Surprising Slovenia holidays
Be Astounded by an Undiscovered Gem
Slovenia is possibly Europe's best kept secret. Neighbouring Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia, it is a small country with riches just waiting to be discovered. More than half of the country is covered by unspoilt forests. Pretty towns and villages are dotted across the landscape wherever you go and the north of the country is dominated by the magnificent Julian Alps. The capital, Ljubljana, is centrally located. It is an attractive and vibrant city with historic architecture, quaint streets and a lively café culture. Further south, rolling hills and lush forests abound and there is a wonderful stretch of coastline on the Adriatic close to the Croatian border.
There is much to savour on your holidays in Slovenia. Not least the quiet roads, clean air and friendly people. Everyone you encounter speaks excellent English and they go about their business with an admirable level of efficiency.
Enjoy Jaw Dropping Vistas in the Julian Alps
To the north, the lakes and mountains of the Julian Alps offer you fabulous hiking opportunities. You will encounter primaeval forests, sparkling lakes, high Alpine meadows and many astounding waterfalls as you follow the well-marked trails. Lake Bohinj, the picturesque town of Bled and Kranjska Gora are all excellent bases from which to explore the mountains and offer ready access to the striking Triglav National Park.
From Kranjska Gora the dramatic Vrsic Pass wends its way over the mountains to the gorgeous So?a Valley beyond. Here, the small town of Bovec attracts kayaking and white water rafting enthusiasts. If you enjoy adventure sports then the Julian Alps are also the perfect place to try zip lining, horse riding, paragliding and quad biking.
Explore Ljubjlana and Beyond
The Capital, Ljubljana, is a small and compact city making it very easy to explore. The banks of the Ljubljanska River are perfect for a peaceful stroll and there are many excellent bars, cafés and restaurants to enjoy. The excellent Slovenian cuisine features Italian and Hungarian influences together with local specialities including delicious Štruklji (cheese dumplings). In the centre of the city there is a vibrant outdoor market with a vast array of fruit and vegetables, meat, fish and fresh flowers. Above the city centre Ljubjlana Castle sits proudly on Castle Hill and can be reached on foot or by funicular railway.
Slovenia may be best known for its Alpine scenery and pretty capital but there is so much more to explore. The awe inspiring Škocjan Caves to the south are a must see. Nearby you will find the Lipica Stud Farm, home of the world famous Lipizanner horses. Slovenia also boasts a short but gorgeous stretch of coastline on the Adriatic where there are two principle resorts. Portoroz is the more modern and lively whilst Piran is a pretty town built into the hillside with impressive Venetian architecture. Wherever you travel in Slovenia you will be enchanted and surprised in equal measure. Our hand-picked offers and exceptional discounts will ensure that you have a memorable stay. Sign up today to see all of our fabulous offers and to create alerts for exciting future sales.