Of the three medieval towns on the Slovenian coast - Koper, Izola and Piran - the picturesque little town of Piran with its Venetian design and a distinctive Mediterranean feel is the most beautiful.
Its most impressive sights are the Cathedral of St. George, built in the 12th century, and the Tartinijev trg square, named after the famous Piran-born Italian composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini.
A view from the hillock above Piran reveals the town's unique roofscape of slanted roofs and characteristic stone chimneys, numerous terraces, small squares and secluded gardens. Other distinctive features are the town wall on top of the hillock and several small churches and villas. Piran has a maritime museum and an aquarium. Seafront restaurants offer a large variety of seafood.