Slovenia Travel Blog

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