Bled is by far the country’s most popular destination. Thanks to its placid fairytale lake and island, this small town is the top choice for travelers who want to spend relaxing holidays in Slovenia. The castle is perched 120 meters on a craggy bluff on the northern shore. The first trace of human settlement dates from the Stone Age. Bled today is a modern resort with many hotels, private apartments, car.
Ljubljana is a vibrant and modern capital of Slovenia, one of the largest cities in Europe. It has been the capital of the Republic of Slovenia since 1991, when Slovenia became an independent state. The symbol of Ljubljana is represented by the Ljubljana dragon, which is visible on the Dragon Bridge and in the coat of arms. Throughout its diverse history, the city has been influenced by several different.
Piran is the old port city in Slovenian Istra. The city is bilingual, Italian and Slovenian. The Italian name for the city is Pirano. It is situated in the cape of the Piran peninsula. Piran has kept its medieval appearance with narrow streets and closely built houses, which gives it a typical Mediterranean character and special charm. On a hill above the houses is the church of Saint George with a high tower, and many paintings and artwork inside.
4. Velika Planina
Velika Planina is the high mountain plateau located in the foothills of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, where the best preserved herdsmen settlement in Europe is located. The fastest and most common access is by cable car from Kamniska Bistrica, where parking is located. When you arrive at the top, it is possible to us a chair lift that will convey you to the Gradisce. A little further on, one can see the wonderful view of the herdsman settlement. On the other side are the high mountain peaks of Grintavec, Skuta, Brana, Ojstrica, Planjava, Lucka Baba, and Kamnik saddle. There are about 140 cottages on the plateau, all designed by the architect Vlast Kopac. Rich alpine flora and grassy slopes, Carst sinkholes, larches and pine trees create a fairytale landscape, perfect for an all-day trip.
5. Lake Bohinj
Lake Bohinj is located within the national park, it’s larger, wilder and there are less tourists there. While in Bohinj you can also visit the Savica Waterfall and take a cable car up to Mt Vogel with wonderful views of the lake and the Julian Alps.
6. Postojna Cave
Postojna is a must-see destination for travelers drawn to unique attractions and natural scenery. It is known for its extensive cave system, which boasts a staggering 20 km of chambers, hallways and galleries, some of which have ceilings nearly 50 meters high. There is even a train tour that takes you through parts of the cave system. North of Postojna is a medieval castle that is built into the side of a cave, creating a spectacular display of engineering that you have to see to believe.
7. Triglav National Park
If you want to get outdoors and explore some of the amazing natural scenery in Slovenia, then Triglav National Park is the ideal spot to visit. Most of the park is made up of the Julian Alps, with highlights in the region including the towering peak of Mount Triglav itself as well as the calm waters of Lake Bohinj.
8. Logar Valley
Logar Valley, “Logarska dolina“, is one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Europe. You will not find it by accident, unless you are very lucky. It lies in the northern part of Slovenia in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, south of the border of Austria and Slovenia. Logar valley is, with its natural historic and cultural value, the reason why it is worth find it and enjoy it. The Logar valley is, among the other beauties, well known for its many waterfalls. The most famous is 295 ft. high Rinka fall. If you like adrenalin sports, you may, during the winter, climb the frozen waterfalls, experience cross-country or downhill skiing, sledding and ski touring.
One of my favorite areas of Slovenia was the northeast city of Maribor. It only takes two hours to drive to and it’s a direct route from Ljubljana. Their old city center was a particular highlight and the outskirts were wonderfully picturesque to drive through. The city center has a lot of great restaurants, a few parks and meandering walkways you’ll fall in love with. I enjoyed people watching as I sat outside having coffee at a café on a beautiful fall afternoon.
Located in northern Slovenia and encompassing a large part of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Kamnik is a picturesque medieval town that’s actually one of the oldest in Slovenia. Although Kamnik is only tiny (with a population of just under 14,000 inhabitants), you’ll find the ruins of two castles here, along with an important Franciscan monastery, and it’s possible to visit all three (and have lunch) with just a few hours at your disposal.