5 Must-See Places in Slovenia
So you’re eyeing Slovenia for your next holiday destination? Good choice. Now you’re wondering, where should I go? What places in Slovenia should I visit?
Worry no more — here are the 5 places you simply must visit in Slovenia.
Bled is a no-brainer, and you’ve probably had it on your list before reading this. But nevertheless, you don’t want to miss it. This alpine pearl of Slovenia is simply a must-visit destination. The view of its picturesque island with a church and an epic mountain background, it’s also the most popular photo spot in Slovenia.
Take a traditional “pletna” boat ride to the island or visit the oldest castle in Slovenia. When strolling around the lovely lake, don’t forget to stop and try the famous local dessert, the “kremšnita” cream cake. And if you want to explore the nearby nature, explore the Vintgar Gorge with its lovely and refreshing pools and waterfalls.
Magical vibe of the Postojna Cave
Do you want to discover the depths of Slovenian Karst and meet a “baby dragon”? Then enter the mysterious world of the Postojna Cave.
Less than an hour away from the capital, you will go on a mini-train ride which will take you deeper into the underground. There you will through majestic cave halls, fully of limestone formations like stalagmites and stalactites. The oldest tourist cave in the world will open up before your eyes. And in the end, if you’re lucky, you’ll also be able to see the Proteus, a cave salamander the locals sometimes call a “human fish” or “baby dragon”.
The Piran marina
Head to the warmer places of Slovenia, to the coast, and discover one of its most romantic towns. On a peninsula surrounded by the Adriatic Sea lies Piran, an ancient Venetian port, which welcomes visitors to explore its cute narrow streets.
It’s mostly known for its Venetian architecture, which you can admire while walking around. You can also visit the church on the hill, or admire the sunset from the seaside cafe or the Walls of Piran.
The Great Soča Gorges
If you want to go on an all-around Slovenia tour, you should definitely visit the Soča Valley. Located in the west of Slovenia, where the mountains meet the Mediterranean climate, it is where you can swim, raft, kayak, or anything else in arguably the most beautiful river in Slovenia, the Soča River.
With its emerald colour and beautiful surroundings full of the highest peaks of Slovenia, it is a top spot for any vacationer that loves the outdoors. And if you are a fan of thrill, don’t forget to visit the town of Bovec, the adrenaline capital of Slovenia, where you’ll surely find an activity just for you, be it canyoning, paraglidin, or something even crazier.
Ljubljana castle above the old town
Last but not least is Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is one of the greenest capitals in Europe (named the Green Capital of Europe in 2016), which offers every city enthusiast something to explore.
It’s city centre is void of traffic, so you can explore the narrow streets and enjoy the architecture Art Noveaux besides the Ljubljanica River running through the old town. And if you’re a foodie, you will be enjoy tons of authentic restaurants all around the city.
Oh, and don’t forget to visit the Ljubljana Castle on top of the hill, cross the Triple Bridge three times, and find the iconic Dragon Bridge and its guardians.
Exploring Slovenia is always a pleasure
That’s it — if you manage to visit all the places that we mentioned above when you come to Slovenia, you can definitely say you’ve been to our country. But of course, Slovenia is one of the most diverse countries in Europe, which means there’s plenty more to see.
If you are planning to stay in Slovenia for a week or even more, be sure to check out our selection of Slovenia Tours, and plan your perfect vacation in Slovenia.
If you don’t see the exact thing you want there, and you want to your tour to be on an even higher level — visit Slovenia Private Tours, and explore Slovenia your way.