Get to know the towns that (co)host the EuroBasket 2013

Get to know the towns that (co)host the EuroBasket 2013

27. 11. 2012

EuroBasket 2013 will be hosted by four Slovenian towns, all less than an hour’s drive from the capital of Ljubljana. The first round of the Championships will take place in Ljubljana, Celje, Jesenice and Koper, while the second round and finals will be hosted by Ljubljana alone.

EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia less than a year away

EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia less than a year away

27. 11. 2012

Less than a year before the start of the Championships, Slovenia is making the final preparations for the largest European basketball event, which will take place between 4th and 22nd September 2013. This is not merely the largest sports event in the history of Slovenia, but also an opportunity for Slovenia, Ljubljana and other host towns to show their best to the European basketball elite and their fans. Slovenia is ready; basketball fans should also prepare!

Winter pleasures with a visit to an Alpine Skiing World Cup

Winter pleasures with a visit to an Alpine Skiing World Cup

27. 11. 2012

If you are a sports fan, it is worth visiting Slovenia and its ski resorts, especially during the Skiing World Cup races. Several will be held in Slovenia from December to March. You should combine an active or relaxing winter vacation with a visit to a World Cup race; with this, you will fully feel the winter atmosphere – from Kranjska Gora and Planica to Rogla and Mariborsko Pohorje.

Slovenian ski resorts are ready for the new winter!

Slovenian ski resorts are ready for the new winter!

27. 11. 2012

Are you someone who cannot survive the winter without skiing? Slovenia has long been a popular skiing destination known for its safe and diverse ski slopes when compared to the neighbouring traditional skiing countries. The Slovenian ski slopes are ready for the new season! Carefree skiing and active recreation in most Slovenian mountain resorts is provided again this year through the uniform SKI PASS SLOVENIA that, besides a 10% discount, offers also other benefits.

Winter relaxation in the embrace of thermal springs

Winter relaxation in the embrace of thermal springs

27. 11. 2012

An excellent source for gathering strength for the New Year can be December holidays in the embrace of beneficial thermal springs. All fifteen Slovenian natural spas have already traditionally prepared attractive packages for the Christmas holidays; moreover, all of them are organising unforgetable New Years Eve parties, while offers for the winter months are available as well. For those who prefer relaxed bathing and treatments over snow, some spas also offer a wellness ski offer.

The Advent fairytale in the Alpine pearl Bled

The Advent fairytale in the Alpine pearl Bled

27. 11. 2012

Each December, Bled takes care of a very special holiday atmosphere. The fairytale image of a lake, an island and a castle standing on a rocky overhang above the lake as well as an enchanting Advent spirit can only be found at this world-renowned Alpine pearl. After a good summer tourist season, Bled is already impatiently awaiting the winter season. They have prepared several unique events, such as the traditional deluge of the bell and circle of friendship when several thousand people hold their hands around Lake Bled.

New Year with a sea view and story from 1911

New Year with a sea view and story from 1911

27. 11. 2012

During the Christmas holidays up to the New Year, in the atmosphere of hoping for new and better, Portorož will return for one evening to the times of its highest glory, luxury and cosmopolitanism that were blooming in the pearl of the Adriatic Riviera, former Austrian Riviera, connecting two elite holiday and health resorts, Opatija and Portorož. Portorož will return to the times when hotels, villas and promenades were full of Austro-Hungarian officers with elegant ladies, when dance music could be heard everywhere and champagne ran like water…

December in the festive Ljubljana

December in the festive Ljubljana

27. 11. 2012

Anyone thrilled by Decembers colourful urban atmosphere and many events, holiday fairs and infinite lights should visit the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. Ljubljana was recently ranked among the five most beautiful capitals in Central and Eastern Europe with regard to the best Christmas fairs and light displays, which was also spread around the social media. It was ranked behind Tallinn and Prague and in front of Budapest and Warsaw – noted primarily by its extravagant Christmas lights. Ljubljana will traditionally come to life in full swing on 3 December.

Positive impact of the European Capital of Culture continues

Positive impact of the European Capital of Culture continues

17. 10. 2012

It’s less than three months until the end of the year and the institute MARIBOR 2012 - European Capital of Culture has expressed satisfaction with the current progress of what has, so far, been the most important cultural event in the history of independent Slovenia. The ECOC has brought developmental momentum to many areas, including the economic sector, where tourist activity is seeing positive feedback.

Alpe Adria Trail, a hiking trail of three countries

Alpe Adria Trail, a hiking trail of three countries

17. 10. 2012

The fact that three regions – the Austrian Kärnten, the Italian Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Slovenia – united in a project to set up a joint hiking trail called the Alpe Adria Trail is not news; however, there are a lot of activities and new features on the trail. In the past months, the trail has been marked in a uniform manner and a transparent and extremely functional joint Alpe Adria Trail web portal has been established.

Slovenian tourism ends 2012 peak tourist season successfully

Slovenian tourism ends 2012 peak tourist season successfully

17. 10. 2012

According to the provisional data provided by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia recorded a 3.1% increase in arrivals and a 1.4% increase of overnight stays by tourists in the first 8 months of 2012 compared to the same period last year, whereby the number of foreign tourists rose by 6.1%, creating a 5.6% increase in overnight stays from the same period last year. A glance at the results for August alone reveals an even better picture.

The Savica Hotel in Bled receives the EU Flower

The Savica Hotel in Bled receives the EU Flower

17. 10. 2012

The Savica Hotel, which is considered to be a specialised family hotel among the Sava Hotels Bled of the Sava Turizem Group, won the EU Flower, i.e. the eco-label awarded by the European Union for environmentally friendly tourist accommodation, at the beginning of October. Hence, it joined the respectable group of Slovenian hotels, tourist farms and campsites that show their responsibility towards the environment with an official environmental label as well.

WTM London – Slovenia marked by Ljubljana and EuroBasket

WTM London – Slovenia marked by Ljubljana and EuroBasket

17. 10. 2012

At this year’s central business event in the global travel industry, i.e. the WTM in London (5-8 November), Slovenia’s presentation will be marked by its capital, Ljubljana, and the largest sports event in the history of Slovenia – i.e. the European Basketball Championships, which will take place in Ljubljana and three other co-host towns in September 2013.

Postojna Cave to host the EuroBasket 2013 Draw Ceremony

Postojna Cave to host the EuroBasket 2013 Draw Ceremony

17. 10. 2012

The Postojna Cave, the greatest Slovenian tourist attraction and the most visited cave in Europe, will be the venue of the 2013 EuroBasket draw ceremony on November 18. The draw, in which 24 national teams, including Slovenia, will be divided into groups, will be the first in history to take place completely beneath the ground at an extremely attractive location, while the ceremony will also be enriched with a programme and numerous prominent names from the basketball world, which will additionally contribute to the uniqueness of the event.

Ljubljana, Celje, Koper and Jesenice to co-host EuroBasket

Ljubljana, Celje, Koper and Jesenice to co-host EuroBasket

17. 10. 2012

EuroBasket 2013, scheduled to take place between 4th and 22nd September 2013 in Slovenia, will be hosted by four Slovenian towns, all less than an hour’s drive from the capital of Ljubljana. The first round of the Championships will take place in Ljubljana, Celje, Jesenice and Koper, while the second round and finals will be hosted by Ljubljana alone.

EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia less than a year away

EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia less than a year away

17. 10. 2012

Two years after its successful candidacy for EuroBasket 2013 and almost a year before the start of the Championships, Slovenia is making the final preparations for the largest European basketball event, which will take place between 4th and 22nd September 2013. This is not merely the largest sports event in the history of Slovenia, but also an opportunity for Slovenia, Ljubljana and other host towns to show their best to the European basketball elite and their fans.

Specialized hiking and cycling hotels

Specialized hiking and cycling hotels

01. 08. 2012

Slovenia as an active destination at the crossroads of the Alps, the Mediterranean, Karst and Pannonian Plain offers diverse and attractive hiking and cycling possibilities, while hikers and cyclists are accepted by specialized hotels. After walking a long trail, you can find comfortable rest in specialized hiking or cycling accommodation facilities, mostly hotels; on the other hand, the Slovenian mountains are also full of mountain hostels and huts.

Robinson boating on the Kolpa river

Robinson boating on the Kolpa river

01. 08. 2012

Robinson boating on the warmest and cleanest European river, Kolpa – descend on the river for several days; you can simply indulge in nature. Robinson boating on the Kolpa river, the most unusual (crazy) vacation in Slovenia! Check out the offer of 5- and 7-day programmes.

Discover Idrija with Active Idrija agency

Discover Idrija with Active Idrija agency

01. 08. 2012

Discover the rich cultural and technical heritage of Idrija and the unspoiled nature in its surroundings. The Active Idrija tourist agency offers bicycle rentals, cycling trips, rental of GPS equipment for hiking and cycling with attractive marked trails, horse riding and climbing. Check out the special offer.

Hiking package in the harmony of three valleys

Hiking package in the harmony of three valleys

01. 08. 2012

Active hiking in the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and relaxing walks in the landscape parks of Logarska dolina and Robanov kot as well as in the upper river basin of the Savinja river.