Slovenia Travel Blog – Ljubljana, Piran & Beyond

We travel Slovenia seeking out Slovenian food, wine, the best things to do in Slovenia, & accommodation in Slovenia for you.

Slovenia Official Language: Slovene

Currency Of Slovenia: Euro

Slovenian Population: 2,081,795

Capital City: Ljubljana

National Day: 25th June

Timezone: UTC +1 (UTC +2 during summer)

Slovenia is a Central European country surrounded by Italy, Hungary, Austria, Croatia, and the Adriatic Sea, and is often called the “crossroads of the Balkans.” It equals its neighbors in natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and a rich cultural heritage.

Cold, snowy winters and warm sunny summers make Slovenia the perfect holiday destination in any weather. Well, it depends on whether you like skiing or swimming. Doesn’t it? The alpine valley is ideal for winter holidays while the 46m stretch of beaches on the Adriatic sea are perfect for some sun and sea. Add to that the beautiful natural parks, historical monuments, wine-making regions, Balkan and Mediterranean cuisines, and more, Slovenia is sure to tick all the right boxes.

International Airports In Slovenia: Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport, Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport and Portoroz Airport

Slovenian Traditional Food:

Prekmurska Gibanica, a pastry stuffed with walnuts, cottage cheese, apples or other fillings
Smoky Carniolan Sausage
Plaited Bosman bread
Jota soup, made from sauerkraut and kidney beans
Square shaped Bleki Pasta
Sweet and savory Struklji
Krofi, a doughnut filled with jam
Slow cooked Bograc stew
Baccala, a salted cod pate
The infamous Bled Kremsnita or Bled Cream Cake

Top Things To Do In Slovenia:

Visit the 10th-century Bled Castle
Ride a boat across Bled Lake to visit the Assumption of Mary Church on the Bled Island
Go canyoning, rafting, hiking or kayaking at Soca River
Explore the alpine Logar Valley
Visit the impenetrable Predjama Castle
Ride a train through the Postonja Caves
Explore the Vintar Gorge
Visit the castle that stands on three hills, Celje Castle or Stari Grad
Learn history at the Pomorski Muzej or Maritime Museum in Piran
Go back to the 19th Century at Sneznik Castle Museum
Picnic at Krsnko Jezero Lake
Walk through the lush Tivoli Park
See what once was the world’s 2nd largest mercury mine, Idrija
Sample beer at the country’s largest brewery, Lasko Brewery
Ski at Kranjska Gora
See the beautiful Savica falls at Lake Bohinj
Visit the Piran Minorite Monastery
Explore Skocjan Caves

Major Places Not To Skip:

Old Town Ljubljana
Old Town Ptuj
Panoramic Brda
Wine producing Maribor
Relaxing town of Radenci
Charming Port Izola
Idyllic Velika Planina
Microbrewery filled Kamnik
Strunjan National Park
Triglav National Park
Quaint Bohinskja Bela village
Energetic Piran
Winter wonderland Vogel
Picturesque Bovec