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
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!
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.