Ljubljana & Central Slovenia are a great starting point to fall in love with Slovenia's special features. The capital, whose name sounds like beloved in Slovenian (Ljubljana–ljubljena), lives with a thousand faces of urban culture and art, festivals and events. It is joined with the marsh where the oldest wheel in the world was discovered. Green trails around Central Slovenia lead to places of UNESCO heritage of humanity and primeval forests.

 

 

Destinations with a hint of urban and mysterious nature

 

Ljubljana

A lively green city combining the charm of a small capital and the self-confidence of large European cities.

Ljubljana

Ljubljana

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Kamnik

A charming medieval town nestled in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

Kamnik

Kamnik

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Cerklje na Gorenjskem

Your first contact with Slovenia and its green Alpine landscape when you step off the plane

Cerklje na Gorenjskem

Cerklje na Gorenjskem

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Kočevje Region

Together with the Krokar primeval forest, which is inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Kočevje Region makes for a truly mystical forest landscape.

Kočevje Region

Kočevje Region

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Bela krajina

A melting pot of cultures in the very south of Slovenia by the River Kolpa

Bela krajina

Bela krajina

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Škofja Loka

A historic town of tradition and creativity in the vicinity of Ljubljana and an excellent starting point for exploring the Julian Alps.

Škofja Loka

Škofja Loka

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Idrija

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Idrija boasts the second largest mercury mine in the world.

Idrija

Idrija

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Novo mesto

An archaeological gem in the heart of Europe, embraced by the River Krka and the Dolenjska landscape with its gentle hills.

Novo mesto

Novo mesto

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TOP 5 experiences in Ljubljana & Central Slovenia

Walk around the green capital of Ljubljana, learn about the life of herdsmen on Velika planina, explore the natural and cultural treasures of the UNESCO heritage of humanity and surrender yourself to the humming of ancient forests in the Kočevsko region and of the River Kolpa, the warmest Slovenian river.

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Green Facts

Slovenia writes a green story. Feel it at every step.

With over 542 m² of public green areas per capita, Ljubljana is one of the greenest cities of Europe. Almost half of the green areas are covered with forests.

The largest beast in Slovenia, the brown bear, is the undisputed king of these forests and a protected species to boot.

The area of Krvavec is a part of the conservation area of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps and the Natura 2000 nature protection network.

The UNESCO Global Geopark Idrija is recognized as a geological, natural and cultural heritage site with great potential for developing sustainable geotourism.

Only one step from the city to nature

Enjoy the exciting vibe of the Slovenian capital and take a stroll among the masterpieces of the architect Jože Plečnik. Green nature and popular hiking destinations await you just a short distance from the city centre. In southern Slovenia, have some fun by the country’s warmest river.

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Take a break in the heart of Slovenia! Surrender to the busy flow of the Slovenian capital and other towns – Celje, Žalec, Novo mesto, Kamnik, etc. Enjoy the beauties of green nature, from the high mountains to idyllic hills, all just a few steps away. Choose and book your holiday today!

From 259,00 € A culinary experience in the land of vineyards and vineyard cottages

A culinary experience in the land of vineyards and vineyard cottages

Gastronomy
Persons: 2 Nights: 7

You can stay in the wonderful atmosphere of vineyard cottages (zidanice) in the midst of gentle wine

Kompas Novo mesto Novo mesto
From 129,00 € A culinary weekend in the land of vineyards and vineyard cottages

A culinary weekend in the land of vineyards and vineyard cottages

Gastronomy
Persons: 2 Nights: 2

Treat yourselves to a romantic weekend in the wonderful atmosphere of vineyard cottages (zidanice) i

Kompas Novo mesto Novo mesto
From 218,00 € KULT-mest_FEST urban culture festival Rudolf package

KULT-mest_FEST urban culture festival Rudolf package

Towns, history, culture
Persons: 2 Nights: 1

Bed and breakfast at a new boutique hotel, attendance of festival and tour of the old town centre of

Three-star Hotel Center Novo Mesto Novo mesto
From 242,00 € autumn experiences in Dolenjska in a wine cottage with its own cellar

autumn experiences in Dolenjska in a wine cottage with its own cellar

Winter holidays
Persons: 2 Nights: 2

Overnight at a boutique hotel with experience of typical authentic Colnar Dolenjska wine cottage wit

Three-star Hotel Center Novo Mesto Novo mesto

Discover other regions

If you go north or north-east, you will come to the world of the highest mountaintops of the Alpine Slovenia. In the east, you will feel the power of the healing waters of Thermal Pannonian Slovenia. West and south-west of Central Slovenia, you will be able to discover the secrets of the karst world, the wine-growing Vipava Valley and Brda as well as the attractive blue colours of the sea on the Slovenian coast.

Alpine Slovenia

Alpine Slovenia

Alpine Slovenia is a world of friendly and accessible mountains and hills. Hiking and biking trails take you across the Julian Alps, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Pohorje Hills to the highest peaks, rivers, lakes and waterfalls.

Alpine Slovenia

Alpine Slovenia

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Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

Svetovna presenečenja od solin do kraških jam.

Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia

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Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

Feeling good between health resorts and wine-growing hills.

Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

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