Slovenia is Europe best kept secret. Apart from its natural beauties it has many charming towns, castles and many cultural events. Its countryside offers some of best opportunities to spend unique and unforgettable holidays.
Central Europe, bordering to Austria, Croatia, Italy, Hungary and Adriatic Sea
20.276 sq km (about the size of Wales, or the state of New Jersey)
Slovenians (90%), ethnical Italian and Hungarian minority
Slovenian, on border areas also Italian and Hungarian
Ljubljana (300.000 inhabitants)
Since 1991 independent state, since 2004 member of EU and NATO, 2007 accepts EURO as official currency
Becouse of its position in the “very heart of Europe” it’s history is very complex, has sites from Roman period and strong influences from Habsburgs and Venetians, but still has unique and strong Slovenian identity
Mixture of continental and mediterranean climate with four seasons with hot summers and winters with snow, colourful fall and spring full of wild flowers.
Bled, Postojna cave, Škocjan cave, Piran, Ljubljana, Hrastovlje, Škofja Loka, Soča valley, Goriška Brda, wine and outdoor activities…
Slovenia can be divided in 5 main regions: Gorenjska or NW region, Primorska with Kras – Littoral with inland, Štajerska and Prekmurje or NE Slovenia, Dolenjska with Bela Krajina or SE Slovenia, Ljubljana