A hidden treasure in Central Europe
Located in Central Europe, Slovenia is bordered by Italy, Croatia, Austria and Hungary with the Mediterranean at its foot. A northern Pannonian and southern Dinaric landscape featuring mountains, forests and historic cities makes Slovenia a great holiday destination. Adventurous outdoor travellers can hike to the Logarska Valley and Triglav Lakes valley or scale the nation’s highest peak, Mount Triglav. Postojna Cave is a great attraction and an underground guided tour on board a tram is an ideal way to explore this subterranean world. The capital city, Ljubljana is popular with tourists. Marvel over the Old Town centre, stroll the cobbled streets and enjoy Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Jože Plečnikor, Slovenia’s famed architect, is responsible for some of Ljubljana’s finest buildings. Spend a relaxing and refined afternoon in Maribor, Slovenia’s best region for wine-making; join a tasting session at a vineyard and purchase a bottle to take home.
Take a trip to Slovenia to be charmed by the carefully preserved Old Town of the capital city and enchanted by the beautiful landscape. Hike through valleys and mountains or explore the cobbled streets of the towns. Slovenia offers both contemporary and historic attractions.
When to Go?
Slovenia has an Oceanic climate with Continental features including hot summers and moderately cold winters. The rainy season runs from late summer into early autumn so travellers are advised to bring a brolly. January is the coldest month of the year with average daily temperatures of 0°C. July is the most popular month for tourism with temperatures of 30°C drawing the crowds, yet November and December are also favoured for their festive markets.
How to get there?
Slovenia is served by three main airports; Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU), Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport (MBX) and Portorož Airport (POW). Direct flights from the UK are available to Ljubljana. EasyJet operate services from London Stansted and Adria Airways from London Gatwick; the journey takes just over two hours. Passengers can travel throughout the country by rail, with a reliable national rail link.
No visit to Slovenia would be complete without taking a trip to the picturesque Lake Bled. Take a boat ride out onto the water to relax amongst nature; embark at the lake’s island to explore the turreted church. On the banks at the top of an impressive cliff sits Bled Castle, a Baroque fort. Discover ancient frescoes and the 16th century chapel within the grounds. An Alpine landscape dominates the skyline around Bled and is a perfect location for winter sports and activities including paragliding.