Thursday, March 5, 2015


Portorož is a coastal settlement in the Municipality of Piran in the southwestern part of Slovenia. It has been known as a health resort since the 13th century, when monks from the Monastery of Saint Lawrence treated people with brine and seawater.

Its modern development started in the late 19th century with appearance of first health resorts. In the 20th century it became one of the popular seaside resorts in Europe, along with Lido, Abbazia and Grado. Today is one of the major tourist areas.

In the centre of Portorož is located Kempinski Palace Portorož, until 2008 known as Palace Hotel, once one of the most important resorts for the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. The hotel was built upon the plans of the architect Johann Eustacchio and opened on August 1910.

Economy of the place is mainly based on tourism and gaming industry. The facilities include numerous sporting facilities, a marina and several casinos, along with many hotels and apartments. In the western part of Portorož is located a popular hotel resort Bernardin.

Portorož is famous for its spa and wellness centres. Its is an ideal location for pampering and relaxation throughout the year, even during the coldest winter months. The beach is well-maintained and we can go swimming in the warm Mediterranean sea.

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