Top things to do in Izola

Top Choice Seafood in Izola

Marina Restaurant

At the Marina Hotel, this much-loved restaurant serves a stellar range of seafood (with accessible prices): fish soup, salt-crusted seabass, and lobster with pasta. Meat dishes are no slouch (pork fillet with olive …
Notable Building in Izola

Besenghi degli Ughi Palace

Izola’s most beautiful building – albeit looking a little worse for wear – is this late-baroque palazzo below the Parish Church of St Maurus. Built between 1775 and 1781, the mansion has windows and balconies adorne…
Seafood in Izola

Gostilna Bujol

A place recommended by locals (especially for its cod-fish pate, or bakalar na belo), rustic Bujol has a selection of fresh fish offered fried or grilled (the menu is only in Slovenian but staff are helpful). Mussel…
Mediterranean in Izola


Away from the seafront, Gušt is stylishly appealing indoors and out. Choose from a menu full of flavour: pizzas, homemade pasta, creative salads and tasty mains like sea-bass fillet on seasonal salad with avocado an…
Notable Building in Izola

Manzioli House

The Venetian Gothic Manzioli House was built in 1470 and was the residence of an Istrian chronicler in the 16th century. Today it houses the bureau looking after the interests of the communità italiana (Italian comm…
Wine Bar in Izola

Manzioli Wine Bar

This rather lovely stone-walled wine bar, inside a Venetian Gothic mansion, serves fabulous regional wines, accompanied by enticing boards of cheeses and cured meats. Tables spill out onto the street in summer.
Church in Izola

Parish Church of St Maurus

This renovated, salmon-coloured, 16th-century church and its detached bell tower are on the hill above the town. The views are the main reason to climb up here, but take a peek inside if it's open.
Bar in Izola


With a cafe ambience by day, and cool background music and cocktails by night, Hangar is a terrific place for a drink. They pride themselves on their bottled beers from around the world.
Notable Building in Izola

Municipal Palace

On Veliki trg is the Municipal Palace, which now houses offices of the local council. It was built in Gothic style in 1325; but the present baroque facade is from the 17th century.
Seafood in Izola

Gostilna Sidro

Fresh fish and all manner of seafood overlooking Izola's harbour. Friendly service. A price–quality ratio other seaside restaurants along this coast would do well to mimic. Bliss.