The Republic of Slovenia in Central Europe is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north and Croatia to the south. Slovenia offers a wide variety of natural and cultural activities. Hotel accommodations, vacation rentals, condo rentals and other lodging can be found throughout the country in both urban and rural settings. For winter enthusiasts the country offers downhill skiing, cross country skiing, ski tours in the Sloviean Alps, hockey, snowboarding and much more. In the warmer months, tourists can engage in rafting, boating, canoeing, fishing, climbing, swimming, diving, sailing, and relaxing on the beach. Vacation rentals and other accommodations are situated near all the outdoor activities. At the northwest portion of the country are the Julian Alps with the beautiful Lake Bled and the Soca Valley as well as Mount Triglav, the nation’s highest peak. Camping and hiking are popular in this region, and campers can find many campsites with well tended accommodation for tents
The Karst region on the Adriatic coast is planted with olive groves and vineyards, peach and cherry trees. The area is famous for its caves and sinkholes, of which there are over eight thousand. Twenty of these have been adapted and opened for tourists. The Karst Plateau has two of the country’s best known caves, the Postojna Cave with more than 28 million visitors to date, and the UNESCO listed Skocjan Caves.
The Lipizzaner horse originated in Slovenia, in the village of Lipica; where the stud farm was established in 1580. Today the town is a popular tourist center where visitors can find hotel accommodation, a vacation rental, a condo rental, a riding school, golf course and a casino. The Paradan Ice Cave in the Trjnovo Forest near the village of Predmeja is the most popular tourist spot in the Trjnovo Forest. Slovenia also has fifteen certified natural health resorts offering visitors medical services as well as preventive and alternative programs for health and beauty. Most of the spas and health resorts are situated in eastern Slovenia. Terme Catez, considered the thermal Riviera, or the Terme Dolnjske Toplice offers a modern wellness center. These are two examples of the centuries of tradition and experience Slovenia has in thermal baths, and are some of the best known of Sloviean tourist destinations.
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and boasts both Baroque and Viennese influenced architecture. Here visitors can enjoy fine restaurants offering both local fare and international cuisine. Shopping, art galleries, souvenir and gift shops abound. At night head leave your vacation rental and head to one of the many nightclubs, bars and discos, and enjoy the vibrant and colourful nightlife. One of the main tourist attractions Slovenia has to offer is gambling. Slovenia has the highest percentage of casinos per one thousand inhabitants in the EU. The Perla in Nova Gorica is the largest casino in the region.
Indoor or outdoor, urban or rural, mountain or coast, Slovenia is a fabulous tourist destination just waiting for you!
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