Slovenia is refreshing

Published: 14.7.2015

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Slovenia is refreshing

Slovenia is one of the countries in Europe with the most forests and expanses of water. Swim in clean Slovenian lakes and rivers. Waters in Slovenia have a refreshing and healing effect.

Slovenia is refreshing

Slovenia is one of the countries in Europe with the most forests and expanses of water. Swim in clean Slovenian lakes and rivers. In the north-western part of the country, the Nadiža River, the warmest Slovenian Alpine river, invites you in the Soča River Valley. Relax in the green Kolpa River in the south of Slovenia. Jump into Slovenia’s sea or enjoy a break in one of the fourteen natural resorts. Waters in Slovenia have a healing effect.

Summer months are particularly sunny and warm in Slovenia. You can cool down in the Gorenjska region in lakes Bohinj or Bled. Lake Bohinj is particularly refreshing at the mouth of the Savica Stream since the water rarely reaches 20 °C, but gets somewhat warmer at the mouth. Some 30 kilometres downstream, Lake Bled can be found. If you are bold, you can swim all the way to the island, row or take a pletna, a traditional Bled boat, to the island. You can also find refreshment at the natural bathing site, Šobec, which also provides camping facilities.

The Nadiža River, found in the western part of Slovenia, is considered the warmest Slovenian Alpine river. Visit its maintained bathing site at Napoleon Bridge near the Nadiža Campsite. The bridge obtained its name after Napoleon’s troops who supposedly crossed it in the past. The nearby emerald Soča River is considered one of the most magnificent Alpine rivers in Europe, which is a true paradise for lovers of white water sports activities in its upper section. In Tolmin, it is joined by the Tolminka River. The confluence of both rivers is a meeting point of young people in summer months and the venue of numerous summer festivals and events.

Find refreshment in the Krka and the Kolpa rivers in the Dolenjska region. These river beauties are popular due to their calm flow while combining the rich cultural heritage of the landscape. In Novo Mesto, it is possible to float on the Krka River aboard the Rudolf’s raft. The border marking Kolpa River meanders along the border with the neighbouring Croatia and can reach temperatures of up to 30 °C in the summer. Its murmuring water offers unique massage and relaxation at its cascades and dams. The river is accessible practically everywhere. There are also maintained bathing sites near camp sites and snack bars along the watercourse.

Kisses tasting of salt are the best. The 46-kilometre long Slovenian coast boasts a myriad of small romantic towns and bathing sites. Lay your beach towel on the Portorož beach. Enjoy the sound of waves in Moon Bay in Strunjan. Breathe in the healing sea air at Debeli Rtič Youth Health and Summer Resort. Explore the jagged Slovenian coast. Have an ice-cream in the picturesque Piran, the town, which was built on the tradition of salt-making. Anchor your boat or sailing boat in Marina Izola or Marina Portorož.

Waters in Slovenia have a healing effect. Almost 100 natural thermal springs with water temperatures between 32 and 73 °C can be found here. Fourteen natural resorts are some of the greatest tourist attractions of Slovenia, which are no more than 2 hours’ drive away from Ljubljana and central Slovenia, and offer diverse options for relaxation. Submerge into a pool filled with mineral water, enjoy the waterslides and other water attractions or simply indulge in one of the supreme wellness programmes.

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