Slovenian attractions

Slovenia is an exciting country of extraordinary diversity. It is located at the confluence of the Alpine, Mediterranean, Pannonian and Karst regions, the latter having one of the world's most unique landscapes. Slovenia is renowned for its scenic lakes, vast forests and underground caves carved out by water eroding karst limestone. Apart from the beauties of nature, the country offers diverse opportunities for outdoor recreation, a large number of cultural and particularly architectural sights, and a rich variety of culinary delights.

For more information on Slovenia, visit Slovenia's official tourism portal, managed by the Slovenian Tourist Organisation.

  • Bled


    Bled is one of Slovenia's most popular tourist resorts. Its most distinctive features are a lake of glacial origin famous for a little island in the middle, and an 11th century castle.

  • Bohinj


    The Bohinj resort is famous for its scenic alpine lake of glacial origin and unspoilt nature. It is a good base for treks into the Julian Alps.

  • Dolenjska


    The most remarkable features of the Krka river valley are its scenic beauty and a large number of ancient castles and monasteries.

  • Koper


    Koper is a vibrant historical coastal town whose picturesque appearance is mainly due to Venetian influences.

  • Kranj


    Kranj, the fourth largest city in Slovenia, lies at the confluence of the Sava and Kokra rivers. The northern side of the city is surrounded by the peaks of the Karawanken Mountains while the Sorško polje plain extends to the south of the city.

  • Kranjska Gora

    Kranjska Gora

    Kranjska Gora is a popular tourist resort particularly famous for offering excellent winter sports opportunities. Set in an area of great natural beauty, it is also well known for its extremely scenic walking, cycling, trekking and climbing routes.

  • Lipica


    The Lipica Stud Farm, founded in 1580 by the Austrian archduke Karl von Habsburg, was the world's first stud farm to breed Lipizzaner horses. Today it breeds exclusively horses of this noble breed and boasts a world famous classical riding school.

  • Logarska dolina

    Logarska dolina

    Logarska dolina with the nearby source of the Savinja river is one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in the Alps.

  • Maribor


    Maribor, Slovenia's second biggest city, is the centre of the Štajerska region. It is situated along the banks of the Drava river and set against the backdrop of the Pohorje mountains and rolling vine-covered hills. Its character is quite different from that of Ljubljana. Even though it was settled quite early in history, it only began to flourish in the Middle Ages.

  • Nova Gorica and Goriška Brda

    Nova Gorica and Goriška Brda

    Nova Gorica boasts one of Europe's largest gambling complexes (Hit Casinos) and scenic surrounding areas.

  • Piran


    Of the three medieval towns on the Slovenian coast - Koper, Izola and Piran - the picturesque little town of Piran with its Venetian design and a distinctive Mediterranean feel is the most beautiful.

  • Portorož


    Portorož is Slovenia's best known coastal resort. It has a very long tradition. Back in the 13th century, Benedictine monks in St. Lawrence's Monastery provided health treatments using sea water, saline solutions, algae and salt mud.

  • Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle

    Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle

    The town of Postojna is famous worldwide for its underground caves and the nearby Predjama Castle. The Postojna Caves, one of Slovenia's most spectacular natural sights, consist of a 27-kilometre underground system of passages, tunnels, galleries and chambers with wonderful dripstones.

  • Ptuj


    Ptuj is Slovenia's oldest and most famous historical town. The earliest known mention of it was made by the ancient roman historian Tacitus in 69 BC.

  • Škocjan Caves

    Škocjan Caves

    The Škocjan Caves, sculpted by the flow of an intermittent river eroding limestone, have been included in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List since 1987. They are considered to be the most beautiful underground caves of the Slovenian karst region of Kras.

  • Škofja Loka

    Škofja Loka

    Škofja Loka lies in the middle of the field Sorško polje, at the confluence of rivers Selška and Poljanska Sora and is the best preserved town from the Middle Ages in Slovenia.

  • Soča river valley (Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin)

    Soča river valley (Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin)

    Due to its lush green colour, the Soča, one of Slovenia's most beautiful and cleanest rivers, has been referred to as "the emerald river".