A beautiful European country found in the southern part of the continent, Slovenia is a destination blessed with dramatic mountains, stunning lakes, and vibrant cities. The country is bordered with Austria to the north, Italy to the West, Hungary to the northeast, and Croatia to the southeast, culminating in a unique sense of culture unlike anywhere else. A Slovenia holiday is perfect for either a peaceful countryside escape or a vibrant city break.
Two popular holiday destinations in Slovenia, not to be confused with Slovakia, are the serene natural surroundings of Lake Bled and the vibrant capital city of Ljubijana. Though the two destinations are very different from one another, they represent the best parts of a Slovenia holiday with great food, unique architecture, and large swathes of natural beauty.
Tucked away in the north of Slovenia, the scenic area of Lake Bled appears like a work of art that has come alive. When the evening sun starts to descend over the trees and the rosy sky is reflected in the tranquil water, you’ll witness a sight that is beautiful beyond belief. During summer and into late autumn you can take to the lake either by canoe or via a tour on a pletna – a local gondola-type narrowboat. If you're on a winter holiday you'll see lots of skaters can take to the frozen lake and show their skills on the ice. Visit the island in the middle and make your way up the 99 steps to the magnificent Church of Assumption of Mary. From here you can really enjoy the breathtaking surroundings of rolling hills clad in pine trees, white cliffs bursting through the greenery, and white clouds hovering lightly around the mountaintops in the background - culminating in a wonderful countryside escape.
A Ljubljana city break offers a rich history throughout as showcased by stunning architecture. One of the most important cities in the Roman Empire, there are numerous artefacts from the era still visible – either in the streets or through several museums. The city has a stacked cultural calendar with live music and performances to be found for most weeks of the year. Kino Siška is a centre of urban culture, attend shoes here to see contemporary musicians from a world of different genres. Križanke is a unique venue like no other due to its previous life as a convent. And classical music fans should head to Ljubljana Opera House or Cankar Hall for regular performances. Food in Ljubljana is delicious and varied – with many dishes having travelled over the borders it shares. From Italy, meat and cheese sharing boards, fresh risottos, and seafood, while a traditional Slovenian dessert is a cream cake - otherwise known as kremna rezina.
One of the emerging European holiday destinations of 2018, Slovenia is home to some astoundingly beautiful landscapes and cities. Upon visiting, you’ll be left wondering why more tourists aren’t flocking to this hidden gem yet. Being such a small country, it only takes a few days to do a whirlwind tour of the nation’s most famous landmarks – giving you a real taste for the nation. Fleetway Travel offers great package holidays to Slovenia, including city breaks and half-board breaks. Contact us today, before the rest of the world discovers just how amazing holidays to Slovenia are, and we can help you reach this incredible destination.
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