Beautiful forests make up a large proportion of the landscape of Slovenia, while grape vines are grown on the sunny slopes of hills in many areas. For those looking for nature there are numerous natural parks, while Triglav National Park encompasses Slovenia's most beautiful mountains, the Julian Alps.
In addition to the mountain peaks, there are hills all around the country that make popular excursion destinations. The stunning waterfalls and the busy rivers, full of activities to awaken a genuine experience of nature. There are also treasures hidden underground, in the magnificent caves of the Karst.
Slovenia's rich architectural heritage can be seen in both town and country. Well-preserved medieval town centres and more modern public buildings in various famous architectural styles will delight you. The rural architecture varies from region to region, provide wonderful open-air museums.
Slovenia's diverse houses and palaces are certainly an important part of its heritage. Most of them can be explored from the inside.
Be inspired by the urban images of architecture of the famed Plečnik that inhabits the capital city of Ljubljana or the fascinating lake Bled with its island, where you can ring the bell at the church and make a wish.
Be bedazzled by the rocking land of the unique Karst landscape that stretches over approximately 500 square kilometres or by the bewitching nature of the magical Kočevje virgin forest.
Feel the mystic art of the famous veduta of Piran, this medieval pearl that gives the memorable seaside views or discover the deep spirit of the numerous thermal-water springs reaching the surface at 32-73˚C and round it up with tasting wine from the oldest vine in the world, the 400-year-old vine in Maribor.
Although Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, it is small and pretty, easy to get around, and full of surprises.
During winter it has a dreamy central European character, during summer it has a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere. It is remarkable for its rich tradition, youthful vibrancy, cultural creativity, feel for entertainment, and numerous green spaces.
Ljubljana has a unique character at every turn and is the most convenient base for exploring Slovenia's diverse beauty. Within a single day you can visit the coast and high mountains and experience the Mediterranean, Alpine and continental climate.