Slovenia ~ 12 reasons why it should be on top of your travel list

Slovenia ~ 12 reasons why it should be on top of your travel list

The country I am proud to call my home, is the only country in the world, that has LOVE in its name. After your visit you’ll understand… It will impress you to that extent, that the only thing you could do, is LOVE it!

Slovenia is amazingly beautiful, but it’s not a very known country. Perhaps exactly lack¬†of recognition kept it pristine. Despite being small, our lovely country has it all (ha, and it even rimes ūüėČ).

I would write Slovenia will surprise you with its pristine nature, rich history and gastronomic experience. A while ago I read an article in Airserbia magazine that poetically describes it:

“Between the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea and the Pannonian plains, there is a place where forests touch lakes, mountains merge with seas and vineyards overlap with fields – the perfect destination at all times.”

Sounds like a magic place from a fairytale, doesn’t it?

Here’s a glimpse of what you can see and do in Slovenia:

Mountains

Slovenia¬†is¬†full¬†of hiking trails,¬†the prettiest¬†for¬†me¬†being¬†at Gorenjska (that’s also where I live). During¬†winter¬†you¬†can¬†try¬†our ski slopes and during summer same hills turn to adventure parks.

Lakes

The fact that¬†the¬†very¬†close¬†area of lakes¬†or sea cannot¬†be privatized¬†gives¬†you¬†a¬†great opportunity¬†for walking¬†or cycling tours around lakes. You can even swim in most of them or at least have a coffee and kremŇ°nita¬†(Bled cream cake) with a spectacular view.

Seaside

Coastal part is a nice mix of Italy and Istria. Observe how architectural styles change throughout the country. My favorite ones are stone houses from the coastal part. There are also some nice parts for swimming and enjoying evenings with beautiful sunsets.

Caves

The underground world of Slovenia will leave you speechless! When you visit, a train ride through magical Postojna cave is a must ūüėČ

Rivers

Canoeing and rafting will take care of adrenaline addicts. To the rest, they offer magnificent views.

Food

Well,¬†I¬†once¬†said¬†that home of the best¬†pizza¬†is¬†not¬†in Italy,¬†but¬†across¬†the border. It’s¬†a¬†bold¬†thing¬†to say,¬†but¬†I¬†say¬†it again – Slovenia makes best pizzas (sorry my Italian friends!). And it’s¬†not¬†just pizzas, no! The traditional food of each region offers variety on your menu.¬†I¬†bet gastronomic experience of Slovenia will be one of your favorites.

Wine

After “dine” comes the “wine” ūüėĀ vineyards¬†and wine cellars are a special story in Slovenia. Each winemaker has their own old recipe, producing¬†100% natural wines without chemicals. For the most enthusiastic wine lovers, there are even wine tours ūüėČ

Forests

No wonder Slovenia is a¬†synonym for the green country – 64% of it is covered with forests. My favorite is the road to Pokljuka, where you’re surrounded by tall spruce trees, that look like green giant guardians of a secret, hidden gem.

Natural thermal springs & thermal spas

When you are tired from hiking and city bustle, this is a perfect way of relaxation. Springs are located on the plains but also at the seaside, so you just need to pick the view that suits you best.

Castles

Lose your way on hallways of medieval castles and listen to tales of knights and witches from centuries ago. My favorite one is Predjama castle, the largest cave castle in the world.

Rich history

Despite being a fairly young country (became independent in 1991), Slovenia is full of history.

Lipizzaner horses

Lipica is the home of the graceful white Lipizzaner horses. Grab a blanket and fill a basket with snacks and drinks before you come Рthis is just a perfect picnic spot.

You see? In Slovenia, you can do anything!
But I challenge you – don’t believe what I say, come check it yourself ūüėČ
Thank you so much for reading!
Love,
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Interested in Europe? Head to Rome¬†or Amsterdam! ūüėČ

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