Slovenia Travel Guide

by our Slovenia expert Conrad Freethy
Conrad FreethySlovenia’s past includes links with Rome, Venice, Hungary, post-war Yugoslavia – and Greek myths. Facing Venice across the Adriatic, the country nevertheless looks mostly inwards. Ljubljiana, the capital, is in the centre and the inland mountains and woodland areas are arguably the most attractive regions. Within easy reach of Ljubljana, is Bled with one of the loveliest lakes in Europe complete with an island church and fairytale castle. The south-west is where you’ll find the ‘Karst’ area. The product of water and limestone erosion, there are thousands of caves, potholes and springs, with many caverns easily accessible to tourists. The geology also means there are a number of natural health resorts such as Rakitna, just outside the capital. Ljubliana is on a river – which is where the Greeks came in. Jason and the Argonauts brought the Golden Fleece from Colchis via the Ljublijanica River, founding the city there. Jason fought a great battle with a fierce monster, which features on the city’s arms as well as the ‘Dragon’ river bridge. The city boasts many attractive parks and gardens – the best known being Tivoli – and several front on to the river. There has been a Ljubljiana castle since the 11th century – although the present colorful building, with a superb painted ceiling to its church, is ‘merely’ from the 15th.

Slovenia Facts

National Flag: Slovenian Flag
Language(s): Slovene
Currency: Euro
Capital city: Ljubljana
Total Area: 20,273 km2
Population: 2,029,000
Dialling Code: +386
Time Zone: GMT + 1
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