Slovenia, one of the smallest and youngest European countries, is very hospitable to young travellers. In our unique, easily accessible and safe country, nestled between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, there are so many sights and attractions that many call it Europe in miniature. Whether discovering the beauties of our country is your final destination or just a stop along your exploration of Europe or the world, there are plenty of things to see and experience here.
The best time to travel is while you are young. There is nothing nicer than packing a backpack and travelling the world with the little
pocket money one earns during the holidays. Changing your environment always means expanding horizons and discovering different cultures, meeting people from other countries, and an opportunity to make new friends. Young people want to experience a lot and are therefore coming to Slovenia more and more.
As it turns into a European capital, Ljubljana
offers the most opportunities for entertainment and satiating your curiosity. Different clubs are located here and diverse cultural and social events take place, from various exhibitions to a film festival. The second Slovenian
largest city, Maribor
, which is the capital of Štajerska, does not lack any of these features and is the most joyous in the summer during the Festival of Lent. In Celje
, the pulse of a contemporary town interlaces with the echoes of famous history among the ruins of the castle.
Smaller towns and places are not less interesting than the larger ones. Ptuj
, with its numerous attractions, is the oldest and in the opinion of many, the most beautiful in this part of Europe. Idrija
is famous for a rich technical heritage. Romantic Piran
is a town of
mariners and saltpan workers. Bled
offers an unforgettable sight with its charming church on the island in the middle of the lake. Škofja Loka
is full of cultural and ethnographic attractions. Postojna
is worth visiting, especially due to the famous Postojna Cave and the castle in front of it. Lipica
is the home of famous white Lipizzaner horses.
Even if you prefer the countryside to the hustle and bustle of cities and you like the byways
, Slovenia is the right choice for you. All these activities are at the reach of your hand: walks through almost
untouched forests, diverse sports activities
in the mountains covered with crystal clear rivers and lakes, swimming in the warm Adriatic Sea, exploring the mysterious beauties of the karst underground or roaming through the rural wine-growing hills and fertile plains. And when you get tired, and desire some rest and pampering, you can turn to the nearest of numerous spas and health resorts
Slovenia is easily accessible by train
and is especially friendly to young travellers because of reasonable prices and numerous other discounts for the youth. The cheapest accommodation is offered by our youth hotels
. Some of these are members of the Travel Association of Slovenia and take a membership card for youth hostels. Besides these, there is also a well-developed network of other youth accommodations. Other international discount cards for the youth are valid in Slovenia as well: ISIC, Go25 in European youth card.