Easily reached by bus from the train terminus in Koper, Portorož (“Port of Roses”) sprawls at the beginning of a long, tapering peninsula that projects like a lizard’s tail north into the Adriatic. Popular since the end of the nineteenth century for its mild climate and the health-inducing properties of its salty mud baths, today the resort’s big draw is high-rise hotels, glitzy casinos and buzzing nightlife. The main “beach” is just a continuation of the concrete promenade and there’s not a great deal of culture here, but the town’s modernity and vibrant bars and clubs are unrivalled on this stretch of the coast.

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10 great winter destinations in Central and Eastern Europe

10 great winter destinations in Central and Eastern Europe

Forget the plummeting temperatures and long dark nights, winter is a hugely rewarding season in which to visit Central and Eastern Europe. Frozen rivers, frosty…

28 Nov 2016 • Jonathan Bousfield insert_drive_file Article
Bee tourism in Slovenia: the travel trend with plenty of buzz

Bee tourism in Slovenia: the travel trend with plenty of buzz

You’ve probably never heard of apitourism, or even considered “bee tourism” to be a thing. But it is, and it’s a travel trend swarming all over Slovenia…

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Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

National parks are some of the world's most awe-inspiring natural places, taking in mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests (sometimes all in the same one…

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