6 things to do when you visit Slovenia
Slovenia is an amazing location to visit. Slovenia has so much to do, and it’s all packed into one relatively small country. However, it may be small but it spans three great geographical regions: the Alps, Mediterranean and Pannonian Plain. Naturally, this means that for anyone who comes to visit, Slovenia offers a wealth of choice, not only for sightseeing but also activities. Such a diverse landscape provides an endless choice of things to do.
Here are 6 things that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Slovenia:
- Ring the bell of wishes on a fairytale island church
When you visit Slovenia, one place you must see is the beautiful Lake Bled in the alpine north. While there are many activities and things to do here, one of the most popular is a visit to its famous island church. Now you could take one of the many pletna boats and be lazily rowed out, or you could hire some boats and row yourselves out. As you disembark at the island, you can race up the 99 stone steps leading to the church. Inside, ring the bell of wishes and, as the name suggests, make a wish. It might come true.
- Go kayaking, rafting or canyoning in the mountains
Well, you are in the Alps so it would rude not to on your visit. Slovenia has one national park. Triglav National Park lies in the heart of the Julian Alps mountain range. There are numerous rivers, rapids and canyons in this region and therefore no end of opportunities for the more adventurous incentive seekers.
- Visit huge subterranean caves
The Mediterranean west is a place you must also visit. Slovenia is renowned for its magnificent limestone plateau known as the Karst. This vast world of limestone is riddled with underground caves, tunnels and lakes that disappear into the ground below. Postojna Cave is the biggest and most famous, while the UNESCO listed Skocjan Cave is equally fascinating.
- Visit fascinating castles
Slovenia has numerous castles, including one on a cliff overlooking Lake Bled, one on a hill overlooking the old town of its capital, Ljubljana, and probably the most fascinating of all, Predjama Castle. Predjama castle is probably the most popular castle among people who visit Slovenia. Situated halfway up a 123-metre cliff-side with a vast network of caves systems underneath, these caves were used by a cunning knight who held the entire Hapsburg army at bay by utilizing these secret caves to keep the castle supplied with food.
- Drink sumptuous wine from a 450-year old vine
While it’s easy to get caught up in the amazing mountains and sunny Karst region, be sure not to overlook the Pannonian Plain in the east on your visit. Slovenia is well-known for its wine, and you can find great wine routes and numerous wineries all across the country. However, in the eastern city of Maribor is an old house where the oldest vine in the world is still growing strong on the front of the house. The vine is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
- Lots of activities in the capital city
Ljubljana lies in the geographical centre of the country, and is likely the first place you will visit. Slovenia has a small but vibrant capital city, which is also the base for Liberty Adriatic DMC. In our hometown, we have a big pot of activities for you to choose from, such as: Ljubljana beer walk, a cooking class, food walk, night at the opera or a traditional Slovenian evening, and much more.
And there are more hidden secrets
Of course this list is just a starter. There is so much we can offer when you visit Slovenia for your trip. Contact us at Liberty Adriatic and let us help you plan the best journey ever.