Slovenia, the green heart of Europe lies between the mountainous Austria and Italy, flat Hungary and the warm Adriatic Sea. It is a nice surprise for many visitors from all over the world. Snowy Alpine peaks and the Triglav National Park with many glacial valleys, gorges, waterfalls, lakes and crystal-clear wild waters attract visitors looking for peace in the mountains as well as sports climbers, skiers, canoeists, gliders and others in search for relaxation and excitement in everyday life. Bled with an island in the middle of a lake and a mighty castle on top of the cliff is the Alpine tourist center. ...more
The Slovene coast which measures 46.6 kilometres is covered with abundant vegetation. Here is a natural reserve with a rich supply of marl and sandstone and the unique Strunjan cliff which ascends 80 metres above the sea and is the highest cliff wall on the Adriatic coast. Here are the Sečovlje salt-works, first mentioned in the 13th century. Due to their extremely abundant natural and historical heritage they were named a regional park and are a rich sanctuary of plant and animal worlds. ...more
It is ’’the fault’’ of limestone and water that the Karst has two faces – one above and one under its surface. At the surface they create karst sinkholes, karren, springs, karst windows and poljes (Planinsko, Cerkniško polje), and under the surface there are numerous potholes and karst caves – it is said that the Slovene Karst is the most beautiful part of our planet’s underground world. In Slovenia there are more than one thousand karst caves and potholes, 20 treasures of limestone masterpieces by disappearing karst waters are opened for tourists. ...more
Ljubljana with about 276,000 inhabitants, is considered a city which suits everyone from its inhabitants to its numerous visitors as well. Despite the fact that it ranks among the middle sized European cities, it maintains the friendliness of a small town, and at the same time possesses all the characteristics of a metropolis.
Here, at the meeting point of the cultures of the east and the west, the old interlaces in harmony with the new. In Ljubljana the remainders of all the five millenniums of its history are preserved, among these is the legacy of the Roman town of Emona and the Old Town with its medieval castle. ...more
Pohorje and the Maribor region is a green oasis on the eastern end of the Alps. Maribor Pohorje covers an area of about 1000 square km and is covered with coniferous forests. Pohorje is divided, according to its boundaries into: Maribor and Hoče, Slovenska Bistrica, Konjice and Zreče, Ruše, Lovrenc, Ribnica and Slovenj Gradec Pohorje. Maribor and Hoče, Konjice and Zreče, and Slovenj Gradec Pohorje are winter tourist areas where skiing centres have developed (Areh, Rogla, Kope); in the Maribor Pohorje region there are competitions for the World Cup in Alpine skiing for women. ...more
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 Soča 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. ...more