I feel Slovenia
About half the size of Switzerland and populated by approximately 2 million people, Slovenia is the only European country that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian plain and the Karst. With 60 percent of the area covered by woods, it is one of the greenest countries in the world and a true paradise for nature lovers, offering breathtaking views of mountains, lakes, caves and the sea. Thermal springs with top quality infrastructure and medical service also make Slovenia a desirable destination in the area of health tourism. Bordering with Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, it has been absorbing and remodelling different cultural influences for centuries, ranging from the Roman Empire and Venetian Republic to the Austrian Empire and Yugoslavia. All these influences can be sensed in an amazing variety of architectural styles, dialects and culinary richness of different Slovenian regions.
Slovenia is one of the few countries in the world where tap water is still drinkable and safe.
Capital: Ljubljana, 280,000 inhabitants
International connections: Slovenia has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004 and a member of NATO since 7 April 2004. It is also a member of numerous other international organizations
Climate: Alpine, Pannonian, Mediterranean
Length of coastline: 46.6km
Highest mountain: Triglav, 2,864m
Natural Spa Resorts
The natural therapeutic effects of thermal water, the beneficial effects of the sea and mountain climates with brine aerosols and salt-pan mud, therapeutic peloids and peat are gifts with which nature has been generous in Slovenia; gifts that have become the basis for the operation of Slovenia’s 15 natural spas.
Far away from the city rush and the ever-faster pace of life, these spas offer their guests a chance to explore the unspoilt nature that surrounds them and take some time for themselves. They are perfect for families and those wishing to do something for their mind, body and soul and improve their physical and mental well-being.
Portorož and Piran are the centre of the incredible part of the Mediterranean on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. The holiday relaxed Portorož in the sheltered bay is gifted with a very beneficial coastal climate and an exceptional spa tradition. Its neighbour, the ancient Piran, is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean cities and one of the most preserved old cities in Europe.
Mountains & Lakes
Slovenia’s landscape is exceptionally diverse. In the Alpine region, for example, you can enjoy views of wonderful Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj and the peaks of the Julian Alps and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and a wide range of outdoor activities in the resort towns of Kranjska gora or Maribor.
Triglav, Slovenia's highest mountain, lies at the heart of the Triglav National Park, an area of high, rocky mountains and deep river gorges, karst chasms and sunny Alpine pastures which offers protection to many endemic animal and plant species and the traditions of the former way of life of rugged mountain-dwellers and Alpine dairy farmers.
Slovenia`s cities and towns offer more than history, monuments, churches, museums, and restaurants with delicious food and drink; they are also the venues of numerous events, from minor festivities only found on the local calendar to traditional world-renowned events. Our cities and towns not only offer the ancient cores where their life began millenniums ago but also serve as starting points for excursions into the immediate and more distant surroundings where many historical and natural sites wait to be discovered.
Natural & Cultural Heritage
Slovenia offers an outstanding mosaic of biological, landscape and cultural diversity. So far 11.5% of the Slovenian countryside has been protected in various protection categories. Altogether there are forty-four protected areas or parks, including one national park, three regional parks and forty landscape parks.