Izola, a somewhat scruffy fishing port 7km southwest of Koper, is the poor relation among the historical towns on the Slovenian coast, especially genteel Piran. As a result, it is often bypassed by foreign visitors. But Izola does have a certain Venetian charm, a few narrow old streets, and some nice waterfront bars and restaurants where you might tarry.
Almost everything of a practical nature is located around central Trg Republike. Buses stop in front of the Bela Skale travel agency at Cankarjev drevored 2 on the square’s southeastern edge. To reach the Old Town and its main square, Veliki trg, walk north along Sončno nabrežje, the waterfront promenade.