Cruise Port Atlas | Koper, Slovenia Map | Location

Koper, Slovenia Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Koper: Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea, Celebrity, Princess, MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean

Key Attractions: Praetorian Palace, Church of the Annunciation, Skocjan Caves, Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Hrastovlje, Lipica, Piran, Izola, Portoroz, Ljubljana Castle, Lubljana Cathedral, Franciscan Church of the Assumption, Tivoli Park, Bled, Lake Bled, Bled Castle

Inhabited first by Greeks and later by Romans, Koper came into its own during the Venetian period around the turn of the 2nd millennium. The old town of Koper, like its coastal neighbors Piran and Izola, retains its Venetian style. In the main square of Koper are the 12th century Church of the Assumption and the Praetorian Palace and Loggia in all its Venetian Gothic splendor. Koper is the most important commercial and tourist port for Slovenia. Geologically, the region around Koper is known as a karst, characterized by soluble rock and underground water flows which produce caves and varied rock formations. Near Koper are the Skocjan Caves (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Postojna Cave, the largest and most popular in Europe, both of which offer a fascinating look at the region's geological characteristics. Slovenia's capital Ljubljana is the country's only true city and a major cultural center with significant historical significance. Located within a central wetland area of the country, the city's main cultural and architectural attractions are from the late medieval, renaissance and baroque eras including the Ljubljana Castle and Cathedral peppered with 20th century buildings and accents. North of the city is the stunning Alpine resort town of Bled and its scenic Lake.

Local Currency: Euro | Current exchange rates at

Primary Language: Slovene

Secondary Languages: Italian, Croatian

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Koper Cathedral and Campanille by Dieter Karner

Geography and Population

Koper sits along the narrow coastal region of Slovenia very close to the much larger port of Trieste in Italy and at the top of the Istrian peninsula which is mostly Croatian. The city has a population of just under 25,000.

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How Far?

Taxi fares start at 2 Euros with an 0.90 Euros added for each additional kilometer. Taxi fare information from (02/13).

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Koper Cruise Terminal Trieste Airport 65 KM 45 minutes  
Koper Cruise Terminal Portoroz Airport 20 KM 21 minutes 20 Euros
Koper Cruise Terminal Koper Old Town 0.1 - 1 KM 2-10 minutes walking  
Koper Cruise Terminal Izola 7 KM 11 minutes  
Koper Cruise Terminal Piran 18 KM 23 minutes  
Koper Cruise Terminal Postoroz 16 KM 20 minutes  
Koper Cruise Terminal Hrastovlje 20 KM 21 minutes 23 Euros
Koper Cruise Terminal Skocjan Caves Park 33 KM 26 minutes  
Koper Cruise Terminal Postojna Cave 56 KM 33 minutes 58 Euros
Koper Cruise Terminal Predjama Castle 68 KM 51 minutes  
Koper Cruise Terminal Lipica 29 KM 30 minutes 30 Euros
Koper Cruise Terminal Ljubljana 104 KM 1 hour 5 minutes  
Koper Cruise Terminal Bled 153 KM 1 hour 30 minutes  
Koper Cruise Terminal Trieste 25 KM 26 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses


Splosna bolnisnica Izola Ospedale generale Isola, Polje 40, 6310 Izola, phone - 386 5 660 63 99, 5 KM, 10 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank, Ferrarska ulica 30, 6000 Koper, 0.9 KM, 2 minutes, 10 minute walk
Banka Volksbank, podruznica Koper, Pristaniska ulica 43a, 5000 Koper, 1.1 KM, 3 minutes, 9 minute walk

Post Office

Postna poslovalnica, Glagoljaska ulica, 0.3 KM, 2 minutes, 3 minute walk

Port and Berths

Nearest Street Address - Piazzale Pier Paolo Vergerio 2. 6000 Koper
GPS - 45.550482, 13.730242

Photo of Praetorian Palace by Markus Bernet