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Why Slovenia? PDF Print E-mail

 

  • Because Slovenia is absolutely gorgeous, hospitable and romantic.
  • Because 'love' is already a part of the country's name – Slovenia.
  • Because Slovenia offers unforgettable adventures for two.
  • Because not only Slovenian natural beauties are never more than a short drive away, but because romantic Venice is just a couple of hours away as well.

 

 

  • Because Slovenia has, “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.

 

  • Because Slovenia has, “misterious 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.

 

  • Because Slovenia has, “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.

 

  • Because Slovenia has, “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.

 

  • Because Slovenia is No. 5. in the world according to the National Geographic survey.
  • Because …
 
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Getting to Slovenia? PDF Print E-mail
1. BY AIR
Slovenia's national carrier Adria Airways offers regular schedule flights to most major European cities. Ljubljana is linked to Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich, Brussels, Paris, Barcelona, London, Dublin, Manchester, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Moscow, Split, Skopje, Sarajevo, Ohrid, Tirana, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Podgorica, Prague, Priština and others.
 

2. BY CAR
You can best get to know a country if you visit it by car. You can reach Slovenia via one of the border crossings with Italy, Austria, Hungary or Croatia, or you can rent a car in one of our car rental agencies. Slovenia's highways are good and clearly signposted, beside the roads you will find rest stops, inns with overnight accommodation, and motels.

 

3. RAIL TRAVEL
Almost every important tourist destination is served by modern and comfortable trains. Connections abroad are also excellent: you can come to Slovenia on direct lines from Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland and Serbia. Train travel is convenient and inexpensive.

 

4. MARITIME TRAVEL
Vessels arriving in the territorial waters of Slovenia from abroad may land only at the docks of the international border crossings in Koper, Piran and in Izola (seasonal border crossing). Upon mooring the vessel, the vessel, its crew, and the passengers must be registered with the border authorities. The following documents are needed for the procedure: the original documents for the vessel (proof of ownership of the vessel or authorization for its use), the captain's certificate of qualification to operate the vessel
and identity documents of people on the vessel.

 
5. BY BUS
It is also possible to reach Slovenia from neighbouring countries by bus. International bus transport is well organized and relatively inexpensive. The timetables and other information can be found at the web address.
 
 
Weather PDF Print E-mail
The weather in Slovenia varies from season to season. There are also three climatic influences that meet in the country. A harsh Alpine climate prevails in the mountains, the coast has a sub-Mediterranean climate, and the north-east lowlands have a continental climate. The average temperature is above 20°C in July, and around 0°C in January. It is worth checking the current weather, so that you can dress and equip yourself appropriately.