Predjamski Grad is the most unique castle we have ever seen. It was built in 13th within a cave mouth! It looks absolutely amazing and is one of the best tourist attraction in the country. The castle was featured in many famous movies, including Armour of God with Jackie Chan.
Ptuj is well-known as the oldest town in Slovenia. It was first settled in the Stone Age (!) and then in the Iron Age by Celts. Of course you can’t really see the remains of the ancient times in Ptuj but it’s still a place worth visiting. There is a lovely Old Town and beautiful castle located in the heart of the town.
Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia. Don’t be misled by that. Slovenia is very small, so Maribor is not a metropolis. It has less than 100,000 inhabitants, so it looks more like a town. Regardless the size, it is a great place to visit for tourists. There is a lovely old town in the heart of the city with many beautiful monuments.
Bela Krajina is getting more and more popular every year. People are visiting this beautiful region that is located close to the Croatian border, to unwind.
This eco-friendly tourist destination have a perfect environment to spend a relaxing vacation. Eating fresh, organic food from local producers, swimming in the crystal clear lake and breathing the fresh, unspoilt air are things we all need.
We can’t imagine writing about best places in Slovenia without mentioning the capital: Ljubljana.
Even though it is a biggest city in this country, it’s relatively small (less than 300,000 inhabitants). Ljubljana is located in the heart of Slovenia. It is famous from the beautiful Old Town, canals and the castle located on the hill.
Even though Slovenia has quite short coastline (less than 50 kilometres), it is very impressive! There are three main towns with an access to the Adriatic Sea: Koper, Portoroz and Piran. The last one is the most beautiful- at least in our opinion :).
Bled is one of the most famous places in Slovenia. It is located in the Julian Alps, in the North of the country. We must admit that, like almost all the tourist, we felt in love with Bled!
The crystal clear lake with the church situated in the middle of it, amazing mountains covered by the snow and the impressive castle built on the high hill are things we will never forget.
Even though Bohinj is bigger than Bled, it is less famous. We have no idea why! Both lakes are equally beautiful.
Bohinj is located in the Triglav National Park and is a perfect gateway for hiking in Julian Alps. An interesting fact is that Church of St John the Baptist (that you can see on the photo below) is the most often photographed church in Slovenia.
Podcetrtek is a hidden gem of Slovenia! It is a place most tourist don’t know about. We are pretty sure it will change in the future: with a beautiful mountains, hiking trails, delicious food and unspoilt nature, it is a perfect tourist destination for everyone.
Lake Jasna is located in Kranjska Gora at Julian Alps, close to the Austrian border. It is a great place to visit all year long.
In the summer you can jump into the lake to cool off. In the spring and autumn, you can see the explosion of colors on the trees surrounding Jasna. Winter is perfect for skiing in the neighbouring mountains.