean University, that was inaugurated on Monday 9 June 2008, in collaboration
with universities of the EU, the Middle-East and North Africa
(the EU States and the Euro-Mediterranean Basin, from to
Turkey to Morocco and including Israel), by Janez Janša, Prime
Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, José Manuel Barroso,
President of the European Commission, Amr Moussa, Secretary
General of the Arab League, and Hans-Gert Pöttering, President
of the European Parliament. This university will be fully
operational for its first academic year in 2009.
Portorož hosts annual Festival of Slovenian Film (Festival
slovenskega filma) with Vesna awards for best festival
achievements. The city also hosts (since 1961) a biennial of
contemporary art, the International Sculpture Symposium Forma
Viva, where artists come to create a work before the public.
The works were created together in a sculpture park in the
hamlet of Seca (free access).