A paradise of snow-capped peaks, turquoise-green rivers and Venetian-style coastline, Slovenia complements its natural treasures with stunning harmonious architecture, charming rustic culture and sophisticated cuisine.
From the soaring peaks of the Julian Alps and the subterranean magic of Postojna and Škocjan Caves, to sparkling emerald-green lakes and rivers and the short but sweet Adriatic coast, Slovenia has everything that you could possibly want.
Triglav National Park
It brings together an incredible mixture of climates, warm Mediterranean breezes up to the foothills of the Alps, where it is known to snow even in the summer months. With more than half of the country’s total surface area covered in luxurious forests, Slovenia can really say it is one of the greenest countries in the world.
Slovenia is first and foremost an outdoor destination. Local people favor active holidays, and you will be invited – even expected – to join in. The list of activities on offer is endless, with the most popular pursuits skiing, walking, and hiking in the mountains, and increasingly, cycling. If all this sounds a bit much, you can always make your way to the coast and sunbathe on the shores of the Adriatic.
Architectural & Cultural Treasures
Lake Bled, where a tiny baroque chapel on a picturesque island and a dramatic castle looming above complete a harmonious whole. The architecture is wonderfully varied – from the Venetian harbor towns of the coast and the rustic Hungarian-style farmhouses of Prekmurje to the Gothic church of Gorenjska and art nouveau splendors of Ljubljana, the capitol of Slovenia.
Hrastovlje is a small village in Slovenian Istria, most famous for its 12th century Church of the Holy Trinity. It is one of the most beautiful cultural monuments in Slovenia, marked by amazing 15th century frescoes, among which you can find a precious motif of the „Dance of Death”.
Lipica Stud Farm, one of the top attractions in Slovenia, is the cradle of the renowned Lipizzaner horses, especially bred for the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.
Postojna Jama is a 24,340 m long karst cave system near Postojna, southwestern Slovenia. It is the second-longest cave system in the country. The caves were created by the Pivka River You can take a train ride through this spectacular cave.
Bled Lake, Slovenia
„AN ISLAND LIKE NO OTHER“
Portoroz, literally „Port of Roses“ which is a comfortable city with its relaxed holiday atmosphere, and just a short stroll along the coast is the unforgettable Piran, the tourist highlight of the Slovenian coast, which was strongly influenced by the old Venetian Republic. Walk through its narrow medieval streets wedged between beautiful houses, churches and squares and enjoy the breeze that blows from the sea. On the hill above the main square, you can see the signature Church of Saint George, who is also the patron saint of the town.
It is all in the Taste.
Slovenian cooking takes a little of the best of something from each of its neighbors – Italy, Austria, Hungary, and the Balkans – reinventing common dishes that emerge which are both familiar and unique, all at the same time.
Slovenians like to use only fresh and locally sourced ingredients, and the result makes this country a terrific foodie destination, where you will sample dishes with unusual combinations featuring items like pasta dumplings of potato, chives and bacon, salads drizzled with pumpkinseed oil, and the multilayered gibanica, a totally wild decadent dessert not to be missed.
Slovenian wine has an unheralded strength of character, and the country’s regional whites and reds are known to pair especially well, with local specialties.
So, welcome to Slovenia!