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I Feel Slovenia

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The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the mysterious Karst.

In Slovenia, the sun shines approximately 2,000 hours per year. And there is plenty of snow in winter. The average temperatures are -2°C in January and 21°C in July. Green is the dominant colour. There are many woods and forests in Slovenia – covering more than half of the country – and numerous preserved and protected plant and animal species.

Slovenia makes a great tourist destination. You can ski in the morning and surrender yourself to the luxury of the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon. 

The highest mountain is called Triglav - the name meaning "three-heads" - and it is 2864m high. The mountain is a true national symbol, featured on the national coat of arms and the flag.

The country is also known for its great wines and delicious traditional food.

Quick and easy access to information in English about Slovenia is available at the portal www.slovenia.si.

I FEEL SLOVENIA

This small country is a big attraction. Extending over 20,273 square kilometres and situated in Central Europe between Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia. Slovenia has become a tourism magnet that can easily be reached using all forms of transport. Within only few hours drive the holiday-makers in Slovenia can enjoy the majestic peaks of the Alps, relax in modern thermal spas, admire the lively towns of Ljubljana and Maribor, swim in the Adriatic Sea and spend a wonderful time on the sun-soaked beaches. Beside that there are other highlights, such as the cave systems of Postojna and Škocjan, unique across the world, and a cuisine that unites many influences from different European countries in best possible way. More: www.slovenia.info

SUNNY ALPS

The mighty but easily accessible Julian Alps, the tourist area in this attractive geographical area is linked by the offer of four developed tourist towns: Bled, Kranjska Gora, Bohinj and Bovec with the Soča Valley. Most of the area is within the Triglav National Park which measures 85 hectares and is one of the largest natural parks in Europe. The park lies in the vicinity of high stony mountains including Mount Triglav (2864 m); the highest mountain of Slovenia - and deep river gorges, highland karst potholes and friendly highlands. More: Alps

SMILING POHORJE

Pohorje and the Maribor region is a green oasis on the eastern end of the Alps. Maribor Pohorje covers an area of about 1000 square km and is covered with coniferous forests. Pohorje is divided, according to its boundaries  into: Maribor and Hoče, Slovenska Bistrica, Konjice and Zreče, Ruše, Lovrenc, Ribnica and Slovenj Gradec Pohorje.  Maribor and Hoče, Konjice and Zreče, and Slovenj Gradec Pohorje are winter tourist areas where skiing centres have developed (Areh, Rogla, Kope); in the Maribor Pohorje region there are competitions for the World Cup in Alpine skiing for women. More: Pohorje

LIVELY LJUBLJANA

Ljubljana with about 276,000 inhabitants, is considered a city which suits everyone from its inhabitants to its numerous visitors as well. Despite the fact that it ranks among the middle sized European cities, it  maintains the friendliness of a small town, and at the same time possesses all the characteristics of a metropolis.
Here, at the meeting point of the cultures of the east and the west, the old interlaces in harmony with the new. In Ljubljana the remainders of all the five millenniums of its history are preserved, among these is the legacy of the Roman town of Emona and the Old Town with its medieval castle. More: Ljubljana

GREEN MEDITERRANEAN

The Slovene coast which measures 46.6 kilometres is covered with abundant vegetation. Here is a natural reserve with a rich supply of marl and sandstone and the unique Strunjan cliff which ascends 80 metres above the sea and is the highest cliff wall on the Adriatic coast. Here are the Sečovlje salt-works, first mentioned in the 13th century. Due to their extremely abundant natural and historical heritage they were named a regional park and are a rich sanctuary of plant and animal worlds. More: Coast

MYSTERIOUS KARST

It is ’’the fault’’ of limestone and water that the Karst has two faces – one above and one under its surface. At the surface they create karst sinkholes, karren, springs, karst windows and poljes (Planinsko, Cerkniško polje), and under the surface there are numerous potholes and karst caves – it is said that the Slovene Karst is the most beautiful part of our planet’s underground world. In Slovenia there are more than one thousand karst caves and potholes, 20 treasures of limestone masterpieces by disappearing karst waters are opened for tourists. More: Karst

JERUZALEM IN SLOVENIA

Jeruzalem with its holy name, energetic vibes, wine road with top white wines, exquisite viewpoints and pilgrimage church has every right to be named a place of heaven. It is a part of Prlekija which is situated in the north-eastern Slovenia and borders Austria on the north Croatia on the south. It is a country of rich cuisine, top wines, curvy terrace hills, melodious rattles (klopotec) as well as of rich cultural, natural and ethnologic heritage, thermal springs, spas and trotter horses. More: Jeruzalem

 

Places You Must See

With its points of interest and natural beauty, Slovenia is, even for those who live here, a surprising and interesting country. With such diversity it is sometimes difficult to decide where to go. To make your decision easier, the most frequently visited destinations are listed below (source: the Statistical office of the Republic of Slovenia) – destinations which you really MUST SEE in our country. Among them you can find natural attractions, museums and galleries, swimming areas, casinos and gaming salons. Have an interesting and enjoyable day! More: The_most_frequently_visited_destinations

For more information:

http://www.slovenia.info