While walking around Škocjanski zatok Nature Reserve, get to know the richness of the Mediterranean marshes, ascend to Pomjan, the highest lying village of the Šavrini hills and continue your trip along the Piran hinterland. In Tona’s house, which was once a typical Istrian home, feel the pulse of life in the countryside and revive the tradition of salt production in the Sečovlje salt pans. The memories of the trip can be captured with a photo from the picturesque Landscape Park Strunjan. The view from the cliff is absolutely stunning!
9.00 Škocjanski zatok nature reserve
Nature reserve – a paradise for many animal and plant species, where, among other things, we list as many as 259 different species of birds.
10.00 The spring of Rižana
In the immediate vicinity of the karst spring of the Rižana river, which is called Zvroček, there is a church with a wonderful picture and a statue of Mary.
The wine village with its beautiful view of the sea and the next destination on the list also boasts the first wine fountain for wine tasting in Slovenia. There are several archaeological sites
in the village.
In the highest lying village of the Šavrini hills, which was named after the apple groves (pomi), there used to be a prehistoric fortified settlement – kaštelir.
Romantic Istrian village where you can rent electric bicycles and go for a tasting of olive oil. Worth a visit are the church of St. Blaž and the Božidar Jakac Gallery.
14.30 Sv. Peter
In the village of “Šupeter”, as the locals call it, you can see an ethnographic collection, Tonina’s house, which is a typical rural farmhouse in the northwestern part of Istria from the 19th century and earlier.
15.15 Nova vas nad Dragonjo
A picturesque clustered village high on a hill of the Šavrini hills, drawn on the map of Istria in the 16th century by the cartographer and chorographer Pietro Coppo.
16.00 Sečovelje salt pans
We recommend a guided tour of the Museum of salt-making, learning about the intangible heritage of saltworks and traditional salt production in the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park.
From the Sečovlje salt pans, jump to the Strunjan salt pans – the northernmost and smallest salt pans in the Mediterranean, where salt has been extracted according to the traditional procedure for more than 700 years. End the day with a walk through the Landscape Park Strunjan, all the way to the cross, where the flysch coastal landscape combines riches and beauties, both natural and man-made over the centuries. The views of the Mesečev zaliv (Moon Bay) from the cliff will surely enchant you.
You can also go on a trip by electric bicycle or take a boat from the Sečovlje salt pans to Strunjan ordered on the WAYV app.