10 Reasons to Visit Slovenia

Here are 10 reasons to visit Slovenia:

1. Ljubljana

Ljubljana
Ljubljana

One of the best places to visit in Slovenia is undoubtedly the capital and largest city of Ljubljana. Despite the fact that Ljubljana is much smaller than most European capitals, there is a unique charm that stands out from the crowd. Tromostovje, also known as the Triple Bridge, where the three picturesque bridges, the most important attraction of the city, are located next to each other. You can also explore the Old Town castles and medieval squares, see the original Roman city walls, or relax in the popular Tivoli Park. Ljubljana is home to the impressive zoological garden, the Slovenian Philharmonic and the Slovenian National Theater, as well as the capital of magnificent art and architecture.

2. Lake Bled

Lake Bled
Lake Bled

Bled Lake, which serves as the gateway to the Triglav National Park, is a natural lake surrounded by the Julian Alps. The emerald green lake is not wide and you can walk around on foot. There is a church dating from the 17th century around the lake. You can also go horses on the banks of the lake, rent a boat to explore the water, or climb 15 minutes to reach the Bled, and watch the spectacular lake view.

3. Triglav National Park

Triglav National Park
Triglav National Park

If you want to enjoy the open air and discover some of Slovenia’s incredible scenic scenes, you are in an ideal spot to visit Triglav National Park. For spectacular scenery, you can try out the Triglav Mountain or the Vogel Cable Car Ride.

4. Postojna

Postojna
Postojna

Postojna is a relatively small town in Slovenia. In the Postojna a 20 kilometer chamber with a ceiling height of about 50 meters is known for its extensive cave system with corridors and galleries. There is even a train tour that takes you to some part of the cave system. Caves are the engineering wonders.

5. Piran

Piran
Piran

Located at the tip of Southwest Slovenia and on the Adriatic Sea coast, Piran can remind you of Italy. Piran can be a small area but it is charming, historic and scenic. History enthusiasts, the main square called Tartinijev trg, Venetian House and the oldest building of the city. They should see places like George Church.

6. Ptuj

Ptuj
Ptuj

Located on the banks of the Drava River, the city of Ptuj in eastern Slovenia has a collection of historical architecture. Ptuj is considered to be one of the oldest cities in Slovenia and has been living local culture since the Stone Age. You will see the Orpheus Monument, the artifacts and castle in Ptuj Grad, the City Hall built in 1907 and the 13th-century Dominican Monastery, all dating back to Roman times.

7. Celje

Celje
Celje

One of the oldest cities in Slovenia, Celje, a small city on the banks of Savinja River, is a city built in the 14th century and once a magnificent castle. The best way to spend a day in Celje is to walk to the old city of Old Celje, which dates back to the middle ages of the buildings; You can surf the cobbled streets, dine in traditional restaurants and admire the traditional architecture of the entire city.

8. Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora

Located on the north-west of Slovenia, popular for winter sports enthusiasts, Kranjska Gora is always on the lookout for skiing and snowboarding because of frequent snowfalls. At the same time there are hard walks and opportunities to rent mountain bikes in the area.

9. Koper

Koper
Koper

Koper, one of the oldest coastal towns in Slovenia and a major port, is one of the most important places in the country. Once part of the Venetian Empire, the harbor passed into the Yugoslav rule. Today, Koper is a less well-known destination but still offers pleasant places. You can walk to the heart of the city, Tito Square, discover the refurbished Praetorian Palace or climb the Campanile’s bell-tower to see spectacular landscapes. It is located on a public beach in Koper Marina, ideal for swimming or for a picnic.

10. Maribor

Maribor
Maribor

After Ljubljana, Maribor is the largest city in Slovenia. It is located near the Austrian border and is located on the banks of the Drava River. Maribor houses the wine-producing industry that surrounds the city.

You can also see the Stara trta, which is a long history of 450 years, or the oldest suspension bridge in the world. Do not miss the large squares of Maribor, which include Slomškov Square, Main Square and Castle Square, all offering lots of charm and historical architecture.


Tourism in Slovenia

Winter sports attract many tourists to the country. Therefore, tourism is one of the important sources of income.

Slovenia offers a wide variety of landscapes, including tourists, Alpine in the north, the Mediterranean in the south, Pannonian in the north, and Dinaric in the south. At the same time, Slovenia has a number of small medieval towns serving as major tourist attractions. Among them, the most famous are Ptuj, Škofja Loka and Piran.

In 2017, 3.4 million tourists visited Slovenia. Italy is the most visiting country. Italy followed by the following countries; Germany, Austria, Croatia, South Korea, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Serbia and the Czech Republic.


Some Facts About Slovenia

  • Population: 2,081,633
  • Population Density: 103 per Km2
  • Land Area: 20,140 Km ²

Slovenia is the country located in the south of Central Europe. Slovenia, formerly part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, gained its independence in 1991. The country joined the European Union in 2004. It is the first country to join the European Union from the Republic of Yugoslavia. Slovenian Alps cover the majority of the country Slovenian Alps and the eastern part is the extensions of the Great Hungarian Plain.

Slovenia on the world map
Where is Slovenia?

It is a Central European state with Italy in the west, Austria in the north, Hungary in the eastern-north, and Croatia in the south.

Geography

Most of the territory of Slovenia, which lies between the center of Central Europe and the Port of Trieste, is mountainous. Located in the Julia Alps with steep and beautiful views in the north-west, Triglav Peak is the highest point in the country. The Karawanke Mountains extend along the Austrian border. Further south and south-east are the Komnik Mountains.

Governance

Slovenia is governed by a multi-party bicameral republic regime. The president is elected by the public for a period of five years. There are Parliamentary elections in every five years.

Climate

The inner part of the country has a terrestrial climate and the narrow part of the Adriatic Sea has a Mediterranean climate. In the northern highlands, the winters are very cold and overcast. Forests covering the country are more than half of its land. The reason for this is that the temperature and the precipitation are appropriate.

Religion

97% of the population is Catholic.

Industry

The most important resources in Slovenia are iron, zinc, lignite, and steel. The industry is very developed in the country. Furniture, textiles, chemistry, and paper are the main reasons for keeping the industry alive. Also, important agricultural products in the country include grapes, corn, wheat, and potatoes. Koper harbor is the biggest trading port of the country.

Art

Slovenia’s visual arts, architecture, and design are shaped by a range of architects, designers, painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic artists, comics, illustrators and conceptual artists. Furthermore, the most prestigious institutions exhibiting the works of Slovenian visual artists are the National Gallery of Slovenia and the Museum of Modern Art.

Sports

Sports such as handball, basketball, volleyball, ice hockey, rowing, swimming, tennis, boxing, and athletics are very popular throughout the country.

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