Slovenia is ralatively new tourist destination, after its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Apart from its natural beauties has many charming towns, castles and many cultural events. That's why it is even more appealing and interesting to visit. Its countryside offers many opportunities to spend unique and unforgettable holidays.

Short facts about Slovenia:

Location: Central Europe, bordering to Austria, Croatia, Italy, Hungary  and Adriatic Sea
Size: 20.276 sq km (about the size of Wales, or the state of New Jersey)
People: Slovenians (90%), ethnical Italian and Hungarian minority
Language: Slovenian, on border areas also Italian and Hungarian
Population: 2 million
Capital: Ljubljana (300.000 inhabitants)
Politics: Since 1991 independent state, since 2004 member of EU and NATO, 2007 accepts EURO as official currency
History: Becouse of its position in the "very heart of Europe" it's history is very complex, has sites from Roman period and strong influences from Habsburgs and Venetians,  but still has unique and strong Slovenian identity
Climate: Mixture of continental and mediterranean climate with four seasons with hot summers and winters with snow, colourful fall and spring full of wild flowers.
Main attractions: Bled, Postojna cave, Škocjan cave, Piran, Ljubljana, Maribor, Ptuj, Olimje pharmacy, Hrastovlje, Škofja Loka, Soča valley, Goriška Brda, wine and outdoor activities...
Regions: Slovenia can be divided in 5 main regions
  • Gorenjska or NW region
  • Primorska with Kras - Littoral with inland
  • Štajerska and Prekmurje or NE Slovenia
  • Dolenjska with Bela Krajina or SE Slovenia
  • Ljubljana