As the "Green Jewel of Europe", the young Slovenian Republic has come a long way since the break-up of the Yugoslav puzzle in 1991. Slovenia has been a member of the European Union since 2004 and of the euro zone since 2007. Slovenia also presided over the EU in the first half of 2008. Despite this attraction to the West - Slovenians often speak English, German and Italian - the country cultivates a certain pride in its Slavic origins and traditions, and sometimes even a nostalgia for its communist past. In addition to exploring an exciting history and culture, Slovenia's tourist guide offers readers trails to navigate in the heart of this little-known little country, nestled between high snow-covered peaks, Mediterranean beaches and dense Eastern European forests. We will discover the hectic and enchanting capital Ljubljana before going canoeing on the glacial lake of Bled or sinking into the galleries of the Postojna cave, the largest in Europe. The Adriatic coast will remind you of Venice, while to the northeast stretch the gentle slopes of the Pohorje, perfect for strolling. As they approach the Croatian border, the forested areas gain ground, home to bears, wolves and deer. A mosaic destination, Slovenia collects the cultural influences of its neighbours while maintaining its own identity and warmth without being expansive. It is as diverse as its geography, offering the traveller beautiful experiences in a splendid and preserved natural setting, including the benefits of its thermal waters. Dobrodošli v Sloveniji!
When to go to Slovenia?
When to go to Slovenia? In general, we can say that it is a destination for everyone all year round. The thermal baths, which is why the country is known in part, are open all year round and there will always be one in the region where you are located. The snow-covered mountains will be particularly welcoming in winter (from November to the end of March) but also interesting in summer because many activities are possible. The green valleys will be more suitable for walks in spring, when nature wakes up, or for its autumn colours. There is no particular season for the cities, which are quite lively, especially if you are there for cultural events. However, May is perhaps the best time to go to Slovenia: there are many things to do because you can ski in the mountains in the morning and swim in the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon while taking a lunch break at the famous Lipica Stud Farm. When to leave Slovenia, you may ask? Vineyards, caves, karst, forests, torrents, waterfalls, architectural heritage, crystal clear waters, adventures, gastronomy... there is something for everyone at any time, and this is undoubtedly the particularity of the country.