Surrounded by high Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia is a hidden gem in the heart of Europe. It is a land where the Pannonian Plain meets the mysterious Karst, where hills and valleys show off their pristine nature. Green mountains, lakes, waterfalls, forests, caves, hills, plains, rivers and the sea – all on 20,273 km2 of land. The beautiful nature is replete with historic buildings, castles, churches and parks, where old traditional customs are still alive and the people are friendly and cheerful.
Slovenia borders on Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. The coastal climate is Mediterranean, and continental in the plateaus and valleys of the east, which makes this country an ideal tourist destination throughout the year.
There are many places to visit, depending on a visitor’s interest and the duration of the stay. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana, a charming city with an old centre containing many beautiful architectural masterpieces by Jože Plečnik. The coast offers its visitors a chance to relax in the sun, while making short trips to the historical gardens of Štanjel, walking the streets of medieval Piran, seeing the vast saltpans of Sečovlje, visiting the Postojna Cave or even taking a boat to nearby Venice, the city on the sea. Those who enjoy walking in verdant mountains should stop in Bled to ring the wishing bell in a small church in the middle of the lake, or hike from Bohinj to many of the nearby hills. Slovenia is also known for its great wine and delicious traditional food that appeals even to people with a discerning palate.
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The capital of Slovenia is located in the centre of the country, about an hour’s drive from the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. Ljubljana is a lively industrial, commercial, administrative, and cultural centre with a population of 300,000 people, of which 54,000 are students. With its cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries, the picturesque Old Town on the banks of the Ljubljanica River is an increasingly popular tourist attraction. For more information, visit http://www.visitljubljana.si or contact:
TIC Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre
Stritarjeva ulica, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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