Located in Central Europe and Southeastern Europe, officially known as the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia shares its border with Hungary to the northeast, with Croatia to the south and southeast, with Italy to the west and with Austria to the north. There are 286 protected areas in Slovenia that include nature parks, national parks and regional parks (36% of the total land area). For its Alpine and Pre-Alpine landscapes in the north and with numerous cultural and natural amenities, Slovenia is a very beautiful and worth visiting country. A unique blend of Austrian, Hungarian, Mediterranean and Balkan cuisine, Slovenia cuisine has a lot to offer to every individual and also caters to the need and taste of every individual. Hotels, bars, restaurants and nightclubs are plentiful in Slovenia and also cater to the need and budget of every individual.
Getting to Slovenia
It takes nearly 3 hours to reach Slovenia from UK by flight. Many different airlines are offering their services between UK and Slovenia. It takes almost 24 hours to reach Ljubljana from London via Paris, Munich and Bled by train and connecting trains.
Ljubljana: Located in Ljubljana Basin in the middle of the country, Ljubljana is the capital, educational, industrial, economic, cultural and political center and the biggest city of Slovenia. Tivoli Park (the largest park in Slovenia), Ljubljana Castle, Old town (neighborhoods), Dragon Bridge, Triple Bridge is arguably the top 5 out of 72 major tourist attractions in and around Ljubljana.
Bled: An Alpine Town located in northwestern Slovenia alongside the glacial Lake Bled, Bled is a very popular tourist destination not only for its beautiful landscapes all around and the glacial Lake Bled but also for its vanilla and cream pastry. It is a health resort and a starting point for many outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking, playing golf, horseback-riding and fishing. Bled Castle, Lake Bled, Bled Island, Bled Gold and Country Club, Emerald River Adventure (Tours) is arguably the top 5 out of 18 major tourist attractions in and around Bled.
Kranjska Gora: Close to the Austrian and Italian borders, located in northwestern Slovenia (the Upper Carniola region), Kranjska Gora is a popular winter sports town. Plancia located nearby Tamar Valley (walking distance from the town) is a famous ski jumping hill and the hosting site for the Vitranc Cup (an annual event in the Alpine skiing World Cup series).
Beaches in Slovenia
Though Slovenia has a relatively smaller coastline (approx 43 km), on the Balkan Coastline you will find some pristine beaches that are still uncrowded but totally safe, offering different kinds of beaches with lots of amenities within reach and ideal for water sports, sunbathing, swimming and relaxing. Piran, Koper, Portoroz, Izola are the places that offer some of the best amenities and beaches in Slovenia.
Skiing in Slovenia
Bled, Bohinj, Cerkno, Kobla, Vogel is the top 5 out of 26 ski resorts for the beginners, intermediates and expert skiers. For the expert skiers Bohinj (top lift 1971 m) and Vogel (top lift 1800 m) are the most challenging and ideally suited.