Although short and quite populated, the coast of Slovenian Istria from Debeli rtič to the Sečovlje salt pans is varied and diverse, and as such an important natural area. The sea shore between Sv. Catherine and St. Nikola near Ankaran is a fine example of a Mediterranean salt meadow, and in Škocjan Bay the meeting of fresh and salt water creates a unique ecosystem.
The stone, abundant in the Karst and the exceptional biodiversity ranks Karst among the richest natural areas in Europe. Authentic dishes, homemade bread and a slice of Karst prosciutto, pancetta, and a glass of the famous Teran or red wine are a traditional welcome, followed by a variety of local goodies – all delicious and unforgettable.