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Portorož (Italian: Portorose) is a town in the Coast and Karst region of Slovenia.


Resort hotels in Portorož

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 one of the finest hotels between Venice and Dubrovnik.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

See also: Coast and Karst#Get in

Portorož has its own international airport, 1 Portoroz Airport Portorož Airport on Wikipedia (POW IATA), which is the smallest of the 3 international airports in Slovenia. It has limited capacity and few international flights, however, it is used for charter flights and general aviation.

By bus[edit]

All buses to or from Piran stop in Portorož along the way.

A travel planner for buses is available at

Get around[edit]

City bus is connecting Portorož with Piran, Bernardin and Lucija every 15 minutes or longer.


  • 1 Forma viva. An open sculpture park 2.5 km south of Portoroz center past the marina, mainly located on the small peninsula Seča with beautiful views of the sea; this is one of four 'forma viva' (*living form*) sculpture parks and themed for stone sculptures. It is administered by Obalne galerije Portorož.




  • 1 Rizibizi, Vilfanova 10 (Follow Obala road toward Piran, when it goes uphill turn right.), +386 5 99 35 320. 12:00-23:00.



  • Kempinski Palace. Five-star hotel built in 1910 and reopened in 2008. A tourist attraction by itself.
  • 1 Hotel Vile Park, Obala 2 (On the road between Piran and Portoroz), +386 5 695 30 00. Hotel with access to spa/swimming pool. Somewhat outside Portoroz center in walking distance.

Go next[edit]

  • Piran. A bus links Portorož to nearby Piran, a beautifully preserved gem of a Venetian city.
  • Trieste is the nearest larger city.
  • Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia and a two-hour bus drive from Portoroz
  • Venice can be reached by boat or bus.

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