Slovenia, Koper Guide (B): Koper - Mediterranean Town and Hidden Beach
The town of Koper in Slovenia is rarely on anyone's itinerary. Initially, it wasn't on ours either. It was supposed to be simply the first point of entry into the country. Although it is not as spectacular as the neighboring Piran (a must see when visiting Slovenia - it has the vibe and the beauty of the extremely famous Dubrovnik), Koper still boasts the Mediterranean charm and the tiny Old Town covered with red brick roofs is similar to other towns along the Adriatic coast. Near Koper, we also found a little, secluded wild beach shielded by a large white cliff - it's completely off the beaten path and visited by locals only. What a nice surprise it was after the whole day of visiting!
Slovenia is slowly getting more and more popular due to the beautiful Alpine town of Bled, which boasts the lone island with a majestic monastery right in the middle of the blue lake bearing the same name.
From what I've heard, most of the travelers in Slovenia arrive in Bled by train from the capital - Ljubljana and therefore they skip the beautiful, although short, Slovenian coast on the Mediterranean sea. If you travel from the mainland Europe, this makes sense, but if you want to visit Slovenia and go down the countries on the Balkan peninsula, the cheapest way to reach Slovenia is through the Mediterranean town of Koper - coming from Italy. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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