Koper is a port city in southwestern Slovenia, with the other Slovenian coastal towns Izola, Piran, Portoroz and Ankaran situated along country's 47-km (29-mile) coastline, in Istrian Region, 5 km (3.1 miles) from the border with Italy. The city covers an area of approx 13 km2 (5 ml2) and has population around 25,000.
Featuring unique biodiversity and ecology, Koper is considered a major national natural resource. The Port of Koper is the prime contributor to the economy of the whole municipality. With only 1% of Slovenia featuring a coastline, the influence that Port of Koper has on tourism was the factor in Ankaran deciding to leave the municipality and establish its own in a referendum in 2011.
Officially, the city of Koper is bilingual, with both Italian and Slovene as official languages. The main sights in Koper include the 12th-century Carmine Rotunda church, the Cathedral of St Nazarius with a 14th-century tower, and 15th-century Praetorian Palace and Loggia built in Venetian Gothic style.
Koper is among the main road entry points from Italy (which is to the north of the municipality) into Slovenia. The main motorway crossing is to the north of Koper, at Spodnje Skofije. The motorway continues into Trieste and Rabuiese. Koper also features a rail connection with the capital Ljubljana. There is a crossing on the coast at Lazaret into Lazaretto, Muggia municipality (Trieste province). The Italian border crossing is famous as San Bartolomeo. Don't miss the opportunity to see the Postonja Caves, immense subterranean network of chambers and galleries. A small train takes tourists through the well illuminated caverns with their colourful stalagmites and stalactites.
First founded during the Roman Empire, port of Koper has played a significant role in the development of the region. It is one of the largest and the most important transit routes for goods to central Europe heading from Asia. In contrast with other ports in Europe, managed by port authorities, the Port of Koper activities comprise the role of terminal operator, management of the free zone area and management of the port area.
The port is included in itineraries operated by several Mediterranean passenger shipping lines.
- The cruising season runs from March through November-December.
- In 2015, MSC Musica (LOA length 294 m / 965 ft, max capacity 3200 passengers and 990 crew) became the largest cruise liner to visit Koper.
- In 2016, the cruise port handled a total of 65 ship calls.
Port Koper cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Koper, Slovenia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|6 April, 2018|
|Viking Star||Venice, Italy|
|20 April, 2018|
|Norwegian Spirit||08:00||17:00||Split, Croatia|
|27 April, 2018|
|MSC Poesia||09:00||18:00||Venice, Italy|
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