Situated in central Europe, Slovenia is a beautiful holiday destination in the eastern Alps. Boasting tree-lined mountains, green valleys and glacial lakes, it is significantly cheaper than nearby Switzerland, Austria, and Italy.
Its picturesque capital, Ljubljana, is often compared to Prague, but to truly experience the country, then head into the mountains. Slovenia’s natural landscapes are a haven for adventure travellers.
Whether you’re interested in trekking or a city break, then there are plenty of things to see and do in Slovenia. Check out some of our favourites below.
Where to go and what to do in Slovenia
Ljubljana is Slovenia’s capital is lined with gorgeous cafés and boutique shops. Europe’s green capital for 2016 is a laid back and affordable place to visit on holiday, boasting vivid old buildings and cheap food and drink.
Slovenia’s natural beauty is what makes the country such a beautiful place to visit. No more so than a romantic daytrip to Bled – a fairytale resort dominated by a romantic lake. If you love water sports, then you can explore the island by rafting or canyoning – or if you prefer going by foot, there’s a 2 kilometre hiking path available too.
You may also want to visit the Bell Tower, which can be followed by a visit to the Bled Castle situated 600 metres above the lake.
3. Postojna caves
Postojna’s caves are the longest publicly accessible cave system in the world. Here you can marvel at the enormous and ethereal stalactites and stalagmites.
Slovenia’s pretty coastal town of Piran boasts a magnificent town square. The 19th century masterpiece is named after the composer Giuseppe Tartini. It’s also home to one of the most spectacular churches in Europe, St George Cathedral, with its spectacular bell tower overlooking the town centre.
5. Celje Old Castle
After taking a daytrip to Piran, you can visit the largest fortress in Slovenia. It’s situated outside Celje’s old town and overlooks the Savinja river.
Beautiful, cheap and safe, holidays in Slovenia are perfect for budget travellers
If you like cycling, paragliding or white-water rafting, then these activities can all be enjoyed cheaply in Slovenia. If you want to sleep cheap on holiday, then book a hostel with HostelsClub today and make huge savings on your accommodation costs.
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