Savudrija Lighthouse

Istria's West Coast

Positioned at Croatia’s westernmost point, this elegant stone lighthouse is Istria’s oldest, built in 1818. It's not open to the public but a set of apartments within the attached keepers' cottage is available for rent (from 760KN).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Istria's West Coast attractions

1. Umag Municipal Museum

4.09 MILES

Located almost at the tip of the old-town peninsula, Umag's small but well-curated museum displays archaeological finds from the wider area dating from…

2. St Peregrine's Church

4.14 MILES

Abutting Umag's surprisingly large main square is this baroque-style church and its 33m-tall free-standing bell tower (built 1651). If the door's locked…

3. Punta Lighthouse

4.45 MILES

Punta, the historical ‘point’ of Piran, still has a lighthouse, but today’s is small and relatively modern. Attached to it, however, is the round,…

4. Church of St Clement

4.46 MILES

Just behind Punta lighthouse, the round, serrated tower of the Church of St Clement (originally built in the 13th century but altered 500 years later)…

5. Museum of Underwater Activities

4.51 MILES

One for diving enthusiasts, this museum makes much of Piran’s close association with the sea. Particularly noteworthy are all the old diving suits and…

6. Aquarium Piran

4.52 MILES

The aquarium gets mixed reviews: overall it's small and overpriced, but may be something for a rainy day.

7. Trg 1 Maja

4.52 MILES

Trg 1 Maja may sound like a socialist parade ground, but it was the centre of Piran until the Middle Ages, when it was called Stari trg (Old Square). The…

8. Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum

4.54 MILES

Located in the 19th-century Gabrielli Palace on the waterfront, this museum's focus is the sea, with plenty of salty-dog stories relating to Slovenian…