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This unique and little known part of Europe has much to offer, whether you enjoy walks or cycle routes; Gothic, Baroque and vernacular architecture; industrial archaeology; good food and drink; or simply want to escape from the pressures of urban life – there is something here for everyone.

Regions & destinations Slovenia : Julian Alps, Ljubljana and Surroundings, Coast and Karst, Pohorje Mountains ans Surroundings, Carniola, Savinjska Region, Regions Dolenjska and Bela Krajina, Pomurje Region.

Bled [ castle, lake ], Bohinj, Koper, Kransjka Gora [ winter sport ], Maribor, Zirovnica, Zrece

Slovenia has always been the most  'Western-Europe' part of Yugoslavia.

Capital City of Slovenia: Ljubljana


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Campsites Slovenia & Caravanning

   -   Camp sites Slovenia
Looking for a nice camp site or a great camping holiday? You're in good hands with Suncamp holidays! Whether you want to reserve a camping pitch or a fully equipped static caravan, tent, chalet or bungalow, you can do it quickly and easily on this website.

 KeyCamp Holidays   -   mobile home and camping holidays

  Camp Liza in Bovec
The camp is an ideal starting-point for a great many activities, for example: kayaking, rafting, fishing, cycling, walking , mountaineering and visiting the natural and historic sights of Bovec.

Car Hire Slovenia

  Sixt   -     
Pick-Up Station / Return Station: Ljubljana Airport, Ljubljana Railway Station

 

Holiday Rentals / Self catering

  Bled   -   portal site
  Promotional Bureau Slovenia
Specialised in promoting Slovenia and in renting and selling holiday homes in Slovenia.

Hotels in Slovenia

  Hotels in Slovenia   -   Hotel Guide Slovenia
Hotels in Ljubljana, Maribor, Bled, Portorož, Radovljica, Bohinjsko Jezero, Piran, Izola, Kranj, Medvode, Preddvor, Hočko Pohorje, and more ...

  Hotels in Ljubljana

  Grand Hotel Union Executive ****, Miklosiceva 1, 1000 Ljubljana
Grand Hotel Union boasts a premier location in the very heart of Ljubljana, only a stone's throw from the Old Town and less than 30 minutes from the international airport. The fine Art Nouveau building, constructed in 1905, has long been one of the most beautiful and elegant hotels in the region.



 
Hostelbookers.com is one of the worlds largest online booking services for hostels. All hostels you see here are offering realtime prices and availability.

  Mountain Association of Slovenia
The Alpine Association of Slovenia has a list of 150 mountain lodges and can arrange hut reservations and mountain guides

National parks

  Kozjansko Regional Park   
  Krajinski park Goričko
  Karst Regional Park  
  Logarska Dolina Landscape Park    
  Parks in Slovene Istria 
  Škocjan Caves Regional Park
Škocjan Caves represent the most important underground phenomenon of Kras region, and are also one of the finest caves in the world. Through the ages Reka river has created the fabulous world of Karst wonders, such as collapse dolinas, natural bridges, subterranean waterfalls, lakes, gorges, rapids, etc.
  Triglavski Narodni Park

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  Balkan Holidays
Leading specialist holidays tour operator to Slovenia.

  G Adventures  

  
Create your perfect trip to Slovenia   -   Flight, Hotel and Car

Thomas Cook



  Crystal Ski   -   Great Deals on Ski Breaks in Slovenia
Crystal Ski Holidays specialise in skiing and snowboarding holiday deals to Europe and North America. Find great deals for Kranjska Gora.

Travel Guides Slovenia / Related books

Slovenia (Lonely Planet Country Guides) - ISBN 1741048575 Travel Guides Slovenia  [ amazon.co.uk ]

Slovenia (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
Steve Fallon (Author)
Covers some of the best & most interesting, inspiring outdoor possibilities available, plus the best tours, organizations, and lessons.
Paperback: 316 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 6th Revised edition edition (21 May 2010); ISBN-10: 1741048575; ISBN-13: 978-1741048575.

The Julian Alps: Walking Routes and Short Treks 
Justi Carey (Author)
Publisher: Cicerone Press (27 Jun 2007); ISBN-10: 1852844388; ISBN-13: 978-1852844387.

Slovenia Berlitz Pocket Guide
Berlitz (Author)
This Slovenia Pocket Guide has clear colour-coded sections, enabling you to locate information easily. Packed with practical information and useful tips, this guide covers: local history, things to do and see, shopping, sports, children's activities, entertainment, nightlife and much more. A dedicated 'Eating Out' section provides information on where to go and what the local specialities are. The area's top10 attractions are highlighted, allowing you to set priorities for your stay and ensure you don't miss out on the best your destination has to offer. Accommodation for all budgets is recommended, along with other practical travel tips, such as transport and currency. Beautiful colour photographs accompany the text throughout, making this guide truly a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.
Paperback: 144 pages; Publisher: Berlitz Publishing (24 Mar 2009); ISBN-10: 9812686207; ISBN-13: 978-9812686206.

The Rough Guide to Slovenia - ISBN 1848364830 The Rough Guide to Slovenia
Darren (Norm) Longley (Author)
The Rough Guide to Slovenia is the ultimate travel companion to one of Europe's least discovered countries with detailed coverage of all the top attractions. From Ljubljana's vibrant nightlife to the stunning cave network at Postojnah and the Bled Castle Museum, discover Slovenia's highlights inspired by dozens of colour photos. You'll find practical advice on getting around the country and expanded information on driving in Slovenia whilst relying on up -to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Slovenia includes expert guidance on a host of outdoor activities, from mountain hikes to skiing and whitewater rafting and a crucial language section with basic words, phrases and handy tips for pronunciation. Explore every corner of Slovenia with clear maps and expert backgound on everything from the country's history, folklore, music and wildlife to the world's largest underground canyon at the Škocjan caves. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Slovenia.
Paperback: 352 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 3 edition (1 April 2010); ISBN-10: 1848364830; ISBN-13: 978-1848364837.

Transport / How do I travel to Slovenia

Although Slovenia has three international airports [ Ljubljana, Maribor and Portorož ], most of the international flights arrive at Ljubljana Airport.

  Ljubljana Airport   -   Aerodrom Ljubljana 

  


Book flights to Ljubljana at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets Slovenia / Discount Flights Slovenia  
Cheap tickets Ljubljana / Price comparison possible.

  Slovenian Railways
The network of the Slovenian Railways is linked to all major European cities with modern InterCity and EuroCity trains

National Express Eurolines 
Travel by bus or coach to Slovenia.

Online map Austria  Online Maps Slovenia [ Uni Texas  -  Perry-Castańeda Library  -  Map Collection Europe   ]


Links

  Slovenia Tourism   -   Slovanian Tourist Board

  Republic of Slovenia

  Ljubljana   -   Ljubjana Tourist Board
Political and cultural heart of the Slovene nation and city of culture. It is home to numerous theatres, museums and galleries, and boasts one of the oldest philharmonic orchestras in the world.
Web site contents : General Information, About Ljubljana, Culture and Entertainment, Accommodation in Ljubljana, Trips and Excursions.

  National Tourist Association
Hotels & Accommodation, Spas & Wellness, Casinos, Golf, Art & Culture, Sports, Farms, Wine & Dine, Tourist places, Attractions, Show caves, Traffic, Events etc.

  Carniola / Province Kranjska / Krain 
  Dolenjska und Bela Krajina   -   Region   -   Heritage Trail trhough Dolenjska and bela Krajina
In Dolenjska and Bela krajina, Slovenia's southern provinces, history is particularly coloured by years of resistance to foreign rule and invasion; and by a strong pride in Slovenian identity. You will find a fascinating heritage of historic places, archaeology, rural tradition, religion, festivals and cultural events.
Combine this with stunning countryside, perfect for walking, cycling, river fishing, boating or just relaxing in; good local wine and food; and friendly, hospitable hosts, and you have the makings of an excellent holiday.
  Dovje-Mojstrana   -   Julian Alps
  Godz Martuljek
  Julian Alps
  Kransjka Gora Valley   -   summer & winter  -  accommodation, food & lodging, events etc.
The mighty Julian peaks and secretive forests from Mojstrana to Ratece invite hikers, mountaineers, cyclists and all who love to breathe the fresh mountain air.
In the heart of the valley is the town of Kranjska Gora which attracts lovers of sport and recreation all year round. After a full day in the open air, there's nothing quite like a good evening meal in a local pub followed by a visit to Kranjska Gora's casino or one of its discotheques. There is fun enough for all.
  Ljubljana and surrounding area   -   Ljubjana Tourist Board
  Pohorje Mountains and surrounding area   -   north-western part of Slovenia
Most eastern summit of the European Alps, are at the southern end of the City of Maribor, between river Drava in the north and the Vitanjska valley, Dravinja hills and the Dravsko-Ptujska plain in the south.
  Pomurje   -   Region   -   www.pomurje.si/
The dreamy countryside along the Mura River in eastern Slovenia is a land of wide fields and rounded hills, storks and wind-rattles, floating mills, healing waters and energy points, picturesque winegrowing hills, original traditions and dialects, and most of all, a land of hospitable people, who live in Slovenia's largest agricultural region.
  Savinjska   -   Region
From one of the most beautiful alpine valleys past the medieval castle inspirations of the Celje Counts to mysterious Kozjansko, the Savinjska region offers secret corners of unspoiled nature, thermal and climatic health resorts, towns and cities with interesting pasts and lively presents, hospitable farms, places with sporting challenges . . .
  Zgornjesavska Valley
Located at the far north east of Slovenia where the borders of Slovenia, Austria and Italy meet, the valley is embraced on the north and south by the towering peaks of the Kravanke Mountains and the Julian Alps. In the east its border runs just below the town of Jesenice where the valley opens up towards the Radovljiska valley, extending in the west along the water-stretch between the Sava and the Zilja rivers, just west of Ratece. The Zgornjesavska valley enjoys an Alpine climate with its long, snow-abundant winters and shorter summers with moderate temperatures, easterly winds and sufficient rain to maintain the valley's greenery.

  Begunje   -   history, sightseeing, recreation, map  &  links
It would be really difficult to find another so small spot of land with so many natural beauties, historical monuments and places worth seeing, as Begunje has to offer. Here are among others also the famous Draga valley, the Kamen castle ruins, the mighty mountain Begunščica, the Roblek's home and the pub "Pri Jožovcu". Learn about our life, rich history of the Begunje area and discover its curiosities and mysteries.
  Bled   -   portal site   -   points of interests,  tourist services
  Bohinj   -   water sports,  summer sports,  winter sports,  excursions,  fishing,  mountaineering
  Brezje
  Dovje-Mojstrana   -   Juilan Alps
Mojstrana (641 m) lies at the meeting point of Triglavska Bistrica with the Sava river, in the immediate vicinity of the Triglav National Park.
From Mojstrana, three valleys lead into the very heart of the Julian Alps. Krma valley represents the easiest but also the longest way to Mt. Triglav. Surrounded with georgeous mountains, it is popular for hikes and walks during the whole year (in winter time it is great for ski-touring). Kot valley is remarkable for its solitude and quietness. Overshadowed by the pinnacled north face of Rjavina, it represents the shortest way to the top of our highest mountain (Triglav).
And finally, Vrata valley, the most impressive from the three. It surprises one with its tremendous Triglav North Face, that shuts off the end of the valley like an enormous natural curtain. But the attractions don't end here, there are some other points, worth seeing. Perienik waterfall, Galerije and Educational Natural Path along Bistrica river and through the woods are just some of them... Vrtaška planina, rich for its fauna and flora is one of the most precious parts of the Triglav National Park. Yet, if we go further on, towards Škrlatica, the splendid mountain range of Martuljkova skupina (starting with the mighty Kukova Špica) shows us the real beauty is our mountains. The end of Vrata valley is crosswise closed with Stenar, a baroque formed peak, which rises up to 1500 m into the sky, right behind Aljažev dom (hut).
Dovje (703 m) is a village with a rich history and rural tradition. One of the sunniest villages in Slovenija is located under the deep slopes of Karavanke.
  Godz Martuljek   -   once called Rute   -   Kransjka Gora Valley
A small, elongated tourist resort situated in the outstanding beauty of the Alpine environment. The village has given its name to one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the Julian Alps - the Martuljek mountain range with Spik, its highest peak at 2472 metres. The murmur of the countless waterfalls rushing down the Martuljek mountain range provides an irresistible attraction to both romantics at heart and artists.
  Kranjska Gora
The municipality of Kranjska Gora is situated in the area of the Zgornjesavska valley, sometimes spelt Gornjesavska dolina, and also known as Dolina, this is without doubt one of the most picturesque Alpine valleys
  Logarska Dolina   -   portal site
Sightseeing, accommodations etc.
  Maribor   -   Maribor Tourist Board
Discovering Pohorje's primeval forest and pure waters offers an unforgettable experience for ramblers as well as lovers of horse riding and cycling. You can also try parachuting, hang gliding, ballooning and tobogganing on grass in the Pohorje Adrenalin Park, where overcoming obstacles is immense entertainment for both young and old alike. Particularly pleasant atmospheres are animated during special events; among the most resounding is certainly the already traditional Golden Fox, a competition for the World Cup in skiing for women.
  Maribor Ski Centre
The Maribor Ski Centre is the biggest ski centre in Slovenia. It has 250 ha of ski-field, 60 km of ski-courses, 27 km of cross-country-courses and a very good equipped snow stadium, where the competitions for The Golden Fox Trophy are held every year.
  Murska Sobota   -   largest city in Pomurje   -   City of Murska Sobota
Boasts the Renaissance Sobota Castle in the shelter of two-century-old oak trees. The castle houses the Regional Museum. Nearby Rakičan Manor offers a wine cellar and an equestrian center. Among the sacral monuments of Pomurje, the church in Bogojina restored by the architect Jože Plečnik and the Romanesque rotunda in nearby Selo, which belongs among the oldest buildings in Slovenia, are a special treat.
  Radovljica 
  Postonja Cave
The mysterious Postojna cave world is the part of Slovenia which has been carved, shaped and created by water; deep within these world-famous caves hide the most precious beauty created through millions of years, drop by drop, year after year...
The 20-kilometre-long underworld system is a miracle in itself, but one becomes truly astounded at the look of the mysterious "human fish" (Proteus Anguinus), wondering at the strange form of life preserved in the underground kingdom. Another mystery of the underground.
Also to be entered from: The Black Cave | The Pivka Cave | The Otok Cave | The Planina Cave | The Cave under the Predjama Castle
  Soca Rafting   -   hydrospeed, mountainbiking, kajakken, canyoning enz.
  University of Ljubljana
The University of Ljubljana was established in 1919 on the foundations of a long- established pedagogical tradition. For almost half a century it remained the only Slovenian university until it was joined [ beginning of the eighties ] by the University of Maribor and not so long ago by the University of Primorska on the coast of Slovenia.
  University of Maribor
  Vintgar Gorge [ canyon ]   -   Bled  
This ravine in the immediate vicinity of Gorje, approximately 4 km north-west of Bled, was discovered by Jakob Žumer, the Major of Gorje, and the cartographer and photographer Benedikt Lergetporer in February 1891.
  Weather in Slovenia
  Zgornjesavska   -   Kransjka Gora Valley
Little valley in the North of Slovenia between the Julian Alps ant the Karawanken. One of the most beautiful places in Slovenia

Cuisine  -  Slovenian Cooking

Slovenian cuisine is composed of various regional and local cuisines that slowly developed on the basis of the natural assets of the area and the influences of neighbouring culinary traditions: Mediterranean, Alpine, and Pannonian. The western influence brought more pasta and vegetables into Slovenian cooking. The influence of Viennese cuisine, first known to Slovenian townsfolk and subsequently spread to rural kitchens, brought breaded and pastry items, while the Pannonian influence added spicier flavours.

  Slovenian Cooking by Andrej A. Fritz
64 pages, paperback; Second edition: 2003; ISBN 96190888X
The booklet details 140 old and not so old national dishes, which cherish a rich tradition in Slovenia. Throughout the centuries some of them have managed to preserve themselves to this day. A different ground structure and varying climate in some areas as well as economic and cultural factors have contributed their part in creating 40 culinary regions. These are characterized by different eating habits and typical dishes.

History of Slovenia

Independence: 25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)

  Slovenia's History
It is believed that the Slavic ancestors of the present-day Slovenians settled in the area in the 6th century. In the 7th century the Slavic Duchy of Carantania, the first Slovenian and first stable Slavic state, was formed. In 745, Karantania lost its independence and became to all intents and purposes a part of the Frankish empire. Many Slavs gradually became converted to Christianity. See for more Wikipedia

Slovenia and the Slovenes  -   by Cathie Carmichael, James Gow
One of Europe's smallest countries, with a population of less than 2 million, Slovenia has an ancient and distinct national culture. It emerged in 1991 after fighting a brief war of independence to leave behind the remnants of Tito's Yugoslavia. Traces of the Slovene language are found in documents of the ninth century, a system of peasant democracy is recorded in medieval times, and a Slovene Bible appeared as early as 1557. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of Slovenia and its people, including details of political, economic, military and cultural life.
Paperback 245 pages (October 18, 2000); Publisher: C. Hurst & Co 

Music, Art & Culture

The music of Slovenia [ l 'domaca zabavna glasba' ] is closely related to German, Austrian and Istrian because of its common history and Alpine and littoral culture. In the minds of many foreigners, Slovenian folk music means a form of polka that is still popular today, especially among expatriates and their descendants in the area of Cleveland, Ohio.
The ensemble Bratov Avsenik is one of the example. They are still popular in Slovenia.

  Jannie's homepage   -   Slovenian music

  Culture_of_Slovenia [ Ministry of Culture Slovenia ]
Architecture, Film, New media art, Dance, Literature, Theatre, Design, Music, Visual arts, Intangible heritage, Monuments & sites, Museums
  Culture of Slovenia [ Wikipedia ]

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