Our main vacation, where we stayed for a week, we spent in Portorož, Slovenia. We stayed in
Why did we go there? We have spent a few summers in Portorož, also in Opatija, and we love these towns. But recently we always go to Portorož, because we just love Hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož *****. Oh, we also visited the other Kempinski hotel nearby, Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria Croatia *****, but in my opinion, I would prefer Kempinski Palace Portorož *****, because it is in the centre of the town and there is a lot going on, restaurants, nightlife etc., when Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria Croatia ***** is quite isolated from everything, you have to have a car in that hotel, you cannot really walk anywhere. There are golf facilities though…
Vacation in Portorož was great, basically we just sunbathed and ate. 🙂 In that vacation our brother and his friends were on their own Eurotrip and they happened to be in Slovenia as well. Of course they came to Portorož and we had really much fun with them. 🙂
Portorož is an urban coastal settlement in the Municipality of Piran in southwestern Slovenia. Its modern development began in the late 19th century with appearance of first health resorts. In the early 20th century it became one of the grandest seaside resorts in Europe, along with Abbazia, Lido and Grado, then as part of the Austrian Littoral. It is now a major gambling centre and one of the country’s largest tourist areas. Located in the centre is the Hotel Palace, once one of the most important resorts for the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, and currently one of the finest hotels between Venice and Dubrovnik.
One evening we wanted to go to eat somewhere outside of the hotel. So we went to a restaurant that is just across our hotel. At first we didn´t see it, but when we got to the beach, we saw that there is this really cool place and of course we went inside. We met the owner of the place and he told that they just opened the restaurant/lounge/bar. He told that the chef is from Ljubljana and one of the best ones in the country. And I have to tell you that the food was just amazing! I´ve had that good food that I remember for a long time only in Greece, hotel Kazarma Lake Resort & Spa *****, where I ate the best skewers ever.
I really, really recommend that restaurant, this is the main reason besides the hotel that I´d go back to Portorož. So of course you can imagine that the next day we dined there as well, because the food was just that great! Unfortunately we had to leave the next day, so we couldn´t eat there again. 😦 The restaurant is called Porto del mar Portorož, you just have to eat there!!! 🙂
So soon there was time to move on to our next destination.