Slovenia is a precious little gem, located in the heart of Europe. Green, active and healthy Slovenia is the only European country which connects four major landscapes: the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian and Karst. The country’s unforgettable and unique features are created through the intertwinement of these landscapes. The diverse landscape is reflected in diverse cuisine and its rich tradition. The diversity of dishes is rounded off by wines. Picturesque Slovenia invites you to indulge in the beautiful landscape, culinary delights and good wine.


is the capital of Slovenia with around 300,000 inhabitants.

It is home to a number of museums, theatres, an opera, a botanical garden and a zoo. Old medieval, baroque and art nouveau buildings coexist with modern buildings, which in spite of their impressive size do not overshadow the valuable heritage of architect Jože Plečnik, renowned throughout Europe. The diverse landscape is reflected in the diverse cuisine and its rich tradition. You can have anything from the sausage kranjska klobasa in the Alpine world, dumplings (štruklji) and nut roll potica in central Slovenia, the prekmurska gibanica cake and braided loaves in the Pannonian area, to roast sardines and Mediterranean mussels in the coastal area.

Kras, a rocky landscape exposed to the Karst north wind burja, overgrown with bright-red smoke plants and intertwined by cycling routes, is a Slovene peculiarity. The dissolution of rock has caused numerous landscape features to develop on the Karst ground, including underground caves, passages, intermittent rivers and disappearing lakes, as well as dry and blind valleys. With its colourful and diverse landscape, Slovenia is suitable for a number of activities. Caving here has a centuries-old tradition. Around twenty out of the total of 7,000 registered caves and potholes are open for tourists.

The diversity of dishes is rounded off by wines. These range from quality and premium wines to predicate and sparkling wines. Wine growing areas are intertwined by wine and tourist roads, wind rattles and wine cellars, with the Ptuj wine cellar standing out due its longest tradition. Also, the eastern and north-eastern parts of Slovenia are especially rich with wells of thermal and mineral water. The country has fifteen health centres which have received the certified status of a natural health resort. Europeans have known and trusted the healing effects of Slovene thermal and mineral water for more than four hundred years.

Its extremely well-preserved nature and the variety of choices make Slovenia an extraordinary tourist destination and a sensational venue for top outdoor sporting events.

Official name: Republic of Slovenia
Political system: parliamentary republic
Capital: Ljubljana
Population: 2,067,284 (1 April 2018)
Language: Slovenian (also Hungarian ad Italian in nationally mixed territories)
Area: 20,273 km2 • Forests: 11,854 km2 • Vineyards: 163.5 km2 • Length of international borders: 1,370 km • with Austria (318 km) • with Italy (280 km) • with Hungary (102 km) • with Croatia (670 km) • Length of coast: 46.6 km
Highest peak: Triglav (2,864 m)
Religion: Roman Catholic (58%, census 2002)
Time zone: Central European Time, GMT + 1, summer time: GMT + 2
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Accession to the European Union: 1 May 2004

Climate and temperature:
Mediterranean on the coast (Portorož, 2 m)
Jul 23.8°C / 73.4 F
Jan 4.6°C / 39.2 F
Continental inland (Novo mesto, 220 m)
Jul 21.6°C / 69.8 F
Jan 0.4°C / 32 F
Alpine in the mountains (Kredarica, 2514 m)
Jul 7.4°C / 44.6 F
Jan -7.7°C / 19.4 F
(Rateče, 846 m)
Jul 17.7°C / 62.6
Jan -3.7°C / 26.6 F

Average daytime temperature between 2004 and 2013 at the stated location. Data from the ARSO Archives.

Great and modern sport venues, numerous accommodation facilities at affordable prices and easy access to Slovenia with convenient logistics will create a unique experience. The small, diverse and picturesque Slovenia will make you want to come back.

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