Koper is an interesting seaside town, which, along with the older cities of Ankaran, Izola, Piran and Portoroz, extends over the 47 km long Slovenian coast. The city has two official languages, Slovenian and Italian.
Near the town is the Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve. Koper is the administrative center of the Municipality of Koper. The climate is sub-Mediterranean, characterized by hot and long summers, mild winters and frequent winds. Most precipitation falls in the fall. A specialty on the Koper coast are olive trees. The Mediterranean climate is also characterized by figs, citrus fruits, macchia and aromatic plants. The Koper coast consists of a narrow coastal strip and a flysch hinterland. The old town center of Koper is spread on the former island, which united naturally and by embankment with the mainland. A new town center and harbor have been created in the inhabited area, and new residential neighborhoods have grown in the nearby hilly areas. Koper has a rich cultural heritage, which includes markets, palaces, churches and monasteries. Hlavaty Park is located on the outskirts of the Old Town, close to the Hotel Koper, the city promenade and the marina of Koper. Hlavaty Park is beautifully and newly remodeled with greenery, trees, fountains, a playground for the youngest and wooden benches. There are busts of national heroes in the park - Pinko Tomazic, Karlo Maslo and Janko Premrl Vojko. On the other side of the park are the following statues - Anton Ukmar Miro, Spanish fighter and honorary citizen of Koper and Genoa, Alber Klun, historian, military officer, publicist and Kazmir Rencelj, naval officer and commander of the Trieste maritime sector at the end of Second World War. The park has an interesting sculpture of the sun, which represents the symbol of the city of Koper. Hlavaty Park is very popular with locals and other visitors.
From the park there is a walking path in the direction of Zusterna, which was once an independent settlement, but today is a residential district of Koper with hotel and swimming pool complex Aquapark.
Koper - Hlavaty Park
Busts of the national heros - Pinko Tomazic, Karlo Maslo, Janko Premrl...
Park between the coast and the marke in Koper
Park near the old town centre in Koper
Hlavaty Park in Koper
A beautiful park in Koper
Hlavaty Park and the sea in the background
Hlavaty Park near the Hotel Koper
Park in the direction of the parking area in Koper