Slovenia is a country in Central Europe bordering the Alps and the Mediterranean. It’s known for its beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation. Virtually unspoiled by mass tourism, Slovenia is truly a hidden gem of Europe. Although there are many reasons to visit this magnificent country, we’ve highlighted the most alluring ones below!
1.) Lake Bled
This emerald-green glacial lake is located in the Julian Alps in Northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town of Bled. It has been ranked many times as one of the top 10 most beautiful lakes in the world. A Baroque church sits on a small fairytale island in the middle of the lake, giving it a truly spectacular view.
Slovenia’s capital and largest city offers a plethora of theaters, museums, and galleries as well as a fairytale-like castle. It’s an unspoiled, charming city where old meets new. With a name (according to one theory) meaning “beloved”, how could you not love it?
3.) Predjama Castle
The dramatic Predjama Castle dominates the surrounding area, perched high on a cliff and wedged beneath a stone archway. This unique castle is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It has been listed as one of the top 10 castles in the world and is considered a true masterpiece.
Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia, offering the perfect mix of city life and relaxed countryside ambience. Enclosed by wine-growing hills, the center of town grows the oldest vine in the world (over 450 years). It oozes charm, culture, and a vibrant nightlife.
5.) Skocjan Caves
Skocjan Caves is one of the largest underground canyons in the world. It’s made up of a network of 11 caves with massive underground lakes, bridges, gorges, and waterfalls. It’s often referred to as “the underground Grand Canyon”.
6.) Lake Bohinj
Lake Bohinj is the largest permanent lake in Slovenia. Although less visited than Lake Bled, it lacks none of its beauty or splendor. The clear blue-green water with a picturesque mountain-side backdrop is truly a stunning sight to behold.
7.) Postojna Caves
Postojna is a 24,120m long cave in southwestern Slovenia, making it the second longest cave in the country. The cave is made of up an extensive network of passages, galleries, and chambers. There’s even a train inside the cave to transport you from one side to the other!
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What an awesome post, thank you for presenting Slovenia in such a wonderful way! Maybe you should add the charming coastal town of Piran to the list.
Thank you for the suggestion! We’ll be sure to check it out 🙂
Slovenia is really beautiful country.
Thank you so much to our wonderful driver Izzy, who picked us up in Venice and drove us to Predjama Castle and the Postojna Caves and then on to our hotel in Zagreb. This service was excellent and we highly recommend it!! Thank you Izzy!!
Hi Bill & Dorothy,
Thank you so much for your lovely comment! We are so glad that you had a nice Daytrip journey with Izzy and we’ll absolutely pass your praises along to him 🙂 We hope to see you on your future travels!