One of the smallest and least famous countries of Europe? Don’t be fooled! Slovenia’s location at one of Europe’s true geographical, cultural and historical crossroads has blessed the country with a wealth of sights and attractions. Nature has been generous to Slovenia. For those heading back to nature there are numerous natural parks. Triglav National Park encompasses Slovenia’s most beautiful mountains, the Julian Alps, with the picturesque Lake Bled and the Soča Valley, popular with skiers and hikers. There are over 9,000 karst caves in Slovenia, some of which are considered among the worlds’ most beautiful. The best-known are Postojna Cave, with more than 28 million visitors, and the UNESCO-listed Škocjan Caves. There are almost 50 natural parks, which offer wonderful free time opportunities. Green forests cover almost 60% of Slovenian land. You can learn more about the rich cultural and historic heritage of Slovenia in the many museums, galleries and libraries. In a region that once hosted thousands of castles, many are still preserved. Bled Castle, Ljubljana Castle, Predjama Castle and Celje’s Old Castle are must-sees in any visit Slovenia. The National Museum, the Museum of Natural History and the Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana should not be missed either. Love S-love-nia!
Population: 2.06 million | Capital: Ljubljana | Language: Slovenian | Surface: 20,273km2