Koper Journals

Exploring Koper, Slovenia

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A travel journal to Koper by Jodeci527

The first town square Photo, Koper, Slovenia More Photos
Quote: A recount of a day trip to the coastal city of Koper in Slovenia.

Budget Tips For Koper

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The free 'train' at the port Photo, Koper, Slovenia
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While Koper isn't a large city, a little help can still go a long way when it comes to finding your way around. There aren't many signs that are in English, seeing that the community isn't really geared for toursim. There were several things which helped to make my stay a great one regardless, and I hope that others may find them to be valuable.1. If you are arriving at the Koper Port, there is a 'little red train' which you can hop into and get a ride to several of the tourist destinations nearby. This tourist train is actually a modified vehicle which pulls along several open air cars along a set route. Riding on this train is free of charge for visitors, and is definitely a great way t...Read More

Koper Harbour

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Boats at Koper Harbour Photo, Koper, Slovenia
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After seeing how gorgeous the Adriatic Sea looked from the Old Bell Tower, Jennifer and I decided that we would walk to the harbour to see some of the boats for ourselves. Judging from the distance, we assumed that we had about a 30 minute walk ahead of us, so we happily set forth. Walking around a new city is an awesome way to meet the locals and see interesting things that you would miss if you were driving instead.The weather during October was sunny, but the brisk Autumn winds had arrived, so our jackets were buttoned all the way up, and our hands were stuck into our pockets. Being so close to the harbour, the sea breeze didn't help matters but we were determined to see the harbour for...Read More

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The Bar Scene in Koper

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Cheers! Photo, Koper, Slovenia
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If you're in the mood for something refreshing to drink while touring in Koper, there are many bars all over the town. For a such as small municipality, the number of watering holes are quite staggering. So of course, if you appreciate a brew or two, the least you can do is join in! Jennifer and I wandered about the city, after climbing all the way to the top of the Old Bell Tower. All that exercise made us rather parched, so we were looking for a nice little spot to grab a pint of local beer. The bars in Koper are kicking regardless of the time of day. When we first arrived at the city, it was only after 9 am, and loyal customers were already downing bottles of beer infront of their favou...Read More

Koper Bell Tower

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Koper Bell Tower Photo, Koper, Slovenia
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One of the more interesting attractions in Koper, Slovenia is the Old Bell Tower in Tito Square. The square itself is rather enchanting, with various buildings including the Praetorian Palace. Pigeons are literally everywhere, and ever so often a horse may trot through the square, pulling a beautiful carriage. Oh, just the regular happenings in this spectacular small coastal town.Jenn and I decided that it would be a good experience to climb the tower, so we entered the small doorway that we noticed at the bottom of the building. There was an elderly man inside who apparently was the manager/cashier on duty, and he quoted us a price of 3 euros. After handing over the cash, we were given a ...Read More

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Koper Bell Tower
Tito Square
Koper, Slovenia

Town Squares Galore

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The first town square Photo, Koper, Slovenia
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Koper is a small town on the Adriatic Coast of Europe, and it was the first port of call on my Royal Caribbean cruise. Before booking the cruise, I've never heard of this destination before, seeing that it was a very new port for the cruise line. Due to lack of reviews online and, I looked forward to exploring a relatively uncommon part of Eastern Europe.During my visit, I discovered that Koper is actually a truly picturesque town and this was mainly due to the many town squares which are scattered about a very small area. Many Western European town squares are crowded and extremely commericalized, so it was a breath of fresh air to stumble upon these spaces within a city, which were eithe...Read More

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Jodeci527

Jodeci527
Miami-Dade County, Florida