Portorož is Slovenia's best known coastal resort. It has a very long tradition. Back in the 13th century, Benedictine monks in St. Lawrence's Monastery provided health treatments using sea water, saline solutions, algae and salt mud.
Today Portorož is a vibrant seaside resort offering a choice of elegant hotels, restaurants and thermal spas, a marina, a casino and a packed programme of cultural and entertainment events.
At the nearby Museum of Salt-Making, set in the authentic surroundings of the Sečovlje Salina, a designated nature reserve where salt is still harvested, visitors can learn about a traditional 14th century salt production method and the history of the place. The Museum is located in the middle of an abandoned part of the salt pans of Sečovlje, protected also for being a nesting habitat for as many as 253 different bird species.