Izola is old fishing town with the rich
history. With the pleasant position on the northern
Istria and the marine is also important nautical centre. The first
step toward the tourism started in 1820 when the thermal water was discovered.
The town is important by a fishing industry. The first fishing industry
factory at the Adriatic coast was built near Izola. Interesting: Latin
name for island is "izola" and Izola use to be an island which was connected
to the mainland with a stony bridge. The town was encompassed with the
wall which was at the beginning of the 19th century pulled down and the
material was used to cover sea between the island and mainland. Izola use
to be known as a town of the rebels. It has also declared Independence
in 1253 and became a town with the proper laws and authority for a short
period. In the 13th and 14th century there were also a "town wars" with
the Piran and Koper.