Situated in central Europe, Slovenia is fast becoming a favourite with holidaymakers seeking pristine landscapes, alpine peaks, rustic charm and medieval history. It's lakes and rivers provide the perfect back-drop for a tranquil break, while its towns and cities provide plenty to keep culture-vultures and history buffs enthralled throughout their stay. Slovenian cuisine, too, holds much appeal - borrowing from each of its neighbours including Italy, Austria, Hungary & the Balkins and re-imagining dishes as traditional Slovenian fare.
Slovenia also holds a long affinity with skiing and boasts a large number of winter sports venues and ski resorts. Krvavec is easily reached from Ljubljana and has 26km of ski runs for a wide range of skill levels, while the Velika Planina ski resort and its nearby Terme Snovik thermal spa offer the perfect combination of winter sports and wellness. The capital, Ljubljana, is perfectly situated for exploring the rest of the Central Slovenian region where its diversity allows visitors to choose between a relaxing holiday, active adventure or both! Visit the enchanting alpine resort town of Bled, and its famous lake with an island in the middle and a castle perched upon its shores. Nearby Radovljica, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Slovenia, is also worth a visit, not least for the peace & quiet it offers, along with the many hiking and cycling paths leading from the town centre.
South of Ljubljana, the Dobrepolje valley is best known for its scenic attractions, in particular its underground karst caves. The Podpeč Cave (Podpeška jama) is perhaps the best known.
Heading north, Trzin hosts numerous cultural, sporting and other events throughout the year and enjoys a diverse history. Like many Slovenian towns, the surrounding countryside of Trzin is beautiful and includes popular hiking spots such as Dobeno and Rašica.
The diverse natural surroundings of Ljubljana (a total of 25 municipalities) are perfect for day trips or longer excursions designed to explore more of the region including the Kamnik Alps, pre-alpine hills, the plains of the Ljubljana Basin, the unique Ljubljana Marshes, Karst fields, subterranean caves, rivers and lakes.