Slovenia offers a bit of everything – from beaches basking in the Adriatic sunshine to the snow-capped mountains of the Julian Alps; from green foothills swathed in grapevines to landscapes dotted with gothic churches, baroque palaces and historic castles.
The capital of historic Ljubljana boasts castles, galleries and beautiful bridges, and is one of Europe’s most liveable cities. Wander the centre where cars are not allowed, and meander alongside the flowing Ljubljanica River.
In the north is sparkling Lake Bled, with Bled Island in the centre featuring a beautiful pilgrimage church from the 17th century. It is surrounded by the Julian Alps, as is nearby Lake Bohinj, set in a glacial hollow.
With a friendly and engaging population, Slovenia offers a rich variety of incredible experiences in one of the greenest countries in the world, easily accessible from the UK.
Ljubljana’s beautiful old town, designed by the famous Slovenian architect Joze Plecnik, is overlooked by the city's hilltop castle.
Located on the shore of Lake Bled and at the foothills of the Julian mountains, Bled is a charming small town overlooked by Bled Castle, perched high on a craggy bluff with its own island visited by stretch gondolas, and home to the exquisite Church of the Assumption.
Piran, located in south-western Slovenia, is located along the Gulf of Trieste on the Adriatic coast. The old town has charming narrow streets and Venetian gothic architecture as well as a number of interesting museums and churches.
The karstic caves of Postojna and Skocjan were included on Unesco’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites in 1986.
Lake Bohinj, located in glacial hollow, is the largest permanent lake in Slovenia and surrounded by the stunning Julian Alps, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
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