Piran and the Piran Bay

The Piran Bay is distinguished by its clean water and a strong current that flows along the eastern Adriatic coast towards the north. The clean sea water, balmy Mediterranean climate and fertile Istrian soil are elements of an extraordinary and unique ecosystem representing an excellent basis for the production of food in the sea and on the shore.

After the prehistoric and antique settlements in this region, the 7th century saw the rise of Piran, a medieval town that belonged to the Venetian Republic. Fishing, maritime affairs, agriculture and the production of salt were the pillars of rapid growth in this part of the Mediterranean region.