Portorož represents one of the warmest areas in Slovenia with its sub-Mediterranean climate. It is a city where the number of sunny days by far outnumbers the rainy days. With mild winters (temperatures rarely below zero and January average of 4.7°C (40.5°F)) and warm summers (July high of 28.4°C (83.1°F)), Portorož is the place to visit. The summer months are mostly hot and dry, with up to 11 hours of sunshine a day, a number which will convince all summer and beach lovers. Even at nighttime, temperatures usually remain around a comfortable 20°C, meaning romantic dinners on the Restaurant Sophia terrace or cocktails on the balcony at the Palace Club are a must.
There are four seasons in Portorož, these being spring (March to May), summer (June to September), autumn (October and November) and winter (December to February). The months between May and October have the best weather, and this is the time when we best recommend a visit.
The euro (€) has been the official Slovene currency since 2007.
The country’s official language is Slovene, which makes use of the Latin alphabet. However, English, Italian and German are widely spoken.
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.
Slovenia will charm you with its numerous and varied flavours, products of the traditional cuisine; it is a conglomerate of tastes. This is due to the mixture of influences from the Alpine, Pannonian and the Mediterranean world. Each region in Slovenia has its own specialities, each unique and completely different in taste. Kempinski Palace Portotož is positioned on the coast, known as the Primorska region, which is gifted with the Karst landscape and the Adriatic Sea. The cuisine takes advantage of the gifts of nature and landscape and offers various local and traditional dishes with high Istrian influences. Istrian cuisine is known for offering delicious and fresh Adriatic sea fruits, fishes and truffles from the local Istrian hills, all complemented by the local olive oil prosciutto and selection of cheese.