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Pretty as a picture is the beautiful seaside town of Piran and despite them not allowing campervans in the town, we still wanted to see this highly recommended town. So we hopped on our bikes and cycled the 5km from Lucija to Piran. There is a lovely paved wide promenade running the alongside the sea with gorgeous views of the bay. We passed a couple of man-made beaches which consisted of beach sand dumped on top of concrete platforms and what looked like an exclusive club with floating jetties and sun loungers. The sun was out, the sea was twinkling and life was good!
Piran is a gorgeous little town with colourful buildings sitting on the tip of a narrow peninsula. The seafront is back to back restaurants, overflowing with tourists enjoying deliciously fresh seafood.
The main square was a great place to sit and people watch, with the clock towering overhead. Tai rode his bike like a crazy kid around the square, standing on his seat and doing an assortment of other stunts. We wandered the cobbled streets and narrow little alleyways with laundry hanging overhead. Then up the hill to the waterfront cathedral with its panoramic views over the red roofs of the town.
Then an even steeper climb up the cobbled road to the ancient city walls with its seven towers. Built between 1470 and 1533 the wall is almost completely intact. The view from the top of the walls was even more impressive and shows just how small this picturesque little village is.
The entrance fee for the city walls was €2 for adults and free for kids.
They say a picture says a thousand words and these photos can most certainly explain the essence of this fabulous town, far better than I could in words. So enjoy!