Slovenia is a small but very beautiful, diverse country. Traveling the state, you can find yourself in three different climate zones: continental, alpine and subalpine within a few hours. Visitors here are primarily attracted by the magnificent views of the Julian Alps and the Slovenian Karst, as well as the picturesque coast with historic cities with an Italian atmosphere.
The capital of the country, Ljubljana is an intimate and very pleasant city in which the old buildings have been preserved in excellent condition. The Old Town situated at the foot of the castle hill stretches along the banks of the Ljubljanica River. In addition to baroque, eclectic and Art Nouveau tenements and palaces, you can find plenty of pubs and restaurants with gardens on the banks of the river. The capital's curiosity is the cultural alternative district, called the Metelkova City Autonomous Culture Center.
The Adriatic coast of Slovenia is only 40 km long, but it is a very attractive place to relax. In addition to historic towns, thriving resorts have sprung up, where you can not only sunbathe on the beach, but also enjoy the entertainment of night life and enjoy water sports. The most famous coastal city is Piran, whose Old Town is on the UNESCO list. Portorož, in turn, is famous for its rich entertainment life and casinos. Izola, Koper and Ankaran are also popular among tourists.
Among the Slovenian regions, the most attractive for tourists is Karst. There are unique caves here, whose corridors stretch tens of kilometers underground. The most famous are the UNESCO-listed Scottish Caves, Postojna Cave, Krizna cave with underground lakes and Vilenica.
Active tourism enthusiasts will find their Slovenian mecca in the Alps. There is one of the country's most famous attractions, Lake Bled with a small island on which stands a historic church. Right next to it you can find the largest and extremely picturesque lake Bohinj in the country. Both lakes are perfect for water sports.
However, the Alps are primarily mountain and ski tourism. The highest peak of the country, Triglav (2,864 m) is located here, which can be reached by foot. Many routes in the Julian Alps are ferrata and you need a climbing harness, lanyard and helmet to cover them. The region also has the largest Slovenian sports and active tourism center, Bovec and Soča Valley. In winter, you can go cross-country and downhill skiing, in summer, climbing, mountain biking and paragliding.