Top Slovenia Beautiful Places
Slovenia was our biggest travel discovery of 2016. Even though we have visited neighboring countries such as Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary, we just happened to forget about Slovenia. After we got invited to the Big Berry camp, we decided to spend more time in this country and discover hidden gems of it. It turned out that there are so many Slovenia beautiful places! You can swim in the Adriatic Sea in the morning, drink a coffee in the Old Town of Ljubljana in the afternoon and watch the sunset in the Alps in the evening. In this country everything is possible! In this post, I am giving you the list of the most beautiful places in Slovenia.
Even though it is a very small country, with only 2,000,000 people living there, it has A LOT to offer. There are also many amazing places to stay in Slovenia. It surprising how diversified this country is. Slovenia has 3 main climates: continental in the center, Alpine on the North and Mediterranean on the South. It is very unique, regarding the fact that you can drive through the entire country within 3-4 hours.
We spent almost a month in the beautiful region of Carniola. So here we go- check out the list of the best places to visit in Slovenia and get inspired!
Predjama Castle & Postojna Cave
Predjamski Grad is the most unique castle I have ever seen. It was built in 13th within a cave mouth! It looks absolutely amazing and it is definitely one of the best places in Slovenia to see. The castle was featured in many famous movies, including Armour of God with Jackie Chan.
If you happen to visit Predjamski Grad, be sure to go to the neighboring Postojna Cave as well. This long network of underground passages, chambers, and galleries is located only 9 kilometers from Predjama Castle.
What’s interesting, Postojna is the most visited cave in Europe! It is a place that cannot be missed during your Slovenia holidays.
Skip the lines and book the tour to Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave from Ljubljana here.
Ptuj is not only one of the Slovenia most beautiful towns but also the oldest one in the country. It was first settled in the Stone Age (!) and then in the Iron Age by Celts. Of course, you can’t really see the remains of the ancient times in Ptuj but it’s still a place worth visiting. There is a lovely Old Town and beautiful castle located in the heart of the town.
Ptuj is situated in Northeastern Slovenia, close to the borders with Croatia, Austria, and Hungary.
Skip the lines and book a day tour to Ptuj and Maribor from Ljubljana here.
Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia. Don’t be misled by that though. Slovenia is very small, so Maribor is definitely not a metropolis! It has less than 100,000 inhabitants, so it looks more like a town. Regardless of the size, it is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia. There is a lovely old town in the heart of the city with many interesting monuments.
Maribor is located close to Ptuj and Austrian border. It is a great place to visit no matter if you are traveling with kids, solo or as a couple.
Skip the lines and book a day tour to Maribor and Ptuj from Ljubljana here.
Bela Krajina is getting more and more popular every year. There is no better place to unwind and relax than in this region. It’s located close to the border with Croatia and it’s definitely one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia.
Bela Krajina is peaceful and quiet. Eating fresh, organic food from local producers, swimming in the crystal clear lake and breathing the fresh, unspoiled air are things we all need.
The list of the most beautiful places in Slovenia won’t complete without mentioning its capital – Ljubljana.
Even though it is the biggest city in this country, it’s relatively small if you compare it to the other European Union’s capitals (it has less than 300,000 inhabitants). Ljubljana is located in the heart of Slovenia. It is famous from the beautiful Old Town, canals and the castle located on the hill.
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Even though Slovenia has a quite short coastline (less than 50 kilometers / 31 miles), it is very impressive! There are three main towns with access to the Adriatic Sea: Koper, Portoroz, and Piran. The last one is the best- at least in my opinion.
With a lovely old town, old city walls, and crystal clear sea, Piran is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia.
If you want to take a day trips from Ljubljana to Piran, check out this tour.
The iconic Bled is one of the best places to visit in Slovenia. It is located in the Julian Alps, in the North of the country. I must admit that, like almost all the tourist, I fell in love with Bled!
The crystal clear lake with the church situated in the middle of it, amazing mountains covered with the snow, and the impressive castle built on the high hill, are things I will never forget.
Bled and Bohinj are the most beautiful lakes in Slovenia. Take a day tour from Ljubljana to see them.
Even though Bohinj is bigger than Bled, it is less famous. I have no idea why! Both lakes are equally beautiful.
Bohinj is located in the Triglav National Park and is a perfect gateway for hiking in the Julian Alps. An interesting fact is that the Church of St John the Baptist (that you can see in the photo below) is the most often photographed church in Slovenia.
Bohinj and Bled are the most beautiful lakes in Slovenia. Take a day tour from Ljubljana to see them.
Podcetrtek is a hidden gem of Slovenia! It is a place most tourists don’t know about. I am pretty sure it will change in the future though. With awesome hiking trails, delicious food, and unspoiled nature, it is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia.
Lake Jasna is located in Kranjska Gora at the Julian Alps, close to the Austrian border. It is a great place to visit all year long.
In the summer you can jump into the lake to cool off. In the spring and autumn, you can see the explosion of colors on the trees surrounding Jasna. Winter is perfect for skiing in the neighboring mountains.
That’s it! I hope this post fueled your wanderlust and inspire you to visit Slovenia. If you are already there and your time is limited, see the highlights of Slovenia with this tour in just one day.
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