Placed strategically between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia has been named by some as “The Green Piece of Europe” and rightfully so. In any case, Slovenia boasts of incredible natural curiosities, such as numerous karst caves, serene lakes and impressive mountains.
There are many things you can do with your family in Slovenia, as well, so if you love nature or just want to enjoy the open air, it’s a great idea to plan your family holidays in Slovenia.
Spelunking – There are more than a thousand limestone caves in Slovenia, and although not all of them are open to the public, some of the best ones are, like the Skocjan Cave, Snezna Jama Cave and the Postojna Cave, which is the most visited cave in all of Europe.
Summer activities can be even more attractive – beside several beautiful beaches along the Slovenian coast, Slovenia is a paradise for backpackers – mountain climbing is accessible in most parts of Slovenia.
It’s possible to travel to Slovenia by car, motorcycle, train, bus or plane. What type of transport you are going to use when arriving to Slovenia relies on the distance of your home, but when you are traveling in Slovenia a car (or a motorcycle) is a must. It is very complicated to get anywhere if you do not have a car, specifically if your plan is to find some secret corners of Slovenia.
Why you should add Slovenia to your European holiday
These days, it’s rare to travel to a country you know almost nothing about, where you have hardly any expectations, and where your friends haven’t already been.
All I knew about Slovenia was that it was home to Lake Bled, an incredibly blue body of water that has an island with a church in the middle.
Bled is a pretty town surrounded by towering mountains — the kind of place with flowers in the window boxes, where people call greetings across the street and you can almost always hear a horse neighing in a nearby paddock.
It takes about an hour and a half to walk around the lake — longer if you stop to have a swim or hike up to the Osojnica viewpoint — and it really is as pretty as a postcard. More…
Slovenia is quite well linked up with other cities in Europe with the international airport that is about 25 km from Ljubljana. Other alternatives to come to Slovenia are by train or car. Despite Slovenia has its own language English is also quite well spoken as a second language by many people because it is habitually the first foreign language taught in schools.
I have to confess I thought I had never heard of the Julian Alps when Lonely Planet named it one of the top 10 regions to visit in 2018. The Julian Alps are the official name of the Alps when they stretch from Italy across Slovenia. The Julian Alps of Slovenia are named after Julius Ceasar who built a town at the foot of the mountains.
The most famous place now in the Slovenian Alps is Lake Bled, the most popular resort in Slovenia. You may have seen photos of the charming little church set in the middle of a lake surrounded by mountains. There is, however, so much more to the Julian Alps than Lake Bled!
Slovenia is often understated as travel destination. However, this little gem is home to natural beauty, varying from the mountain ranges of the Julian Alps over gorges to vast lakes, such as the highlight of the region: Lake Bled.
For centuries, Lake Bled with its island, which is actually the only one in the entire country, has been known as a paradise location. It’s full of beauty, wealthy of legend and hosts a special power that will help every visitor to restore the own well being. The island in the middle of the lake can be visited through traditional boats, called “pletna”.
Also, the lake is surrounded by not only mountains, but also by a castle that functions as an open-air museum. Within the whole area of the castle different artists showcase their traditional art: whether it is the printing of paper, the decoration of wine bottles or honey making – every visitor can try these cultural inherits him- or herself.
Besides a visit to the Lake bled, one should head further for the hills by the surrounding Julian Alps. Go hiking, enjoy whitewater rivers and stunning high-mountain scenery, take a walk in the beautiful deep forests or, in winter time, go skiing. More…
So guests don’t have to worry too much if they need any assistance or advice. Despite prices get higher in last years Slovenia is yet cheaper than the Western Europe.