Slovenian towns leave little question about the historic role of Austrian and Italian architecture: Ljubljana is reminiscent of Prague, while Piran might easily be mistaken for a tiny Italian town. While cities are interesting, the true must-see in Slovenia is its varied and pristine countryside.
- Visit the alpine resort of Bled and its beautiful lake with an island, but then continue to Srednja vas to view some traditional villages, or take a bus to Pokljuka mountain, an excellent starting place for treks into the Julian Alps.
- Enjoy the 5.3-kilometer journey into the Postojna caverns, which have the world’s longest publicly accessible depth and enormous stalactites and stalagmites.
- After seeing the vibrant seaside town of Piran, a visit to the tranquil salt works of neighboring Seovlje will seem like stepping out of time.
- Soča river is believed to be one of the few in the world that retains its emerald green hue throughout its course. It is also worthwhile to see the Trenta valley, through which it runs before crossing into Italy.
- Slovenia’s teeny-tiny baroque capital Ljubljana is beautiful in any season, but it is particularly popular in December because of its lavish yet elegant decorating.