Monday, July 9, 2012

Portorož, Slovenia

Over the July Czech holidays I went with Miran and Kamila down to Slovenia for a little beach time.  Portorož is the "Port of Roses".  It is located at the northern-most point of the Adriatic Sea, not far from Trieste, Italy.  It's about 1.5 hours from Ljubljana.  Portorož is a small city with just over 2,900 people.

The city used to belong to Venice but it became ruled by Austria in 1797.  It remained a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of WWI in 1918.  Then it was a part of Italy.  After WWII, the town became a part of Yugoslavia.

Today, Portorož is one of the most popular tourist resort areas in Slovenia.  Trieste is only about 30 minutes away and, due to the Italian influence, many of the signs are in both Slovenian and Italian.

The marina is one of the largest along the entire Adriatic Sea.

However, for a place knows as the "Port of Roses" I sure didn't see many roses.  Just a few near the marina.

While we were there, there was a Mediterranean Folklore Festival going on and we saw dancers from France, Greece, and Turkey perform.

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