Six reasons to visit Slovenia, a gem at the heart of Europe
Despite its breathtaking natural beauty, the central European nation of Slovenia remains off the radar for many travellers...
Places in Slovenia
Lake Bled & the Julian Alps
This is the Slovenia of the tourist posters: mountain peaks, Alpine meadows, postcard-perfect lakes. Prepare to be charmed by Lake Bled (an island and a castle!), and surprised by Lake Bohinj (how does Bled score all that attention when down the road is Bohinj?). Mt Triglav's lofty peak may dazzle you enough to prompt an ascent.
Eastern Slovenia, embracing three provinces, rises from flat agricultural lands to snow-capped peaks. Its mountains, rivers and thermal waters provide a natural playground, while many of its historic towns date back to Roman times. Sizable Štajerska (Styria) has swathes of farmland, much of it rich with vineyards, obligingly linked by cyclable wine routes.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Slovenia: Europe's outdoor adventure playground
The central European country of Slovenia packs an adventure-sports punch much greater than its diminutive size would suggest...
Ljubljana: a small but beautiful capital
Ljubljana, Slovenia's biggest city (say lyoob-lya-nah – the j’s are mostly silent), also happens to be one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals...
Cows' Ball - world's best festivals
'Bohinj lakeside from air' by ufoncz. Creative Commons Attribution Location: Bohinj, Slovenia Date: third Sunday in September. 15 Sep 2013; 21 Sep 2014; 20 Sep 2015...
Ask Lonely Planet: where can I have a high-energy holiday?
Looking for a trip that will get your pulse racing? This week, the experts from Lonely Planet Traveller magazine show reader Stephanie Hafner where to go for an active holiday. 1...