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Pretty, tolerant and bohemian.

Piran is in my opinion the most attractive coastal town in Slovenia and this is a place i could live in permanently.
It´s an old venetian style town with an old city center and a lively harbour.
Piran is a very venetian style town with old houses and narrow winding streets.
It's set so that the sea is facing it in almost all directions and you always have a seaview within 5 minutes walk.
The town is doing it´s best to limit car traffic and has plans to make it even more car free than it is so that people can stroll around in peace and enjoy the historical buildings without much noise and pollution.

Piran is tolerant.

Many people get the impression that the former east block in Europe is full of bigotry and nationalism when it goes sour, but Piran proves that there is more to the story than that.
The vibe is very bohemian and in october 2010 they elected a blak man as their mayor.
You didn´t expect to hear that right? :O)
His name is Peter Bossman and was born in Ghana but lived most of his life in Slovenia and is a very respected doctor there.
But i personally find it really nice that a small provincial town has enough tolerance to vote in a man like that in a country that has less than 300 balck inhabitants.
Thumbs up to Piran for that.

Not just a museum town.

Being so small and so pretty it would be inviting to think that Piran is just a museum town with a few old people and a lot of empty houses bought by foreigners, but because they have several educational institutions there such as a tourism academy and a navigation school, they have a lot of young people that makes sure the town does not fall asleep and you find many sympaphetic young educated freaks in Piran and that is just lovely isen't it :O).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful, tolerant and bohemian.
  • Cons:A little expensive.
  • In a nutshell:An absolute must if you love good life.
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    I see it's a great place in Slovenia!~ Thanks for your good story!...

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    I think I have to start thinking of visiting Slovenia for definate. Thanks for the lovely tips and warming the appetite ;-)

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Looks like a very nice place!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    Haven't been to Slovenia, but just by your photo's, this town looks lovely. I like the sound of the Boat trip, and also the walks alongside the Ocean, very nice!

  • picek's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2010 at 5:15 AM

    Good observations, well done! Certainly the nicest coastal town in Slovenia, no wonder everybody wants to live there (or at least have weekend house - it happens).

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Great that you get to take Danish tour groups to this beautiful seaside town!

  • marielexoteria's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2009 at 3:30 AM

    So this is where you've been at lately ;) Cool tips and pix. The salt fields remind me of the salt "mine" in my country. Cheers :)

  • Herwig1961's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2009 at 1:09 AM

    -I am planing to visit this area at the weekend and your tips and fotos are very helpful and interesting.Looking forward to visit this area.Thank you!

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2008 at 10:11 AM

    Piran looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  • Helenbb's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:39 PM

    wowowowow.. im the first one to comment here . :)) very pretty. i have to agree with u .


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