YOUR GUIDE TO SLOVENIA
Enjoy an Unforgettable Escape Exploring the Hidden Gems of Central Europe
Seaside towns, snowy alps, charming architecture, stunning lakes and breathtaking mountain ranges are just a few of the many reasons why the country of Slovenia is worth a visit. With the Mediterranean in the southwest, the Pannonian Basin in the northeast, the Alpine region in the northwest, and Dinaric mountain range in the southeast, Slovenia is a delightful destination year-round.
Top Attractions & Activities:
Rafting on the Emerald Soca River
Hike Triglav National Park
Mariborsko Phorie Ski Resort
Ljubljana Old Town
Capital and Population:
Ljubljana is the national capital of Slovenia. The country has a population of 2.1 million people.
Slovene, also called Slovenian, is the mother language of Slovenia. English is widely spoken and understood, however, most Slovenes speak Croatian, Serbian, as well as German and Italian.
The currency of Slovenia is the Euro.
The easiest ways to exchange currency in Slovenia is with a Currency Exchange Outlets or by using a Slovenian Bank ATM. For the best rates, opt for banks, especially those located in the capital area. Most major credit cards such as American Express and Mastercard are also widely accepted, though Visa is more popular in Slovenia. If you wish to take out cash from an ATM, choose to be charged in the local currency, that way you’ll save money on every transaction.
Best Time to Visit and Weather:
Spring (Mar-May) is by far the quietest time of year with fewer tourists. Enjoy Slovenia’s natural beauty as wildflowers begin to bloom and valleys turn green. Keep in mind, the weather is a bit unpredictable since early Spring is especially rainy.
Summer is the busiest time to visit. June through August is the perfect time to experience the liveliness of Ljubljana. Discover the adventure that awaits in the many rivers, lakes, and beauty of the Adriatic Coastline. Temperatures during this time of year can reach the upper 80s, so if you’re looking to beat the heat, opt for the northern Alpine region which stays relatively cooler.
With moderate temperatures and stunning fall foliage, Autumn (Sept.-Nov.) is the ideal time for travelers wanting to hike in the Triglav National Park one day and be transported back in time the next by visiting the country’s many medieval castles.
The winter season is by far the most frigid with temperatures dipping down to freezing or below, however, this is a magical time for avid skiers and those wanting to escape to a winter wonderland.
Honey bees are integral to Slovene culture. Out of a population of about 2 million people, there are around 90,000 beekeepers!
As of 2020, Slovenia is ranked 11th (out of 163 countries) on the Global Peace Index-the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness.
During Kurentovanje, a cultural festival that has been going on for more than 50 years, Slovenians wear traditional costumes and masks to scare away winter and celebrate the beginning of spring.
Slovenia is one of the greenest countries in the world with more than 61% of total land area being covered in forest.
The oldest wooden wheel in the world, approx. 5,150 years, was discovered in 2002 in the Ljubljana Marshes.
Home to the world’s oldest grapevine (over 400 years old), wine aficionados can experience fun and educational wine tours in Podravje-Slovenia’s largest wine region!