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Slovenia

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Slovenia

Republic of Slovenia is a country in Central Europe that lies in the eastern Alps at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. The capital and largest city is *Ljubljana.

Slovenia’s architectural heritage includes 2,500 churches, 1,000 castles, ruins, and manor houses, farmhouses. While cities are far from boring, the real Slovenian must-see is its diverse and unspoiled nature.

There are many great opportunities for activity holidays in Slovenia: The mountains and rivers of the Julian Alps provide the perfect location for hiking, mountain biking, rafting and kayaking. Mountain Huts can be found in Triglav National Park, and they are very warm, welcoming and friendly (mountain-huts.net).

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Ljubljana has no world-famous attractions, which is just great: there’s no need to hop from one place to another, taking photos and crossing off the items on your checklist. Further in the same direction is the Adriatic coast, where the most important historical monument is the Venetian Gothic Mediterranean town of Piran (map).

The former fishermen town of *Izola (map) has also been transformed into a popular tourist destination. Celje (map) – one of Slovenia’s oldest cities.

Other attractions include the Julian Alps (map) with picturesque Lake Bled (map) and the Soča Valley, as well as the nation’s highest peak, *Mount Triglav (Triglav National Park, map). Perhaps even better known is the *Karst Plateau in the Slovenian Littoral.

Postojna Cave (map) while a 15-minute ride from it are Škocjan Caves (map), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

TRANSPORT

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport is Slovenia’s primary international airport. Slovenia is well connected to Austria, Croatia and Hungary by train. Slovenia Railways is the national railway company.

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