A La ne ne La BLane A: distance = 243 km travel time = roughly 3,5 hLane B: distance = 171 km travel time = roughly 2,5 h
MAIN INFO: ● Area: 20,273 km2 ● Population: 2,019,406 (30.6.2007) ● Capital city: Ljubljana ● Language: Slovene; also Italian and Hungarian in nationally mixed areas ● Currency: EURO (since 1 January 2007)IMPORTANT DATES: ● Independence - 25 June 1991 ● Member of EU - 1 May 2004 ● Introduction of the euro - 1 January 2007
LJUBLJANALJUBLJANA, the capital, with its 276,000 inhabitants,maintains the friendliness of a small town, and at thesame time possesses all the characteristics of ametropolis.Here, at the meeting point of the cultures of the east andthe west, the old interlaces in harmony with the new . InLjubljana the remainders of all the five milleniums of itshistory are preserved, among these is the legacy of theRoman town of EMONA and the Old Town with itsmedieval castle, Reneissance and Baroque facades,ornamented portals and uneven roofs.
PORTOROŽ PORTOROŽ, a tourist town which boasts the longest tourist tradition in Slovenia It is a town visited by tourists from all over Europe and other countries as well. It is an internationally known HOLIDAY CENTRE and climatic health seaside resort.
PIRANPIRAN is an ancient Mediterraneantown situated at the cape of the Piranpeninsula. The town is actually a largemuseum with a MEDIEVALARCHITECTURE and a rich cultureheritage. Narrow streets and tighthouses are the special charm of thetown.
KOPER KOPER is the main Slovenian port and the entrance to the inland of the Central Europe. It is located on the "top" of ISTRIA. Koper was an island till the 19th century. Later the town and the island were connected with the mainland. Old town centre boasts with the rich architecture and cultural monuments.
POSTOJNSKA JAMA More than 26 million people from all over the world have admired the stalagmites and the stalactites of the POSTOJNSKA JAMA in 175 years of organised tourism. However, ancient signatures in the entrance passages prove that the cave was first visited in the 13th century.
ŠKOCJANSKE JAME Because of their extraordinary significance for the worlds natural heritage, in 1986 the ŠKOCJAN CAVES were included in UNESCOs world heritage list. They were listed as a first underground wetland in the world in 1999 representing Ramsar wetlands of international importance.
TRIGLAVThe mighty but easily accessible JulianAlps, the tourist area in this attractivegeographical area is linked by the offerof four developed tourist towns: Bled,Kranjska Gora, Bohinj and Bovec withthe Soča Valley. Most of the area iswithin the TRIGLAV NATIONALPARK which measures 83 807 hectaresand is one of the largest natural parksin Europe. The park lies in the vicinityof high stony mountains includingMOUNT TRIGLAV (2864 m); thehighest mountain of Slovenia
BLEDThe renowned BLED with its lake andthe island with a church from the 17thcentury (and the bell of wishes) issituated at the edge of the park, andabove it stands a MEDIEVALCASTLE. Bled, celebrating its 1000thanniversary in 2004 is considered a realtourist paradise with its THERMALSPRINGS and other natural attractions
BOHINJBOHINJ is the starting point fornumerous mountain hikes, Lake Bohinjand Bohinjska Bistrica are a paradisefor lovers of WATER SPORTS(kayaking, canoeing, rafting,hydrospeeding, swimming) andfishermen.
KRANJSKA GORA Famous tourist destination KRANJSKA GORA attracts visitors with OUTDOOR SPORTS (hiking, mountaineering, cycling, horsmanship, paragliding, fishing etc) in the summer, and in winter with excellent slopes for winter sports. In Kranjska Gora there are the World Cup competitions in Alpine skiing
THERMAL RESORTSSlovenia has more than fifteen naturalthermal and climatic HEALTHRESORTS, as well as treatment resortsfor various health problems. In all ofSlovenias thermal health resorts,programs for beauty and relaxationhave been developed in addition to theclassical SPA SERVICES. The growingreputation of these health resorts overthe last few years has encouraged othersto study Slovenias natural assets moreintensively
COUNTRYSIDE Slovenias attentive politics towards environment gave birth to a florid growth of “sustainable tourism” FARMS all around the territory. Holidays in the countryside, at one of the more than two hundred Slovenian tourist farms offer a close contact with NATURE and people, with their culture, wisdom, customs, and habits. Holidays at a tourist farm are also an opportunity to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the countryside: preserved architecture, customs, traditional crafts…