Slovenia) has just 47km of coastline on the Adriatic Sea.
Picturesque Piran (Pirano) in Italian), sitting at the tip of a narrow peninsula, is everyone’s favourite town on the Slovenian coast.
Coastal Slovenia’s largest town, Koper (Capodistria in Italian) at first glance appears to be a workaday port city that scarcely gives tourism a second thought.
The Soča Valley) region (Posočje) stretches from Triglav National Park) to Nova Gorica), including the outdoor activity centres of Bovec) and Kobarid.
Central Primorska is a land of steep slopes, deep valleys and innumerable ravines with plenty of good hiking, the magical Idrijca River and a couple of interesting towns.
Every country with a coast has got to have a honky-tonk beach resort and Portorož (Portorose in Italian) is Slovenia)’s.
Izola, a somewhat scruffy fishing port 7km southwest of Koper, is the poor relation among the historical towns on the Slovenian coast, especially genteel Piran).
Soča Valley's de facto capital, Bovec) offers plenty for adventure-sports enthusiasts.
Idrija) means three things: žlikrofi (ravioli of cheese, bacon and chives), lace and mercury.
The karst cave at Postojna), one of the largest in the world, is among Slovenia)’s most popular attractions and its stalagmite and stalactite formations are unequalled anywhere.
The charming town of Kobarid is quainter than nearby Bovec), and despite being surrounded by mountain peaks, it feels more Mediterranean than Alpine, with an Italianate look (the border at Robič is only 9km to the west).
Cerknica) is the largest town on a lake that isn’t always a lake – one of Slovenia’s most unusual natural phenomena.
The Karst region (www.
The immense system of karst caves at Škocjan, a Unesco World Heritage site, easily rival those at Postojna), and for many travellers, a visit here will be a highlight of their trip to Slovenia – a page right out of Jules Verne’s A Journey to the...
A quiet town in the Cerknica River Valley, Cerkno is an important destination for ethnologists and party-goers alike when the Laufarija, the ancient Shrovetide celebration, takes place.