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45°32.850'N, 013°43.370'E Chart icon.png
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The mediaeval town of Koper

The town of Koper lies on the coast of Slovenia three miles S of the border with Italy and four miles E of the harbour of Izola. It is the only commercial port in Slovenia as well as being the most northerly harbour on the country’s short coastline. In addition to a charming old town, Koper also has a small marina, Marina Koper, offering 75 berths for yachts of up to 18.0 metres, plus a small boatyard that can winter around 25 yachts.


British Admiralty


See Slovenia.


See Slovenia.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

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A tall belfry in the town is conspicuous from some distance off. There are no dangers in the approach, although entry to the marina is tricky in strong onshore winds. The marina is entered from WSW.

Note: The buoyed off bathing area to starboard, which restricts maneuvering space in the entrance.


Koper is a port of entry for Slovenia. For details see Entrance: Slovenia.


It is possible to berth in the old harbour SW of the marina, but this is usually full of local boats.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marina Koper

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Marina icon Marina Koper [[Koper#Marina Koper|Marina Koper]] (Marina Capodistria) 45°33.028'N, 013°43.567'E
Port of Entry


The marina and anchorage at Koper

It is possible in settled weather to anchor half a mile SW of the marina, where there is a reasonably sheltered cove S of the long breakwater of the old harbour. Anchor in 4.0 - 5.0 metres, clear of the numerous moorings. The holding is good in mud.


Water In Marina Koper
Electricity In Marina Koper
Toilets In Marina Koper
Showers In Marina Koper
Laundry In Marina Koper
Garbage Bins at the marina
Fuel Fuel dock in Marina Koper
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers In Marina Koper
Repairs In Marina Koper
Internet WiFi in Marina Koper
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town


Good provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

  • Restaurant in the marina
  • Numerous others in the old town


  • Bus and train stations one kilometre away
  • Small airport at Portoroz, 15 kilometres WSW
  • International airport of Ljubljana 130 kilometres
  • Airport of Trieste in Italy 50 kimlometres



Originally an ancient island settlement, Koper was part of the Venitian Republic. From 1232 and became capital of the province of Istria by the 15th century. The town’s influence waned with the establishment of its near neighbour in Italy, Trieste, as a free port in 1719. Most of the remaining Italian population left in 1954 when the town was ceded to the new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Koper only began to recover its former importance following Slovenian independence in 1991, when it became the new nation’s only commercial port.

Places to Visit

The old town of Koper is a delight to explore, with narrow lanes and picturesque houses with red-tiled roofs. Notable buildings include the 15th century Praetorian Palace, a Venetian Gothic confection now used as the town hall; a Loggia Palace originally constructed in 1462, and the city Bell Tower, from which a climb of 204 steps gives magnificent views over the town and harbour.

The old town of Koper
The 15th century Loggia Palace
The Praetorian Palace, Koper
Bell Tower, Koper


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


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See Slovenia.


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