Participate in Bled Water Festival

Participate in Bled Water Festival

25. 04. 2017

Bled Water Festival connects various organisations, international experts, activists, filmmakers, business people and the general public, providing information about water and its importance for life. Join the good cause at the International Bled Water Festival, taking place from 15th to 16th June 2016, by participating in a contest on responsible water usage – apply by 31st May.

It’s all about the bee buzz in Slovenia

It’s all about the bee buzz in Slovenia

25. 04. 2017

Members of the Slovenian Professional Guides Association (KPTVS), in co-operation with the Slovenian Beekepers’ Association, have established the first api-tourist guides for Slovenia. The guide designation is unique in the world, showing that the guides are educated in the fields of beekeeping, api-tourism and bees. As ambassadors of Slovenian api-tourism, they represent a connection between the providers of beekeeping tourism and tourists.

Follow Slovenia on Instagram!

Follow Slovenia on Instagram!

14. 04. 2017

Do you love taking pictures and posting them on Instagram? Photogenic corners of green, active and healthy Slovenia are attracting more and more photographers to find the perfect location for their next Instagram post. The Slovenian Tourist Board also hosts Instagram influencers, who love to share their moments on profiles which can have more than 50,000 followers. Follow Slovenia on Instagram!

10th anniversary of the Old Vine House

10th anniversary of the Old Vine House

14. 04. 2017

In the heart of Maribor, the oldest vine in the world still grows in front of the Old Vine House. The confirmed age of this “Žametovka” or “Modra Kavčina” vine is over 400 years, which won it a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest noble vine in the world still bearing grapes. Visit the Old Vine House, temple of wine tradition and culture, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Don’t miss the special celebration on 21st April.

The best chocolate event in Slovenia

The best chocolate event in Slovenia

14. 04. 2017

Visit “honestly sweet” Radovljica, where the Chocolate Festival will take place between 21st and 23rd April. This popular event in Radovljica brings together sellers and producers of chocolate and displays the rich history of methods of producing these sweet pieces of art.

The Month of Asparagus in the Karst Region

The Month of Asparagus in the Karst Region

14. 04. 2017

Experience the culinary delights of the season, with wild asparagus starring as the main ingredient! Don’t miss the Month of Asparagus, taking place between 7th April and 7th May in the Karst region. In addition to the superb gastronomic offer, the month is full of organised hikes and fairs featuring herbs and delicious food, as well as cultural and culinary programmes.

Slovenian Tourist Board among the best in the world

Slovenian Tourist Board among the best in the world

10. 04. 2017

Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) has become one of the World’s Best Tourism Organisations. The decision was made by the jury of Flight Network, one of the Canada's leading online travel agencies. Among 140 candidates, STB was listed as 15th. The jury evaluated the tourism organisations from around the world mostly by their web sites.

The new digital look of hiking and biking in Slovenia

The new digital look of hiking and biking in Slovenia

07. 04. 2017

Be inspired for an active retreat in Slovenia by the new, refreshed design of the Hiking & Biking Slovenia website. It offers information about destinations, routes and trails and specialised accommodation, and suggests top adventures you simply must try. It is divided into two sections – one for hiking and the other for biking.

Transavia flights between Ljubljana and Amsterdam

Transavia flights between Ljubljana and Amsterdam

07. 04. 2017

The Summer Flight Timetable 2017 brings great news for passengers of Ljubljana’s international airport and all who love to travel by plane. The Dutch low cost airline Transavia is now offering three direct flights a week between Ljubljana and Amsterdam.

Start your marathon season at the Slovenian coast

Start your marathon season at the Slovenian coast

04. 04. 2017

Slovenian Istria, with its mild Mediterranean climate, provides excellent conditions for running at the beginning of spring. The Istrian Marathon connects the coastal towns of Koper, Izola and Piran. One of the first marathons of the season will take place on 9th April. Don’t miss the opportunity to run in the next marathons in green, active and healthy Slovenia; the Three Hearths Marathon at Radenci is scheduled for 20th May.

Slovenia – top culinary destination with award-winning chefs and new Michelin guide

Slovenia – top culinary destination with award-winning chefs and new Michelin guide

04. 04. 2017

Slovenia’s culinary world continues to gain recognition! With Ana Roš receiving the prestigious international award for World’s Best Female Chef 2017, and her Hiša Franko ranking among the World’s Best Restaurants, Slovenian cuisine is positioning Slovenia as the next top culinary destination. Last week, more culinary milestones were set by our green, active and healthy country. Chef Tomaž Kavčič, from Dvorec Zemono in the Vipava Valley, was awarded with an Innovation Award by JRE (Jeunes Restaurateurs), and Le Guide Michelin announced they would start evaluating Slovenian restaurants with their stars for the new Michelin guide.

The best Slovenian restaurants for 2017

The best Slovenian restaurants for 2017

04. 04. 2017

The Slovenia Restaurant Awards have announced the regional and the overall winner, chosen by the expert committee at a ceremony held in Fužine Castle in Ljubljana. After many months of preparations by the expert committee, a two-month voting process from Chefs and Foodies, the Academy and a people's vote, we have the winners of the best Slovenian restaurant awards 2017.

Hiša Franko on the World’s Top 100 Restaurants list

Hiša Franko on the World’s Top 100 Restaurants list

04. 04. 2017

Hiša Franko in western Slovenia is celebrating again. Last week the World’s Best Restaurants placed Hiša Franko in 69th place on their prestigious list, following Ana Roš’ announcement as the World’s Best Female Chef at the beginning of the year. This year, the committee increased the number of restaurants that each voter selects from 7 to 10, meaning there were more votes than ever before and an even stronger pool of unbeatable dining experiences across the world.

The season of Open Kitchen market is open

The season of Open Kitchen market is open

04. 04. 2017

The favourite event for foodies in Ljubljana has opened its season. The Open Kitchen Market offers you an opportunity to meet Slovenian chefs, taste Slovenian and international dishes, and learn about different methods of food preparation. The event takes place every sunny Friday at food stands in Pogačar Square in Ljubljana (the Ljubljana marketplace). The market is open until the middle of October.

SIW 2017 – Save the date

SIW 2017 – Save the date

04. 04. 2017

Get ready for the best business date of the year! The Slovenian Incoming Workshop (SIW) is the largest business event in Slovenian tourism. The Slovenian Tourist Board invites you to the flagship event of the Slovenian tourism industry from 11th-13th May 2017, at the Grand Hotel Union in Ljubljana.

Slovenian environmentalist fights against climate change

Slovenian environmentalist fights against climate change

27. 03. 2017

Matevž Lenarčič, a Slovenian environmentalist, alpinist, photographer and pilot, has embarked on a new research mission within the Green Light World Flight project. His goal is to measure the black carbon and Saharan sand influx in the springtime from Africa to Central Europe, over the Mediterranean Sea, north and south of the Alps and above the mountain range itself, at different altitude levels. Matevž is gathering the data with his ultra-light aircraft, the WT 9 Dynamic, which is equipped with special instruments that measure the presence of black carbon.

Get ready for an active season

Get ready for an active season

20. 03. 2017

Spring is already knocking on our doors and Slovenia is getting ready for outdoor activities. Hiking and biking are among the most popular activities in our green country. Only a few minutes from the city’s hustle and bustle, you find yourself surrounded by nature, peace and fresh air. Accelerate your heartbeat by walking and cycling on more than 10,000km of marked hiking and biking trails that crisscross Slovenia.

Luxury travel to Slovenia with National Geographic

Luxury travel to Slovenia with National Geographic

17. 03. 2017

The iconic alpine town of Bled in north-west Slovenia is on the cover of a brochure about luxury travel by plane published by National Geographic for 2017 and 2018. Slovenia is included in the itinerary called “Great Empires by Private Jet” and besides Bled, the journey also includes a visit to Ljubljana. "A short flight brings us to Ljubljana, where we will discover the diverse landscape of Slovenia, a crossroads of culture, located between the Alps and the Mediterranean," states the description.

Don’t miss the peak of the winter cheering season at Planica

Don’t miss the peak of the winter cheering season at Planica

17. 03. 2017

From 23th-26th March 2017, Planica FIS World Cup Ski Jumping will host the best ski-jumpers in the world. This is the final competition of the season for the Slovenian Eagles, as the national ski jumping team are called. The history of ski jumping in Planica dates back to the 1930s, when the first milestone – a jump over 100m – was achieved. New world records followed and we are all wondering whether we will witness another one in the upcoming days.

Friendly Api-retreats in Slovenia

Friendly Api-retreats in Slovenia

16. 03. 2017

The love of bees in green, active and healthy Slovenia dates far back into the past, and this passion has been passed from generation to generation for decades. The Slovenian native Carniolan honey bee (Apis mellifera carnica) is the second most widespread bee species in the world. Their beehives are genuine treasure houses of health – offering benefits ranging from sweet honey to the healthy products used in apitherapy treatments.