Relaxing and inspiring
The land that will inspire you with the views of the vast plains and rolling hills lined with vineyards. The land, where you will enjoy a treasure trove of culinary delights and premium wines, unwind in natural health spas, see Ljutomer trotters, meet the storks and listen to the quaint local dialect. Visit the cities and the countryside, explore their history and tradition.
Tend to your body and spirit. On the site of the former Pannonian sea are numerous natural thermal spas and health resorts that offer everything you need for a relaxing repose or successful recovery. Welcoming thermal spas provide for comfortable accommodation in hotels, apartments, bungalows and campsites, and there’s plenty of room for motorhomes as well.Explore
growing in Maribor on the banks of the Drava River for more than 400 years. The Old Vine Festival is organised in its honour every year. You can explore kilometre after kilometre of wine routes dotted with wineries and tourist farms. With their delectable white variety wines and delicious fare they will win over any hiker or cyclist.
A culinary treasure trove
The region boasts a treasure trove of original delicacies and notable wines from the Štajerska region. You don’t have to look far for a good inn, fine restaurant, tourist farm or wine cellar of an acclaimed wine producer to be pampered with masterpieces atop a plate and in a glass, topped off with a serving of the proverbial local hospitality.
Maribor and Pohorje
The university and culture hub with the opera, theatre, museums and galleries boast also the oldest vine in the world and a gastronomic offering worthy to be washed down by its wine. The city core, Lent, is the venue for the international summer festival, and the nearby Maribor Pohorje invites with its Snow Stadium, the venue for international ski races and romantic night skiing.
Ptuj, Haloze and the hills of Slovenske Gorice
With its picturesque city core Ptuj is the oldest city in Slovenia. After a tour of the city ascend to the Ptuj Castle overlooking the city. The best time to visit Ptuj is during the international Shrovetide Carnival, one of the biggest events in Slovenia. Nature enthusiasts will want to explore the unspoilt nature of nearby Haloze and Slovenske Gorice.
The town with a beautiful Renaissance castle and a museum is the home of proverbially friendly people and their distinct dialect. The town where the Catholic and Evangelical Church coexist side by side takes great pride in its notable artists. The extensive culinary fare wouldn’t be complete without the traditional dishes like bujta repa (sour turnip hot pot), Prekmurje ham and bograč.
There used to be tens of floating mills on the Mura River, but only one has survived to this day – and it can be seen in the village of Ižakovci. Take the age-old ferry across the river. Feel the water also in the natural health spas featuring thermal waters, visit one of the natural mineral water springs. Bogojina boasts the famous Church of the Ascension, one of architectural great Jože Plečnik’s finest works. Lendava is the world capital of the hearty meat stew bograč, a must-try on any food lover’s list.
Welcome to the land of delectable dishes, premium wines, winding terraced hills, the sound of wind rattles, colourful cultural, natural and ethnological heritage, thermal springs, spas and trotters. Ljutomer is a town of ‘tabors’ (forts), trotters, films and wine. It is also the capital of the Prlekija region, while the medieval Ormož with Jeruzalem boasts premium white wines that can be sampled along the verdant wine routes.
Across gentle hills, along streams and over the meadows turn to the village of Selo, one of the most beautiful parts of the Goričko region that boasts a Romanesque rotunda from the first half of the 13th century. See the sights such as oil mills and distilleries, old mills and age-old thatched homesteads. In the village of Grad visit the biggest castle in Slovenia, showing off as many rooms as there are days in a year. Prekmurska gibanica, the traditional local layered cake, is a must-try.
Allow yourself to be seduced by the enticing course of the Kolpa River and explore its secret hideaways on foot, astride a bike or in a canoe. Visit the towns, squares and villages of Bela Krajina and discover the millennial history of its tales. Sample the excellent local wines, juices and traditional fare, listen to the music and learn a typical folk dance.
Storks and pottery
You can still find peace, herons and storks in Prekmurje, and experience fishing in the oxbows of the Mura river. Velika Polana carries the title of the European village of storks. A rich tradition of pottery is on display in Filovci, while Lake Bukovnica (Bukovniško jezero) calls for a nice walk or a fishing break and invites you to taste its spring water, believed to have natural healing properties.
The trotter is a noble horse – fast, steady, hardworking, tough, tenacious and elegant. It has been bred in the region of Prlekija for centuries. The horse racing society was formed in Ljutomer in 1875.
The summer is marked by horse races, the culmination of Sunday afternoons. Come and see the harness races, the hippodrome and the trotters training.
There is more
Venture to different part of the Pannonian Slovenia to discover its true charms, local customs and friendly people, all while relaxing with numerous activities.
Spend your holiday in the heart of mountainous Slovenia. Walk through vibrant and untouched nature that is criss-crossed by 10,000 kilometres of marked and arranged hiking trails. You can choose from 175 mountain huts or spend your nights in hotels and camps for hikers.
Cycling and biking
Explore Slovenia by bike. Riding amid the hills and plains, mountain peaks and forests, along the coast and the karst landscape and along the rivers and lakes of Slovenia is a lushly verdant fairy tale. Different trails are suitable for on-road and off-road biking.
Walks across the lowland trails
Do you like exploring natural sites? Experience a hiking adventure in the lowlands of Slovenia. Interesting walking, themed, educational, and mountain trails can be found everywhere.
Take your children to a world that they have never seen before. You can bike on forest trails or on special biking trails. To spend an active and healthy holiday, choose between a mountainous or coastal environment, Pannonian plains or rolling hills.
Golf courses in Slovenia are located amidst idyllic surroundings and are among the most beautiful courses in Europe. They are set in typical landscapes on the edge of the Pannonian Plain, among vineyards and rolling hills, below Alpine summits, and in the idyllic karst landscape.
Treat yourself to a swim in some of the many thermal spas and swimming pools. In summer, take a dip in the sea, lakes or rivers. Slovenia is rich in natural water resources. Visit Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj or one of the many natural swimming areas located on the coast.
Discover a different Slovenia
One of the best things about Slovenia is that it’s only a short distance from one region to an entirely different landscape, even climate.
In a hotel or a traditional house
In Pannonian Slovenia you will find quite a few tourist centres with hotels, but you can also go for a tourist farm, a private room or an apartment.
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