The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia merge the wonders of the Karst and the taste of traditional sea salt. Coastal towns show their beauty in the sun, green Istrian rural areas are home to original cuisine with olive oil and wild plants, Brda and the the Vipava Valley are home to world famous wines, while the Karst uncovers the secrets of caves which are among the most visited in Europe. This area is also home to famous white Lipizzaner horses.
The Vipava Valley was placed on Lonely Planet's top ten destinations in Europe list, which it recommends to visitors this year. More
Škocjan Caves are listed among UNESCO’s natural heritage sites. More
Komen swears by its green strategy and prides itself on having obtained the golden Slovenia Green label. More
Koper was awarded the title of the European Destination of Excellence by the European Commission. More
TOP 5 experiences in Mediterranean & Karst Slovenia
Visit the karst caves with the Postojna Cave, the queen of all caves, at the forefront. Embark on a trip to the captivating seaside towns wrought with history. Learn about the elegant white Lipizzaner horses. Feel the salt on your skin, taste the nobility of the local wines and dishes with excellent olive oil.
Slovenia writes a green story. Feel it at every step.
Venture into the embrace of the region's green treasures on an electric bike or electric scooter.
Almost the entire Karst destination belongs among the Natura 2000 sites.
Decanter magazine recognised three traditionally produced wines from the Vipava Valley as the best natural wines in the world.
Every year most of the bathing areas and the marina are awarded a blue flag, which is an international ecological symbol denoting the quality of natural bathing areas and marinas.
First hand Mediterranean and Karst
Learn about the stories stemming from salt, carved in stone and hidden among the green vineyards. Descend into the karst caves, enjoy the beach, explore its hinterland with a diverse range of tastes and enjoy the view of the fertile landscape with a glass of top-quality vine.
Among waves, the burja wind, and the wonders of the karst landscape
Visit picturesque coastal towns and the romantic inland areas of Istria. The karst world will take your breath away with its stunning above-ground and underground phenomena. The Vipava Valley invites visitors with its diverse flavours and active experiences all year round.
The Vipava Valley
Enter the green splendour of the Vipava Valley. The green landscape, shaped by the sun and the bora wind, provides many wonderful culinary treats and a series of possibilities for active holidays.
Discover the beauty of the inland areas of Slovenian Istria
Numerous cultural gems hidden from the crowds and the hospitality of the locals are just a couple of reasons to visit the inland areas of Slovenian Istria.
Experience Koper and its inland areas
Explore the wonderful Koper countryside and discover the rich cultural heritage of Koper and its inland areas.
Osmice wine bars
Follow the trail of ivy branches and visit ‘wine bars’ called osmice – these are occasional wine bars in the Primorska wine-growing region that have a tradition dating back more than two hundred years. Local residents will not only serve you wine, but will also gladly offer you a slice of wind-dried ham (pršut), pancetta, home-made bread, štruklji (dumplings filled with curd cheese), strudels, and other delicious delicacies.
200 years of cave tourism for Postojna Cave
Postojna Cave has been welcoming visitors into its marvellous underground world for 200 years. Experience unique cave adventures and lose yourself in adventures offered in its vicinity.
Summer dreams at the Slovenian coast
The Slovenian coast invites visitors to come and experience its charming medieval towns, the scent of salt, and its green countryside filled with authentic Istrian flavours.
Experience the salty luxury of Piran
Piran is a town that grew on salt. Discover the salt-making tradition that influenced the development of the town and how it is involved in the city today.
EXPO Postojna Cave Karst
Is the explorer inside you keeping you restless? Visit the largest interactive exhibition about caves and karst in the world, and discover the mysteries about how Postojna Cave was formed and how its tourism developed.
Enjoy thermal experiences on the coast
The sea has its own power. Feel it on your own skin. Choose to enjoy thalasso therapy or other thermal spa treatments on the Slovenian coast.
Active fun on the Slovenian coast
Spend an active holiday on the Slovenian coast. Find refreshment with a number of activities at the seaside or explore the countryside by bicycle, on foot, or on a horse.
The greatest gastronomic events in Slovenia
You can visit events with a culinary focus in every season, where you can learn in greater detail about the local cuisine and culinary specialities from the immediate as well as greater vicinity. To help you make a decision, we would like to offer a few hints where you can go.
Top tourist guided tours in the Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia
Discover attractions and places in the embrace of the Mediterranean climate. Venture out on a tour of the Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia accompanied by tourist guides.
Spend your holidays at the campsites of Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia
The campsites in Slovenia’s Mediterranean and Karst areas are caressed by the warm sun and the gentle aroma of the sea. They are located along the Adriatic coast and inland in the Karst region. Campsites among vineyards are especially enchanting.
What are your interests?
Design your day-to-day itinerary. Select the destinations you want to visit and when you are planning to visit them.
Book your experience
The view of the magnificent blueness of the Slovenian sea will make your heart sing. Explore the underground treasures of the Slovenian Karst and surrender yourself to daydreaming in the wonderful surroundings of the Vipava Valley and Goriška Brda. Choose and book your holiday today!
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Just enjoy yourself Experience either a shorter or longer culinary indulgence with your chosen wine
Discover other regions
Allow yourself to be fascinated by other Slovenian regions, too – the Alpine Slovenia with its mighty mountaintops and clear waters and the treasury of active experiences in nature, Ljubljana and Central Slovenia with an excellent combination of vivacious urban life and genuine contact with unspoilt nature as well as Thermal Pannonian Slovenia with an abundance of therapeutic thermal springs and wine growing hills.
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