A small but unique neighboring country in the north of Croatia, Slovenia prides itself on beautiful, intact nature, health tourism, and a small but touristically good developed bit of Adriatic.
Slovenia has four main regions. On the north, there’s the alpine region with easily accessible mountains and hills packed with natural treasures of the highest peaks, green valleys and the most beautiful Slovenian lakes.
The thermal and Pannonian part is situated on the northeast. This region offers healing waters and various paths to well-being. Numerous natural health resorts are strung among sunny hills with vineyards.
The Mediterranean in Slovenia reveals itself in coastal towns that show their beauty in the sun and green Istrian rural areas. They are home to original cuisine with olive oil and wild plants, Brda and the Vipava Valley are home to world-famous wines, while the Karst uncovers the secrets of caves that are among the most visited in Europe. This area is also home to famous white Lipizzaner horses.
Ljubljana, the capital in the Central region, lives with a thousand faces of urban culture and art, festivals, and events.
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The capital Ljubljana is the city with smaller area than most of the major European cities with a population of 300 000 inhabitants, but what you can expect is a warm welcome, charming local, fantastic gastronomic offer, large green areas and a healthy number of various events for everyone’s taste. The city is located on the river, and it gives the impression of a perfect romantic city.
Things to see while you are in Ljubljana is Dragon Bridge, one of the most beautiful creations of secessionist architecture in Europe. Copper dragons on the bridge are considered as the symbol of Ljubljana. Ljubljana’s Old Town is a beautiful part of town filled with nice coffee bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops. Ljubljana Castle is the cultural center of the city, located close to the city center. Most visited baroque church, Franciscan Church, is also located on the main square Cathedral of St. Nicholas, churches, galleries, parks, cultural institutions and other must-see places and enjoyable activities make Ljubljana a perfect getaway city.
Postojna cave is a 24 km karst cave system, one of the world’s largest karst monuments. Inside the caves, among fantasy stalactite forms, you can experience the fantastic world of tunnels, passages, galleries, and halls. The amazing and astonishing diversity of Karst features can easily be accessed by the unique tourist train that takes you to the underground network of karst corridors, galleries and halls during an hour-and-a-half-long guided tour.
Lake Bled is just 2 hours drive from Zagreb, situated in a picturesque environment, surrounded by mountains of Julian Alps and forests. Bled is mixed of glacial and tectonic origins. Its maximum depth is 29,5 m / 97 ft. The lake surrounds Bled Island which has several buildings, of which the main one being the pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.