Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

South East Europe / Via Adriatica


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Corridor: Via Adriatica
Country: Slovenia, Izola, Coast and Karst region
Type: Historic Town
Epoch: Modern Times, Middle Ages
Theme: Antiquity
World Heritage:
Modern TimesMiddle AgesAntiquityHistoric Town

On the Threshold of the Mediterranean a lively tourist town on the Slovenian coast invites you. Special architecture of the ancient town core demonstrates a rich history of a town which was once an island. Fishing tradition is still present in Izola’s modern tourist offer and culinary specifics. Take a walk on one of the numerous walkways and experience Izola’s countryside. The ancient part of the town is located on an island which was inhabited already in the first century A.D. and later connected to the coast by a stone bridge. It was surrounded by town walls which were demolished in the beginning of the 19th century and the ruins were used to fill up the sea between the island and the coast. In early 13th century Izola declared independence and became a town with its own laws and authorities. In the surrounding countryside, you can taste local delicacies, olive oil, and local wines.

Slovenian Tourist Board