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Bled is a vacation hotspot for a lot of old people from all over Europe and the world. If you're young and travelling alone, it may be boring. It is also more expensive than you would expect.
Ljubljana is a nice capital city to relax in. You'll probably want to stay near the old town, as the rest of the city is pretty standard stuff. Try the walking tours from near the tourist center and also look for the antique sales that line the river on weekends. There are free concerts/events occasionally in the …
Celje, Slovenia’s third largest city, is situated roughly halfway between the capital, Ljubljana, and the second city, Maribor. Historically, it has had a turbulent past, but these days it’s a handsome and welcoming town with a lively cultural scene and its situation makes it a good base for exploring central Slovenia …
The Novo Mesto area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. However, only in the fourteenth century, on the hill above the waterfalls, a fortress was built by Rudolf IV of Habsburg. The peasant revolts and infections during the sixteenth century led to the decline of Novo Mesto. This lasted until the eighteenth …
Pretty Ankaran is situated on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast, just five kilometres from the border with Italy. Historically, this region changed hands several times between the Italian and Hapsburg empires, and later post-war Yugoslavia, so there’s a strong Italian influence. From the early twentieth century, Ankaran …
Kamnik is a small, historical town and in fact one of the oldest in Slovenia. Kamnik is quite easy reachable -- it's located a little more than twenty kilometers from the capital city of Ljubljana and around ten kilometers from the main international airport. With its rich history that is particularly present in the …
Izola (or Isola, which is Italian for island) is the second-largest city of the Slovenian coast, located between Koper and Piran. It is an old fishing city with rich history that not only offers several beautiful beaches, but also the largest marina in the country. If you are interested in checking out historical and …
Velenje does not make it into the guidebooks, which is a shame, as this is a really interesting city with plenty of cultural and sporting activities. Velenje is the model Yugoslavian new town, developed in the late 1950s around the existing mine. Modern apartment blocks were built to house the workers and their …
Located between the capital and the coast, the town of Postojna is home to two of Slovenia’s best-known tourist attractions, but it attracts few overnight visitors. Most visitors arrive on coach trips from the coastal resorts of northern Croatia or from Ljubjlana, and even during the peak season, visitors staying over …
Ptuj is a historic gem in northern Slovenia not far from Maribor. Though it's not well known outside of the area, it's a must-see in every local's opinion. The town is big enough to have some bigger new developments, but it's dominated by the sleepy old town and its historic hallmark, the fortified city. A truly …
The northwest Slovenian city of Bovec lies in the heart of Triglav National Park and recently was declared one of the European Destinations of Excellence winners. Often referred to as a paradise for relaxation and active vacations, the city is most frequently visited by hikers and sports enthusiasts, but if you just …
Maribor is little-known outside of the former Yugoslavia and Austria, but it deserves better recognition. This town, Slovenia's second city, is a highly developed and very civil city known for lush riverside greenery, sprawling parks, calm old town, and for being the gateway to the Alps and Austria. It's a very …
Kranjska Gora is a town in the northwest part of Slovenia, located close to the borders with Austria and Italy. It is an important tourist spot, perhaps best known for its winter sports culture. Located in the Zgornjesavska Valley and embraced by the peaks of the Alps and Karavanke Mountains, Kranjska Gora can be only …
Pretty Tolmin enjoys one of the most striking locations in Slovenia. The small town sits just above the confluence of the Soča and Tolminka rivers, not far from the borders with Italy and Austria. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, understandably popular with walkers. Not far outside the town, the dramatic …
Charming Piran is the highlight of Slovenia’s short coastline. This walled Venetian town is full of history -- Dubrovnik in miniature, if you like. While the town can easily be toured in a day, the emergence of several backpacker hostels in Piran has changed the accommodation scene in the last couple of years and …
Bled is a town located in the northwestern region of Slovenia and is without a doubt considered as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. It is famous for its lake, named simply Lake Bled, which surrounds a small island. You can get there with a number of different boats, but the most famous one …
If you are planing on visiting the Slovenian coast, chances are you will start your way in Koper. As the largest city in the region, it serves as a transportation hub with a relatively reach train and bus connections (domestic and international) and the only Slovenian port. Located only a few kilometres from the border …
Ljubljana is a city best experienced at a casual rate, taking in the breathtaking architecture, sitting with a coffee, and enjoying the street music. Although it is a capital city with many hostels, do not expect a spawling city and long hikes from attraction to attraction, the city only has a population of 300,000. …
Slovenia’s short Adriatic coastline has three charming Venetian towns -- and Portoroz. If that sounds harsh, it’s not meant to be -- at least in terms of looks, this manmade resort is not the jewel of Slovenia’s coastal towns. But where Koper, Izola, and Piran to the north have history on their side, Portoroz has mud …
Despite not being as widely known as Bled, Lake Bohinj (located in the town of the same name) is actually the largest permanent lake in Slovenia. It is located in the Upper Carniola region, just about twenty kilometres from Lake Bled. Although not flooded with tourists like Bled, there are plenty of things to see and …