- Population: 2,063,000
- Position: Slovenia lies in the North of the Mediterranean and the extreme South of Central Europe
- Area: 20,273 km2
- Government: Slovenia is a Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
- Capital city: Ljubljana, population: 280,000
- Membership of int. organisations: Slovenia is a member of numerous organizations such as European Union, NATO, Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Schengen Agreement and other global organizations
- Official language: The official language is Slovene, plus Italian and Hungarian in the ethnically mixed areas
- Religion: The majority of the population is Roman Catholic
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Climate: Mediterranean, Pannonian, Alpine
- Time: Central European Time (UTC + 1), Central European Summer Time (UTC + 2)
- Average daily temperatures in Ljubljana: July 26°C, January 2°C
- Neighbouring countries: Croatia, Austria, Italy and Hungary
- Length of coastline: 46.6 km
- Highest peak: Triglav 2,864 m
Slovenia, very green and diverse country between the Mediterranean and the Alps, boasts all the beauties of the Old World. When you want to learn about Europe in one stroke, come to Slovenia. In just 20,273 square kilometres there are wonderful Alps, charming coastline, pristine lakes, breath-taking crystal clear rivers, thermal springs, beautiful valleys, magnificent Karst cave world, antique castles, medieval cities, ancient villages, and countless vineyards with top quality wines.
Here in this small and easily covered area one can find 4 geographic regions, 3 climate regions and 3 wine growing regions.
This is Slovenia, compact and astonishing, a diversity of Europe in miniature. More diverse experiences await you all year round than can be found anywhere else.
12 reasons to visit!
Not many countries can offer such a wide variety of amazing possibilities like the Balkan countries can. Here below we have put together twelve reasons why you should visit Slovenia. These are top things to know about this wonderful green and diverse country, but they are not the only reasons why we find Slovenia so special. There are of course many many more. So drop everything and come and see it for yourself.
- stunningly beautiful nature
- diversity that will blow you away
- enchanting cities, small enough to be able to see them by foot
- numerous castles
- small distances – all is easily and quickly accessible
- one of the cleanest countries in Europe
- among the most biologically diverse countries in the world
- beautiful Karst caves are the world longest cave system opened for visitors in the world and are most popular in Europe
- multicultural culinary & excellent wine experiences are some of the finest in Europe, they amaze every client
- the third most forested country in Europe
- a hiker’s paradise and an adventurer’s playground
- it lies in the centre of Europe, but is still an undiscovered destination
Did you know?
- that Slovenia is among the most biologically diverse countries in the world?
- that Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe?
- that the climatic and geographical diversity and variety of Slovenia mean that you can ski in the morning, pick autumn fruits in the afternoon and have a night swimming in the Adriatic sea, all in a single day?
- that Slovenia is with 27,000 kilometres of rivers and other watercourses one of the richest countries in Europe in terms of water? It also has many subterranean waters and numerous mineral and thermal springs.
- that our gorgeous Postojna Cave is the most popular cave in Europe?
- that the Old Vine in Maribor is over 400 years old and is the world’s oldest vine?