7 BEST-KEPT SLOVENIAN SECRETS

Slovenia is like a sensational secret….a diverse country rich in history, culture and discoveries waiting to be found all along the sunny side of the Alps. It’s one of those places that seems like a fairytale come to life, and it can just as easily be added on to any Croatia itinerary as it can be enjoyed all on its own as a standalone journey. Think picture-perfect lakes, towering mountains, vast caves, elegant cities and more… and just in case you need any further convincing, here are 7 gorgeous reasons to consider it.

1- MAKE A MAGICAL WISH IN THE MIDDLE OF A LAKE

Legend has it that when one makes a wish when the church bell of Bled Island rings…but here it’s already a wish come true with this region’s immense natural beauty, impressive alpine resorts and crisp fresh air.

2- STUNNING DIVERSE NATURE

Slovenia may be small but it’s incredibly diverse, between numerous mountains and hills ideal for hiking, along with plenty of opportunities to take a dip on the clear water that sits gently against charming waterside towns

3- WINE

Wine production has a long history here, back from when Illyrian and Celtic tribes ruled…spending a day in the countryside visiting some of Slovenia’s best wineries is an absolutely lovely way to spend the day.

4- INDULGE IN CLASSIC DISHES

An amazing culinary fusion between the flavors of Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary result in 40 distinct regional cuisines, all waiting to be sampled.

5- GET LOST IN THE UNDERGROUND

Cave exploration is a long-standing tradition in Slovenia, which boasts thousands of hidden underground caves revealing beautiful karst formations that have been growing for millions of years. Especially fun for families!

6- SEASIDE

The Slovenian coast is breathtaking, replete with beautiful beaches…consider Piran for honeymooners, a romantic charming old town that enchants visitors with its architecture, art, cozy cafes and restaurants.

7- ADRENALINE RUSH

Adrenaline junkies, listen up. You’ve got everything from ziplines with the steepest descent in the world, to rafting and kayaking along the crystal clear river Soča, along with a wealth of parks that are great for exploration at any pace.