Slovenia, a charming Central European country boasts UNESCO World Heritage Sites, cultural hubs, vineyards, and mouth-watering local cuisine, not to mention seasonal ski resorts. There’s something to admire everywhere in Slovenia; the natural beauty here is abundant with mountains, caves, lakes including Lake Bled Slovenia, alpine valleys, nature parks, and pebbled beaches providing an incredible backdrop for outdoor adventures such as hiking and cycling.
To be exact, there is 10,000km of marked hiking trails across Slovenia, from smaller nature walks to thrilling climbs to peaks and lakes. The Julian Alps mountain range is home to some of the country’s highest peaks and is the most popular spot for hiking with the Triglav National Park Slovenia at its centre. If you’d prefer an off-the-beaten track hiking experience, head to the Karawanks mountain range, less visited with amazing lake viewing opportunities.
There is so much to explore in Slovenia. We recommend a visit to the Postojna Cave, reached via an underground train with 24km of underground halls, passageways, and galleries. The emerald hued Soca River Valley is also worth noting; this is one of Europe’s most stunning alpine rivers, and is also the site of the Isonzo Front battle during World War I. Browse our Slovenia holiday packages and look forward to exciting travel adventures.
Ljubljana is the largest city in Slovenia though one of the smallest capital cities in Europe. The city is known for its multi-cultural traditions, lush green spaces, cultural events, and excellent culinary scene. Visit Ljubljana and look forward to unique tourist experiences such as a river cruise to admire the Old Town and bridges, and an Urban electric train ride around the city’s circular trail.
There are some marvellous sightseeing attractions to explore in Ljubljana; a trip to the city is incomplete without visiting the Dragon Bridge. This landmark attraction was built back in 1901, featuring drastic dragon sculptures. Other must-see attractions include the hilltop Ljubljana Castle which has been standing for around 900 years, and the Town Hall - a baroque-style structure located next to the famed Francesco Robba fountain.
With Ljubljana being one of the world’s greenest cities, you just have to experience its incredible lush landscapes. There are plenty of hiking adventure trails to embark on, and we recommend the Roman Wall Forest and Archaeological Learning Trail in Rakitna; this trail is known for its glistening lake which you can bathe in in the summer, and the trail transports you through verdant forests and meadows at a distance of 4.20km.
Slovenia Currency: You’ll be spending Euros.
Slovenia Language: Slovenian. English is also widely spoken in Slovenia.
Local Time: 2 hours ahead of GMT.
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 2hr 15mins.
Tourist Information: Visit the official Slovenia tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Slovenia, British citizens need a valid passport. A travel visa is not required. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Slovenia.
A: Slovenia is situated in Central Europe, and the country formerly formed part of Yugoslavia. It’s bordered by Italy, Croatia, and Hungary.
A: Generally, Slovenia is a safe country to visit with a low crime rate. However, petty crime is still known to take place, so visitors are advised to take precautions such as being vigilant in crowded areas and not leaving valuables unattended.
A: It depends where is being visited. The country’s alpine regions are best visited between May and September, allowing for ideal hiking and outdoor sports conditions. The country’s capital Ljubljana is a great place to visit all year round, but we recommend visiting during the spring (March-May) which sees less crowds, pleasant weather, and more opportunities to enjoy the country’s iconic
A: Slovenia is an affordable country to visit, with prices generally lower than other European countries. Prices for hotels in Slovenia vary, so there is a choice for all budgets.
Visit Ljubljana, the charming Slovenian capital and look forward to admiring 20th century masterpieces at the Museum of Modern Art, marvelling at the hilltop Ljubljana Castle and the Ljubljana Cathedral, taking a relaxing stroll through Tivoli Park, exploring the impressive exhibitions at the City Museum of Ljubljana, taking backdrop photos at the picturesque Ljubjana Marshes, and taking a cable car ride up to the Velika Planina to immerse yourself into the unique Alpine herdsman’s culture.
Slovenia has a classic continental climate with 4 seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Summers in Slovenia are warm with plenty of sunshine and averages of around 25 degrees Celsius, and winters are cold and brisk with minus temperatures, especially in the Alps which often see snowfall.
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