An evening to remember- Sunset
There are several spots ideal for viewing sunset in Piran. Climb up the Bell tower or the Walls of Piran or stay back at the beach to enjoy the panoramic view with boats sailing past the orange sun.
How to reach
As said before, Piran is hardly a couple of hours drive from Ljubljana. Alternatively, you could catch a bus if you are not driving across the country. Bus timetable can be found here.
Ideal duration of stay
We covered the above itinerary in around 4 hours. But if you are looking for a more relaxing schedule, you could very well spend a day in Piran. You could also extend the stay to two days by including a visit to the museums or a boat ride from the harbour.
Is it really worth the time?
We found Piran very different from the rest of the country and hence worth the visit. This old town has got a Mediterranean feel like Croatia unlike Ljubljana, the capital city. Though we did not visit any other coastal towns in Slovenia, we heard from our Airbnb host that Piran is the best and the one not to be missed.
I highly suggest you include Piran as a half day tour from Ljubljana to ensure you have tasted all of Slovenia's best- Kranjska Gora for the mountains, Postojna for the caves, Ljubljana for the city, Lake Bled/Bohinj for the lakes and finally Piran for the coastal scene.