The green treasure of Europe.
Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps face the Pannonian plains and the Mediterranean meets the mysterious Karst. To the north is Austria; Hungary is to the east; Croatia to the south and Italy to the west.
Its unspoiled natural environment, mountains and ski slopes, alpine lakes, clear rivers, karstic caves.. are attracting more and more visitors each year. Visiting Slovenia could provide an interesting mixture of leisure, recreation, exciting excursions and adventure activities.
In a country of 2 million people, streching over the 20,273 km2 of land, you can enjoy the morning views of a rising sun in the heart of Alps and catch the sunset in one of the coastal towns of the North Adriatic.
Daclaring its independence in 1991, entering EU in 2004 and holding a EU presidency in 2008. With a stable growth in GDP, accepting the Euro as the national currency in 2006, it is viewed as a safe country, ranking among the countries with the lowest degree of risk. The people, at the first glimpse - maybe a little kept back, but you can always expect help and a local advice on your way travelling threw this country. Most of the Slovene speak good English, which is being taught as a second language at schools for years and will be happy to give you a friendly advice when needed.
Slovenia is also known for its great wines and delicious traditional food.
Slovenian food is a feast for the gourmet. Many restaurants offer a wide range of traditional national dishes, as well as international dishes like pizza, pasta and oriental dishes. The coast affords excellent seafood, including shellfish and the Adriatic bluefish.
We invite you to come and get to know the country yourself!
Ljubljana and her nightlife
Part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for centuries, and then part of Yugoslavia, Slovenia maintained an elitism compared to other Eastern European countries, by creating independence in 1991.With a need to be western, but with that Eastern chic. Our capital, where you can find everything that big modern cities can offer, but at the same time, you can enjoy the pleasant and friendly atmosphere of a small town.
At the river banks of the ljubljanica river and the old part of town there are numerious caffes, restaurants where you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, or party till late hours.
The mighty but easily accessible Julian Alps, the tourist area in this attractive geographical area is linked by the offer of four developed tourist towns: Bled, Kranjska Gora, Bohinj and Bovec with the Soèa Valley. Most of the area is within the Triglav National Park which measures 85 hectares and is one of the largest natural parks in Europe. The park lies in the vicinity of high stony mountains including Mount Triglav (2864 m); the highest mountain of Slovenia - and deep river gorges, highland karst potholes and friendly highlands.
Slovenia has only one island but its uniqueness makes it more attractive than many an archipelago. Sheltered by picturesque mountains, the island reigns in the middle of an Alpine lake. Its charm has made it a symbol for centuries of a town to which guests from all over the world love to return. This town, which has already existed for a thousand years, is BLED.
The town of BOHINJ began opening up for tourists years ago, with natural attractions being the biggest draw.
Bohinj has become a starting point for tourists for day trips, walks on the trails that run throughout the valley, and mountaineering and climbing tours.
In winter the valley becomes a winter sports centre for skiers, snowboarders, ice climbers, as well as ice skaters on Lake Bohinj. During the summer, Lake Bohinj is frequented by swimmers, and with the Sava Bohinjka River, kayakers and fishermen as well. Biking, trekking and climbing are also typical tourist activities in the area.
Planica is the most western valley in the northwest part of Julian Alps. It is also refferred as the valley of ski jumps. More at www.planica.info
The Bovec area is made up of green plateaus, vivid gorges and waterfalls, the views of the Adriatic Sea and the Mountains surrounding Mt. Triglav.
Bovec is the jewel in the adventure sports crown, and in the centre of Bovec is Trg Golobarskih ®rtev. It is only 20 minutes walk from Bovec town and the river beaches where you can enjoy sunbathing. Bovec specializes in seafood and grills or if you want to eat where locals do, expect large portions at a very good price. Pizzas are there cooked in the wood burning stoves.
Karst and caves
The Karst is the land between the Trieste Bay and the Vipavska Valley and at the same time it is also the name for all the amazing shapes created by waters in the fusible stone. Picturesque karst phenomena can be found in almost half of the area of Slovenia. Besides more than eight thousand known karst caves and potholes, there are also karst springs and intermittent springs, disappearing lakes, swallets and swallow holes, original karst fields and apparently dry sinkholes.
Highlights: Postojna & Škocijan caves
Škocijan caves deserve the plural, as there are numerous caves, connected by dolines and natural bridges.The cave was incribed into the World Heritage List of the UNESCO (November 1986).
In the Postojna cave, you can take the train through the underground world of the largest cave in the Classic Karst and the most visited tourist cave in Europe to see magnificent caverns and glistening stalactite formations. View the largest collection of cave animals in one place
It is only an hour by car from the capital of Slovenia to the warm Adriatic Sea and the Bay of Trieste. Although the Slovene coast is only forty-seven kilometers long, for Slovenia it represents a true gateway to the world.
The old seaport of Piran lies at the end of the Piran peninsula.The town has preserved the medieval layout with narrow streets and compact houses, which rise in steps from the coastal lowland into the hills and give the whole area a typical Mediterranean look. With its lovely restaurants and caffes is especially atractive for a short break visitors.
Nearby Portoroz, a modern tourist paradise with hotels, amusement centers, a casino, a large marina, and an airport, lies in a sheltered site below the coastal hills.
Wine-growing hills and small churches, castle and monasteries, mighty forests and gentle birch groves give the extensive region of southeastern Slovenia a very picturesque appearance.