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Climate

Portorož, with its sub-Mediterranean climate, is one of the warmest areas in Slovenia. The number of sunny days by far outnumbers the rainy days. The winters are mild, with temperatures very rarely below zero, with a January average of 4.7 °C (40.5 °F) while summers are warm with a July high of 28.4 °C (83.1 °F) and a low of 16.5 °C (61.7 °F). The summer months in Portoroz are mostly hot and dry, with up to 11 hours of sunshine a day. Even at nighttime, temperatures usually remain around a comfortable 20°C, making it possible to enjoy dining outside in the evening. However, the odd summer thunderstorm can sometimes break up the sunshine during the summer.

The seasons in Portoroz are spring (March to May), summer (June to September), autumn (October and November), and winter (December to February). The months between May and October tend to enjoy the most pleasant climate.

Currency
The euro (€) is the official Slovene currency since 2007.

Language
The country's official language is Slovene, which makes use of the Latin alphabet. However, English, Italian and German are widely spoken. 


General Etiquette
Slovenia is positioned in central Europe and is an EU member state. Therefore, the general etiquette in Slovenia is similar to that in the rest of Europe, particularly in Germany and Austria.


Local food
Slovenia will charm you with its numerous and varied flavors that are the product of its traditional cuisine. This is due to the mixture of the influences from the Alpine, Pannonian and the Mediterranean world. Each region in Slovenia has its own specialties. Since Kempinski Palace Portotož is positioned on the coast, known as the Primorska region, which is gifted with the Karst landscape and the Adriatic Sea. Both take advantage of their natural gifts of their landscape and offer varied local and traditional dishes. The area is also influenced by the Istrian cuisine, which is known for offering delicious and fresh Adriatic sea fruits, fishes and truffles from the local Istrian hills.

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