Top things to do

Top Choice Square in Piran

Tartinijev Trg

The much-photographed, pastel-toned Tartinijev trg is a marble-paved square (oval-shaped, really) that was the inner harbour until it was filled in 1894. The statue of the nattily dressed gentleman in the centre is …
Top Choice Cathedral in Piran

Cathedral of St George

A cobbled street leads from behind the Venetian House to Piran's hilltop cathedral, baptistery and bell tower. The cathedral was built in baroque style in the early 17th century, on the site of an earlier church fro…
Top Choice Historic Building in Piran

Venetian House

One of Piran’s most eye-catching structures is the red mid-15th-century Gothic Venetian House, with its tracery windows and balcony, in the northeast of Tartinijev trg.
Top Choice Museum in Piran

Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum

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 seafaring. In the archaeological section, the 2000-year-old Roma…
Top Choice Tower in Piran

Bell Tower

The Cathedral of St George's freestanding, 46.5m bell tower, built in 1609, was clearly modelled on the campanile of San Marco in Venice and provides a fabulous backdrop to many a town photo. Its 147 rickety stairs …
Top Choice Seafood in Piran

Cantina Klet

This small wine bar sits pretty under a grapevine canopy on Trg 1 Maja. You order drinks from the bar (cheap local wine from the barrel or well-priced beers), but we especially love the self-service window (labelled…
Top Choice Bar in Piran

Café Teater

With a grand waterfront terrace and faux antique furnishings, this is where anyone who’s anyone in Piran can be found. Perfect for sundowners.
Mediterranean in Piran

La Bottega dei Sapori

An elegant, upmarket feel combines with a prime main-square location at this polished (but pricey) charmer, which cherry-picks from local, Italian and French cuisines. The menu sings with prime local produce, especi…
Seafood in Piran

Pirat

It's not the fanciest place in town but the atmosphere is top-notch and Rok and his crew do their best to ensure you have a good time. Seafood is king, from the fresh-fish carpaccio to pasta with lobster and grilled…
Seafood in Piran

Restaurant Neptune

It's no bad thing to be more popular with locals than tourists, and this family-run place hits all the buttons – a friendly welcome, big seafood platters (as well as meat dishes and salads), and a good-value daily t…