Situated in the eastern Alps of central Europe along the Adriatic Sea’s northern end is Slovenia. The country is bordered on the north by Austria, on the northeast by Hungary, on the south by Croatia, and on the southwest by Italy. There is no doubt that Slovenian cities depict the historic influence of past governments which is evidenced by the Austrian and Italian style architecture that abounds in most areas. However, there is no lack for other tourist attractions and the following are the more popular sightseeing spots in Slovenia.
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Bled – the alpine resort features a picturesque, romantic lake graced with an island. When you are visiting the city, venture out to Srednja Vas to see some of the really traditional villages. Take a ride to Pokljuka Mountain, an excellent starting point for numerous Julian Alps’ hikes.
Ljubljana – the pint-size city is the country’s capital and is beautiful during any season of the year. If you have visited Prague, the city will remind you of a miniature version of the Czech Republic’s capital city. It is also popular for wintertime vacations especially during the holiday season as the city is lit up with an abundance of tasteful decoration.
Piran – It is a lively little coastal town that could easily be mistaken for a small village in Italy. Venture out to nearby Sečovlje with its serene yet tranquil saltworks reminiscent of a step out of this world into a fantasy one.
Postojna Caves – enjoy the 3.3 mile (5.3 km) drive through this spectacular geological feature. It is the longest depth of any system of caves in the world that is accessible to the public. The caves are highlighted by some of the most expansive collection of massive stalactites and stalagmites.
Skiing in the Julian Alps – a popular wintertime activity that attracts locals and tourists alike. The more popular resorts for skiing vacations include Cerkno, Kanin, Krvavec, Mariborsko Pohorje, Rogla, and Vogel.
Soča River – considered to be one of the world’s few rivers that has retained the emerald green colored water through its entire length. It flows through the Trenta Valley and then crosses into Italy. The valley is worth visiting whenever you vacation in Slovenia and stay in this region of the country.
Summertime adventures – canyoning, para-gliding, and rafting are great adventures you can enjoy in Triglav National Park in the area known as Posočje. It is a short distance from the capital city of Ljubljana.
Museum at Bled castle – Situated in the castle’s baroque rooms, the museums enumerates the history and events of Bled. The rooms have the artifacts relating to the first settlement to the modern day events with different cultural presentations. It has the famous ‘Bird of Paradise’ brooch of the 6th century symbolizing wealth and life on display.
Aquarium Portorož- This is another destination not to miss especially if you have children with you. Situated in the bay of Piran port, the aquarium became functional in 1967 and has a wide array of algae, fishes and sharks.
Hotels in Ljubljana
Grand Hotel Union
Aveage Price: €95
Average Rating: 8.8
Ahotel Hotel Ljubljana
Aveage Price: €68
Average Rating: 8.5
Lesar Hotel Angel
Aveage Price: €90
Average Rating: 9.8