Purple Travel

[July 20 2016]

A visit to Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, Slovenia

Sečovlje Salina Nature Park covers about 750 hectres in the extreme south western part of Slovenia, in the southern part of the Community of Piran. In northern part of the Nature Park the active salt-making is still taking place, while salt-harvesting was abandoned in the 1960s from the park’s southern area. The salt is produced in the traditional way based on a 700 year old method that harmonizes man and nature. Over the centuries, a unique habitat was formed for halophytic plants and animals and migrating birds. The cultural heritage, which reflects centuries of work by salt makers, is extremely rich. Salt, sea, and sun are unconditionally celebrated at the outdoor spa Vida Thalasso in the lee of the salt fields.

Text and photo Sasa Stucin

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