The Republic of Slovenia lies in the very heart of Europe where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Panonian plains and the mysterious Karst. Slovenia has a population of 2 million and its capital city is Ljubljana. It is a member of the European Union.The official language is Slovene, one of the South Slavic languages. In Slovenia, the sun shines approximately 2000 hours per year. And yes, there is plenty of snow in winter.
Slovenia, in the very heart of Europe
Piran- old and picturesque seaside town
As a small, beautiful and picturesque country, Slovenia makes a great tourist destination. Mountains, lakes, waterfalls, forests, caves, hills, plains, rivers and the sea - you name it! You may find it all within a modest 20.273 km2 (half the size of Switzerland), as well as many natural and landscape parks. You can ski in the morning and surrender yourself to the luxury of the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon.
Slovenia has 46.6 km of sea coast - an inch per inhabitant.
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 on the flag.
Slovenia is also known for its great wines and delicious traditional couisine. The currency is the Euro (from 01 Jan. 2007). It is very easy to get here as the country is connected with the rest of the world by a modern highway network, railway system, international airports and ports.
Lake of Bled, the jewel of Gorenjska region
Triglav (Three Heads), with its 2864m the highest mountain in Slovenia and the symbol of our nation
Slovenian food is a feast for the gourmet. Many restaurants offer a wide range of traditional national dishes, as well as international dishes like pizza, pasta and oriental dishes. Try some of the traditional recipes and enjoy the Slovenian taste.
Wines- Slovenia lies on the southern slopes of the Alps and touches the Mediterranean, so it enjoys the best of both worlds, as well as climatic uncertainties from both north and south. The country has also always been at the crossroads of north and south, east and west, and travellers have brought viticultural knowledge from all the prominent viticultural nations.
Tourism is one of the most promising sectors of the economy in Slovenia. Every year 1.5 million foreign tourists visit Slovenia. The largest number of tourists comes from Germany, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Great Britain, the Netherlands and other European countries. In addition, the number of tourists from the United States is steadily growing. Visiting Slovenia could provide an interesting mixture of leisure, recreation and exciting excursions.
Logarska valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in Savinjske Alps
Golf, one of the numerous courts near Bled
Slovenia is especially attractive to those who enjoy mountains and lakes, or spending time on the ski slopes. There are more than seven thousand kilometres of marked mountain trails for hiking and climbing. You can also try high-adrenaline sports or spend time on the Mediterranean coast. Last but not least, Slovenia has 15 natural spas, where you can take care of your health with help of thermal mineral waters.
But you could also choose to "travel back through time" in museums, castles, churches and galleries and then go on to enjoy yourself in the evening at one of our casinos as well.
So welcome to Slovenia- we wish you a really pleasant stay at our country!
Rogaska health Spa
Do you want to know more about Slovenia? Please visit websites below:
Ptuj- in the arms of history
Otocec- centennial charm of the castle
Lipica- nearness of horses
Bohinj- oasis of the Alps
Bovec- paradise at the foot of the mountains
Kras-fantastic underground world
Piran- coastal jewel
Ljubljana- the capital and the city of culture
The official Travel Guide to Slovenia
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