Portorož (Italian: Portorose, literally "Port of Roses"), is an Adriatic - Mediterranean coast settlement in the Municipality of Piran in south-west of Slovenia. Its modern development began in the late 19th century with appearance of first health resorts. In the early 20th century it became one of the grandest seaside resorts in Central Europe, along with Opatija, Lido and Grado, then as part of the Austrian Littoral. It is now one of the country's major tourist areas. Located in the centre is the Hotel Palace, once one of the most important resorts for the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, and currently one of the finest hotels between Venice and Dubrovnik.
Portorož has a small international airport , used by charter flights and general aviation. Trieste (Trst) in Italy is about 30 minutes away by car (Trieste Airport is however in Ronchi, near Gorizia, 60 min away), while the distance to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana is about 1-1.5 hours (120 km).
All buses to or from Piran stop in Portorož along the way.
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- Kempinski Palace. Five star hotel built in 1910 and reopened in 2008. A tourist attraction by itself.
A free shuttle bus links Portorož to nearby Piran, a beautifully preserved gem of a Venetian city.