A remarkable 53.6 per cent of Slovenia is protected land, a higher percentage than any nation on Earth except Venezuela. More than half of country total area is covered in forest, making Slovenia really one of the greenest countries in the world.
The Republika Slovenija or the Republic of Slovenia is located in in the heart of Europe, giving it an extra edge on the European global scene. The country is situated in South Central Europe, where the Alps (Julian, Karavanke, Kamnik and Dinaric) face the Pannonian Plains and the Mediterranean meets the underground habitat, the Karst. What will touch you most though when staying in a Slovenia hotel is the hospitality and friendliness of the Slovene people!
Visit the spectacular Postojna Cave, picturesque Lake Bled, the beautiful white horses of Lipica, the lush vineyards, and the very special experience of its primeval forests and other interesting natural attractions.
Slovenia has a population of two million and its official language is Slovene, one of the South Slavonic languages. Slovenia is situated at the intersection of the four major European geographic regions, namely the Alps, the Pannonian Plains, the Dinarides and the Adriatic Sea on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Slovenia is a land that abounds in forests, grasslands, fields, gardens, orchards and vineyards. Slovenia is rich in natural resources and is a peaceful country, with its Alpine peaks and primeval forests making it a place worth visiting.
Ljubljana, with a population of about 276,000 inhabitants, is a cosmopolitan city catering to the needs of both locals and visitors alike. Although Ljubljana ranks high among many of the European cities, it still retains the warmth and charm of a small town. This makes it attractive to people looking forward to some peace and a genuine social life in an urban setting with all modern facilities. Maribor is a smaller city with a population of about 115,000 people and is located in the foothills of Pohorje. It is slated to be the second key centre of Slovenia. The most ancient vine in the world grows here beside the Drava River. Kranj, which is the third largest city in Slovenia, has balanced its industrial and commercial development with its cultural tradition quite appreciably. The history of Slovenia’s hotel industry reaches back to the beginning of the 19th century when the first hotels in Ljubljana were built. Slovenia hotels in the then popular resort areas followed until the beginning of the 20th century, particularly at health resorts, which have an especially venerable tradition of hospitality. With so many contrasts and so much history, there is much to see and do in Slovenia. Ljubljana, proudly shows its Baroque and Art Nouveau influence. Other attractions include the Julian Alps with the picturesque Lake Bled in Bled and Soča Valley, as well as the nation’s highest peak, Mount Triglav. Perhaps even more famous is Slovenia’s Karst named after the Karst plateau in southwestern Slovenia. Taking a panoramic flight is a great way to view the Karst plateau. More than 28 million visitors have visited Postojna Cave, while a 15 minute ride from it are Škocjan caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A great way to see any of these sights is with a tour in Slovenia. If you want to stay close to a particular landmark, our map page shows you hotels in Slovenia you can book with us. Further in the same direction is the coast of the Adriatic Sea, with a jewel of Venetian style Gothic architecture, Piran. The hills around the nation’s second-largest city, Maribor, are renowned for their wine-making. Even though Slovenes tend to consume most of the wine they produce, some brands like Ljutomer have made their appearance abroad. Geology has made the north eastern part of the country rich with spas, with Rogaška Slatina being perhaps its most prominent site. Be sure to use your holiday to Slovenia to visit amazing places like Croatia and Italy also!
The countryside of Slovenia is breathtaking. You can learn of natural attractions on different transverses, mostly hiking trails, among which the Slovenian Alpine Transverse is the longest, leading through the hills and mountains from the northeast of Slovenia to Primorje. You can come to the points of interest on transverses by car as well, as in the case of Slovenian Speleological Transverse, which enables visitors to get a deeper insight into Slovenian karst caves. As proposed by the Tourism Board of Slovenia, you are reminded that quite often the byways are more attractive than highways. ‘Let’s take the Next Exit!’ is a program that prescribes invigorating trips on six thematic tourist routes in Slovenia: the Emerald, Wind, Amber, Sun, Peddler, and Goldenhorn routes. Slovenia has something for everyone – Romantic honeymoon locales, adventurous peaks of the Alps, serene and calm churches and the vibrant markets and streets of Ljubljana. Slovenia’s rich culture and uniqueness is just waiting to be discovered.