Our ship docked in Koper but we wanted to visit the tiny town of Piran. As soon as we disembarked we hopped on a bus and headed to Piran. It’s located on the tip of the peninsula that makes up Slovenia’s small coastline. The bus dropped us off at the town’s marina and from there we walked to the old town.
Tartini Square is the main square in the old town. I loved the clock tower and the Italian style buildings.
The Church of St. George is quite pretty and the views over the Bay of Trieste are lovely.
From the church we walked up the hill to the medieval walls. These walls were built in the 15th century to protect the town from Turkish invaders. There’s a small entrance fee and it’s worth it for the views.
We meandered around the old town admiring all the narrow alleyways and colourful buildings.
We took the bus back to Koper and still had plenty of time to walk around. Koper has a pretty medieval old town. We enjoyed the maze of narrow streets and window shopping as we strolled by all the shops.
After walking around we took in a little happy hour before returning to the ship.
We really enjoyed visiting the pretty towns of Piran and Koper along Slovenia’s Istrian coast!
Where we stayed: Holland America-MS Koningsdam-Mozart Deck 👍