Podčetrtek lies at the very heart of the region by the Sotla River. The Terme Olimia spa and the village of Olimje with its monastery and one of Europe’s oldest apothecaries beckon visitors to stop by. Orchards sprawling across the meadows and Podsreda Castle are part of the Kozjansko Regional Park.

A paradise on Earth you have to experience.

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Podčetrtek with its surrounding areas is the perfect relaxation destination. Unwind at Terme Olimia or in its vicinity. Explore the natural wonders and the gastronomic delicacies on offer in the Kozjansko region, or embark on an adventure in thermal waters.

A pampering paradise

Come to Podčetrtek and treat yourself to a bit of pampering. Enter a whole new world at Wellness Orhidelia, where you can find your very own spot to enjoy peace and relaxation. An entire family can relax at Family Wellness Termalija, where water fun, world of saunas and wellness delights are available in one single place. Couples will enjoy spending time at Spa Armonia, where the staff will attend not only to your wellness but also your appearance.

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Reaching inner harmony through selfness

Reaching inner harmony through selfness

Find the path to inner balance with comprehensive selfness programmes at Terme Olimia. You can discover the very best version of yourself by trying out a variety of services on offer, ranging from morning energy exercises, relaxing the body through aquatic exercise called Ai chi, and visualisation with meditation, to voice therapy, gong bath, Tibetan singing bowls, walking barefoot on a sensory path, and forest immersion. In addition, sample the vital food mostly produced by the local farmers.

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Six stars of nature

Six stars of nature

Experience the comfort of Ortenia eco-apartments in the heart of the Slovenian thermal area. Relax your mind and body and enjoy the comfort of Ortenia. Savour close contact with nature at the Olimia Adria Village Glamping Resort by staying in luxury tents offering high-level comfort.

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Staying at the oasis of green

Staying at the oasis of green

Stay at a place surrounded by forest in the midst of Kozjansko, were you can truly find your inner peace. Visit the Amon Homestead, where the first organic restaurant in Slovenia was established. The wine and food are prepared following old traditional recipes and using ingredients produced in their own garden. You can explore the green environment on the golf course or by bike, which you can borrow at the homestead.

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In the midst of nature and meadow orchards

In the midst of nature and meadow orchards

Stroll along the old paths and trails that used to burst with life. Experiencing the footpaths involves stopping by churches, pristine rivers and streams, mills, castles, forests, ancient orchards and local people. Along the path you can take in the remarkable biodiversity in the form of numerous orchids, butterflies and colourful meadows. Walk among the trees growing in meadow orchards and bite into a Kozjansko apple.

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A surge of fun in the water

Are you in the mood for the rush of adrenaline that thermal water can provide for the entire family? If so, enjoy the many water slides and chutes at the Aqualuna Thermal Park. The boldest among you can conquer the wildest slide in Slovenia – the King Cobra. Children will enjoy Aquajungle and Aquasafari. And if the day is rainy, visit the water world at Termalija Family Fun.

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Among the deer and fairy tale creatures

Among the deer and fairy tale creatures

Have yourselves a memorable family trip and visit the Jelenov Greben Guest House. You will be greeted by deer, which roam freely over their breeding grounds, covering app. 8 hectares. At the homestead relax at Wellness Lara and sample home-made culinary delicacies. Take a walk through the forest, visit the friendly witches and stop by the Land of Fairy Tales and Imagination, where Slovenian and other fairy tale characters have found a home.

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Culinary treats

Culinary treats

Take a stroll amid the magical and picturesque hills covered in vines. Taste the premium wines produced at Virštanj. Wine must be sampled along with good food, such as the Kozjansko bread cake (kozjanska kruhova potica), home-made meat products and capon, all of which are culinary specialities of the Kozjansko region. Visit Olimje and one of the first home breweries in Slovenia. Their beer is produced using water from beneath Rudnica, which has the same properties as the thermal water at Terme Olimia.

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Traipsing around Olimje

The village of Olimje is a lovely destination. Here, you can spend tranquil moments at the Minorite Monastery and stroll through the medicinal herb garden that the monks use to prepare medicinal concoctions. A Geological Educational Trail winds around Olimje and teaches hikers about the special geological features of the Kozjansko region. Make sure to stop by Chocolaterie Olimje, which is famed for high-quality and delectable hand-made chocolate products.

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Over the hills of Kozjansko

Over the hills of Kozjansko

The Kozjansko Regional Park comprises 50 km of marked and well-tended footpaths, along which you can get to know the area’s biodiversity and cultural sights. See Podsreda and visit its castle bearing the same name. Set out from Pilštanj’s medieval square and ascend to the lookout spot at the Vina Gora Hill. A part of the E7 European long-distance path leads across the Kozjansko region.

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Explorations by bike

Explorations by bike

Podčetrtek boasts over 35 km of cycling routes that are perfect for discerning cyclists and families alike. From Terme Olimia, where cycling equipment can be borrowed, set out on a round trip across the landscape rich with natural and cultural heritage.  You can also cycle along the well-kept route connecting Podčetrtek with the neighbouring Rogaška Slatina.

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Green facts

Slovenia is writing its green story. Feel it at every turn.

An avenue of pear trees will accompany you on your way to Olimje. The tree avenue communicates the destination’s commitment to preserving the heirloom fruit tree varieties.  

As much as 69% of the Kozjansko Regional Park is part of Natura 2000, an important European conservation area.

The Kozjansko apple is a special feature of the Kozjansko Regional Park, and symbolises nature protection and sustainable development of the area.

Kozjansko apples, juice, monastery tea and other local products often find their way to the tables of local restaurants.

Capon

Capon is a young, castrated rooster that is especially well-fed. It is particularly prized for its tender white meat. The meat is juicy and delicious because, unlike with hens or pigs, its fat does not accumulate in one single place, but is distributed between the meat’s tissues. The quality of capon meat forms the base for several dishes, mostly intended for various festivities.
Capon is a culinary speciality of the Kozjansko region.

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Experience a pleasant getaway and have some rest

Would you like to stay a little longer and see and experience as much as possible? Then select suitable accommodation that is ideal for you in the nearby area.

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Ortenia

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Domačija Jelenov greben

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Natura Amon

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Terme Olimia - Wellness Hotel Sotelia

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Aparthotel Rosa

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Terme Olimia - Hotel Breza

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Terme Olimia Village Lipa

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Kamp Natura

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Hotel Jasmin

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Near-by destinations

Explore the vicinity of Podčetrtek and cycle 15 km away to Rogaška Slatina, which is renowned for its natural mineral water called Donat and for its exquisite crystal products. Discover Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian town, which is 36 km away and famed for being the home of kurent, a typical carnival character, and featuring remnants of the Roman times. Roman ruins can also be found in Celje, which is 40 km away from Podčetrtek. In Celje visit the old castle and the popular hiking spot, Celje Hut. The popular sports centre of Rogla is less than 60 km away, offering skiing in the winter, while summer is the perfect time to explore Pohorje by hiking or biking around the area.

Ptuj

Ptuj is one of Slovenia’s oldest towns, famous for the Kurent, a traditional carnival figure.

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Ptuj

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Celje

Celje, an urban hub boasting a remarkable history of the Counts of Celje and a unique castle.

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Celje

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Maribor – Pohorje

The Styrian capital at the base of the green Pohorje Mountains

Maribor – Pohorje

Maribor – Pohorje

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Rogaška Slatina

A health resort with 400 years of tradition and the unique Donat Mg mineral water

Rogaška Slatina

Rogaška Slatina

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Podčetrtek in greater detail

For more information, please visit the website of Podčetrtek.

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