Rising gently above a wide valley, Ptuj (in English sounding not unlike someone spitting) forms a symphony of red-tile roofs best viewed from across the Drava River. One of the oldest towns in Slovenia, Ptuj equals Ljubljana in terms of historical importance but the compact medieval core, with its castle, museums, monasteries and churches, can easily be seen in a day. There are so many interesting side trips and activities in the area that you may want to base yourself here for a while.
Ptuj destination guides
Maribor and Ptuj Tour from Ljubljana
Maribor is the second biggest town in Slovenia and in character totally different from Ljubljana and the western parts of the country. It is situated on the banks of the Drava River, in the hilly countryside among the best vineyards. You will visit the city's famous wine cellar and taste excellent wines from the region.