Why choose a cruise to Koper?

Koper is a lively, modern port town with a charming medieval core. Inland from the bustling harbour front you’ll discover cobbled streets and shaded squares lined with colourful houses. From street-food markets to museums, there’s a lot to explore here.

A Koper cruise is about getting out into nature as well as soaking up local culture. Enjoy relaxing on the local beach or hire a bike and tackle the nearby cycling trails. Tucked into the countryside surrounding Koper you’ll find several secluded, unspoilt villages and vineyards.

Koper Slovenia

A guide to Koper’s hotspots

Enjoy exploring Koper’s old town, a maze of cobbled streets and wide squares. The most important of these is Tito Square, where you’ll find the Praetorian Palace with its striking Gothic facade – as well as a kiosk serving amazing gelato! Wander back down towards the harbour and you’ll discover Carpaccio Square, where street food fairs and outdoor markets are often held.

Koper is only 45 minutes’ drive from one of Slovenia’s star attractions – the Postojna Caves. This awe-inspiring cave system, full of narrow pathways and stalactite-covered caverns, is an epic 15 miles long. Tourists are encouraged to explore this unique attraction via electric train.

Only a couple of miles from the caves is Predjama Castle, the world’s largest cave castle. This impregnable 800-year-old castle has been built into the side of a cliff. Take a tour around the torture chamber and armoury of this fascinating building. You can even see a part of the huge cave underneath the castle, which houses a colony of bats.

Koper is only an hour’s drive from the elegant capital of Ljubljana, one of Europe’s greenest capitals. It’s a city of ornate bridges and outstanding architecture, with styles ranging from modern minimalism to baroque. Enjoy relaxing in the leafy parks near the serene Ljubljanica River, or having a drink in one of the cafés lining the banks.

Ljubljanica River

Cruise lines that sail to the port of Koper

Marella Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Silversea

The best time to visit Koper

Koper is a fantastic summer holiday destination. With temperatures averaging 28°C in July and August, you’re guaranteed sun.

Winters in Koper are cold, averaging 4°C, and there may be a sprinkling of snow. Even so, a Koper cruise makes for a perfect Christmas holiday, with Slovenian towns transformed by festive lights and markets. You can even see a spectacular nativity scene in the atmospheric Postojna Caves.

caves in Slovenia

Did you know?

  • The Postojna Caves are around two million years old
  • In Slovenia there’s a vineyard for every 70 people, so make sure you try a glass of fantastic wine
  • The Tartini Festival is held each August, featuring open-air chamber-music concerts.