Why choose Izola ?
Since the dawn of time, ‘the maritime way of life’ have been held around these parts when the locals only knew fishing and maritime trade as ways of feeding themselves. The plot of land on top of which Izola was built was once an island, which was connected to the Slovenian mainland by excess material produced from tearing down the majority of medieval fortifying structures. That is why Izola bears the name "Island", a literal translation from the humble beginnings of this settlement.
What to do and see on your yacht charter in Izola ?
Izola was a Roman town in antiquity, whose main preoccupation was fishing. Overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, Izola was superbly positioned to receive part of the heavy Adriatic traffic coming from Venice and other northern Italian coastal cities. Because of this, there can be felt a strong Venetian influence. Walking in the narrow cobblestone streets of Izola and seeing the Italian influenced architecture, together with a large marina, produces a feeling of staying in some quiet renaissance town. The church of St. George, built atop of a hill, overlooks Izola and keeps a watchful eye on the old core of the city. From sightseeing in the old town of Izola to taking a quick dip in the Adriatic is a doable feat in under 10 minutes ; the closeness of the sea also means the freshest seafood possible, prepared with traditional recipes in local restaurants; home-made olive oil is sprinkled on calamari broths or grilled fish and served alongside famous Refošk local wines.
Sailing season - When to charter in Izola ?
The Adriatic sea establishes a Mediterranean climate all along the Slovenian coastline, meaning the main features of long summers in Izola are hotness and dryness. Because the town of Izola is located further up north on the Istrian peninsula than it`s Croatian counterparts, it can be several degrees cooler in the summer. Nevertheless, the summer season starts in mid May and lasts well up until September, giving all sailors cruising in the waters around Izola perfect sailing conditions, with stable and light winds, clear visibility and no significant rainfall.