Things to see in Slovenia

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Slovenia Attractions

Slovenia's attractions are many and varied, with enough historical sites, cultural curiosities, and outdoor activities to excite any traveller. Appreciate the peaceful country's natural beauty and diversity as you sunbathe on the Adriatic coast, go skiing in the Alps, or wander through ancient forests and fertile valleys.

Adventurous visitors should explore the wonders of subterranean Slovenia in the Postojna and Skocjan Caves, and can enjoy numerous outdoor pursuits, such as rafting, canyoning, horseback riding, and kayaking, while Triglav National Park is ideal for hiking and mountaineering.

Soak up Slovenia's rich heritage in lively Ljubljana, the country's capital, or in one of the smaller towns, like well-preserved Piran on the coast, or one of the oldest towns in Slovenia, Ptuj. Travellers can learn about the country's history and culture in various museums and admire the mix of architectural styles evident in the old town centres, majestic palaces, and magnificent castles, such as the Bled, Ljubljana, and Predjama strongholds.

Visitors can also explore the verdant Vipava Valley, where they will find delectable but underappreciated wines to accompany excellent traditional cuisine. Hosting a wealth of events and festivals each year, Slovenia is full of character and culture, and travellers should have no problem finding locals willing to share it with them.

Ljubljana Castle interior

Ljubljana Castle

The imposing Ljubljana Castle towers over the city, offering spectacular views of the Ljubljanica River and old town skyline with the distant Alps providing a stunning backdrop. A steep cobbled street winds its way from the old town to the medieval fortress, which originally...  see full details

Lake Bled

Lake Bled

Slovenia's most popular destination, the charming town of Bled is located just 45 minutes' drive from the capital Ljubljana and is the base for many tourists holidaying in Slovenia. A town with gorgeous surrounds and an ancient history, Bled's foremost attraction is the...  see full details

Postojna Cave

Postojna Cave

Slovenia's Postojna Cave is the most-visited cave complex in Europe and has welcomed nearly 200 million visitors to gape at its incredible karst formations, cavernous chambers, and interesting collection of cave animals.

Stretching for 13 miles (20km), one of the best things about...  see full details

Triglav National Park

Triglav National Park

The only national park in Slovenia, Triglav National Park is named after the highest peak in the country and the Julian Alps: Mount Triglav. Appearing on the Slovenian flag, the mountain is a symbol of national identity.

Its craggy, snow-covered summit provides...  see full details