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Slovenia is situated in southern Eastern Europe, and is bordered by the countries of Croatia, Italy, Austria, Hungary and the sparkling Adriatic Sea. The country’s scenic landscape is dominated and distinguished by its snow-capped mountain peaks, turquoise-green rivers and a dramatic Venetian-style coastline. The magnificent Lake Bled with its Julian Alps backdrop, and the subterranean Postojna and Škocjan caves are just a few of the landmark attractions that tempt visitors to explore Slovenia. Wherever you go, traces of Slovenia’s diverse history are very much evident.
Boasting an incredible mixture of continental climates, Slovenia is proud to be one of Europe’s greenest countries. Mostly made up of mountainous terrain that is covered with lush, dense forests, Slovenia has a significant biological diversity, rich history and heritage, and sophisticated culture and cuisine. It also has an active seismic zone. The natural regions comprise of the Alpine, the Mediterranean, the Dinaric and the Pannonian landscapes. Slovenia has many designated protected areas that include Triglav National Park, nature parks and regional parks.
To fully appreciate the history, heritage and culture of Slovenia, visit its beautiful capital city Ljubljana, and the popular landmark attraction of Lake Bled. Its second largest town, Maribor, is well known for wine production. Visit the UNESCO listed Skocjan Caves and the largest Karst cave of Postojna, to admire the natural beauty of the country. To discover a historical monument of importance, explore the enchanting Mediterranean town of Piran. There are also fairytale castles to explore, as well as the charming Old Town district of Ljubljana, which boasts many fine examples of classic Baroque and Habsburg inspired architecture. Take a seat at a table, on the alfresco cafe terrace that lines the banks of the stunning Ljubljanica River, and soak up the laidback atmosphere whilst you enjoy a spot of people watching.
Slovenia At A Glance
How to get there: Private transfer from Zagreb, about 2.5 hours – please speak to our travel experts for details.
Population of Slovenia: 2.066 million
What to See in Slovenia: Visit beautiful Lake Bled in Ljubljana
Towns or islands to visit in Slovenia: Radovljica, Triglav National Park, Slap Savica waterfall & neighbouring Montenegro
Discover The Charms Of Ljubljana
Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana is well known for its beautiful open green spaces and university population. To discover the city’s ample charms, it’s a good idea to begin your expedition in the heart of the Old Town. Stroll along the curving banks of the Ljubljanica River, that divides the city, and stop for refreshments at a pavement cafe. At the National Museum of Slovenia and the Museum of Modern Art, you can search for treasures.
Visit The Majestic Lake Bled
One of Slovenia’s top attractions is Lake Bled. Situated in the spectacular Julian Alps, in the Upper Carniolan region, the stunning bluish-green lake showcases a medieval castle and a picture-postcard church set on an islet. The dramatic mountainous backdrop creates a romantic fairytale ambience for the majestic water feature. You can swim, kayak and canoe in the lake, and also navigate your way around it on a bike. It takes around 2 hours on foot.
Explore Slovenia’s Largest Natural Phenomenon
Postojna Cave is the largest Karst cave in Slovenia, and one of the country’s most spectacular natural landmarks. Underground there is a 16-mile long network of tunnels to explore. Admire the stunning stalactites, stalagmites, and other rock formations. Even though it’s eerily quiet, around 100 animal species live inside the cave. The star attraction is the proteus, which is often mistaken for a dragon. There is also an aquarium where you can view the proteus.
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