Koper, one of the oldest cities in Slovenia, has developed from a rocky island into an important tourist destination. Together with its hinterland, it offers great opportunities to discover the characteristics.
Experience Koper and Hrastovlje with the combined ticket.
Visitors can now discover the heart of the city centre of Koper with the purchase of a “combined ticket”. The ticket includes a visit to the renowned city hall – the Praetorian Palace, the magnificent Tito Square and one of the biggest cathedrals in Slovenia, the Cathedral of St. Mary’s Assumption. Experienced guides will present the rich history, geographical features and other interesting facts connected to this friendly Mediterranean city. A visit to the city tower, the highest building of the former island, will astonish everyone with its beautiful panorama over the city and its surroundings.
To upgrade the city experience, visitors are invited to discover the authentic Istrian hinterland where a number of small villages are hidden. Among them is Hrastovlje. A trip to this unique village under the Karst edge can become a real experience. The combined ticket offers guided visits of the village with a presentation of historical, natural and cultural features of the area, visits to the galleries of Jože Pohlen and Viktor Snoj and a visit to the church of the Holy Trinity. Being the only church in Slovenia completely painted with frescos, it is a real jewel among the monuments of Istria. The discovery of the village will not end there as there are two additional experiences ahead. The choice ranges from a visit and tasting at the Trček farm, tastings of its meat delights store, Restaurant Švab, Tourist Farm Škrgat or a visit the collection of old objects and weapons at Grozdan Pohlen. With the purchase of the combined ticket, visitors also receive a postcard of Hrastovlje to remember the charming village.
Welcome to Koper, welcome to Hrastovlje, welcome to Slovenian Istria!
Summer events in Koper
• 5 July: Fešta Kalamarov (Kalamari Festival)
Pleasant atmosphere, a full plate of squid, local wines, sunset by the sea and Mediterranean music. This is Fešta Kalamarov.
• 4 – 10 September: EuroBasket 2013
Koper is one of the host cities of the European Basketball Championship, EuroBasket 2013. The Bonifika Hall will be the venue for the Group D preliminary matches (Finland, Greece, Russia, Italy, Sweden and Turkey).
• 21 – 22 September: Sweet Istria 2013
For an entire weekend the streets of Koper will be transformed into the biggest venue of deserts and sweet products in Slovenia. Tastings, workshops, lectures and a children’s programme will diversify the rich festival programme.