Ankaran is a small town, located on the southern end of the Ankaran’s peninsula next to the Italian border and only an hour car drive away from the Slovenian capital. The visitors are attracted to it because of its green land, hills, vineyards and olive yards, all of which stir up feelings of familiarity, likableness and kindness.

The nature and pleasant Mediterranean climate with its mild winters tempt you to be outside and go for a walk or a cycling excursion. In the summer, visitors are attracted by beautiful beaches with snack bars and quiet green corners. There are also numerous events, from concerts for different musical preferences to culinary events, where local producers offer their delicacies. 

The favourable climate has undoubtedly influenced the development of early tourism in the area. Here the Austrians built a health resort for naval officers. And the world-renowned Valdoltra Orthopedic Hospital has moved into the old children's seaside resort. On the cape Debeli rtič, where nowadays children and young people spend their holidays, the Youth and Health resort of the SRC Debeli Rtič has been opened years ago. 

Once a small village, Ankaran has started to develop as a tourist destination after the Second World War. Today it is one of the most developed tourist settlements in Slovenia, mainly due to its beautiful nature, long coastline and authentic location. Ankaran is home to one of the largest campsites in Slovenia with 1600 camping places; there are also swimming pools, sports fields and, above all, about a kilometre long sandy beach, better known to the older locals as San Nicolò. The beach ends in its southern part with a pier, which is also the last point of the Slovenian mountain transversal.

Tourist information 

TIC Ankaran
2, Ivan Regent
SI-6280 Ankaran 

Post office address: 66, Jadranska cesta, SI-6280 Ankaran

T: 00386 (0)5 665 3043
M: 00386 (0)51 288 163

Opening times
• from 1 to 31 May: 9 am-17 pm
• from 1 June to 31 August: 8 am-21 pm
• from 1 to 30 September: 9 am-17pm