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Lying in the close vicinity of Piran, Sečovlje Salt Pans Natural Park is an exquisite mixture of cultural heritage and natural wonder. Covering over 650 hectares, it’s one of the most significant coastal wetland areas and the largest salt evaporation pond in Slovenia, still producing salt using centuries-old methods.

Getting There

Reachable within a 20-minute drive from the town of Piran, the Natural Park is also accessible by organized tours. Free parking is available in front of the park’s entrance.

Attractions

Salt Pans: Explore the vast salt pans where traditional salt-harvesting techniques are preserved. The sight of salt pyramids is indeed fascinating.

Salina Nature Park Museum: Situated within the park, the museum displays the history of salt production in the area.

Bird Watching: Over 270 species of birds visit the park, making it a paradise for bird watchers. The park’s northern section is particularly vibrant with birdlife.

Walking and Biking Paths: Enjoy the self-guided or guided walking and biking tours that give an in-depth insight into the park’s formation and flora and fauna.

Visiting Hours

The park is open year-round but entrance hours vary seasonally. Check the official website for current timings.

Tickets & Pricing

There is an entrance fee which includes a visit to the museum. Guided tours are available at an extra charge. For accurate pricing, it’s best to visit the park’s official website.

Shopping & Dining

The park’s entrance hosts the “Shop with a Story,” where you can purchase natural products from the salt pans, including different types of salt, cosmetics and souvenirs. There’s also a small café providing refreshments.

Tips

  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a potentially hot and windy place.
  • Binoculars will enhance your bird-watching experience.
  • Do not miss a chance to buy the famous Piran salt, renowned for its quality and taste.

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