Summer in the Karst and on the seaside

Is there anything nicer than an evening stroll through a coastal town with the sound of music echoing in its streets? The romantic atmosphere of the Slovenian Mediterranean coast and the Karst will be created this summer by numerous traditional festivals and events. Check where you can satisfy your longing for culture.

Tartini Festival

In the picturesque surroundings of Piran and Koper, an international summer chamber music festival takes place In August and September, which is dedicated to Giuseppe Tartini, who was born in Piran. This year’s festival will be particularly festive, as it marks 330 years since the birth of the famous composer. In addition to Tartini's works, the festival also features the works of other great international and Slovenian composers as well as the works of modern creators inspired by Tartini’s art. At the festival, you will have the opportunity to see Tartini's famous 300-year-old violin and hear how it sounds. This violin continues to amaze audiences as they listen to it played by world-class musicians.

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Sweet Istria Festival

As you take a walk through Koper, you will be amazed at its attractive cultural and historical heritage, and its surrounding area will take your breath away due to the wealth of flavours that can be encountered at numerous gastronomy festivals. If you have a sweet tooth, visit the town in September, when the streets are filled with the aroma of sweet Istrian delicacies. The Sweet Istria Festival also reveals its “sweet delights” at a number of accompanying events and workshops.

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Vilenica International Literary Festival

In the beginning of September, the Vilenica International Literary Festival will host poets, authors, playwrights and essayists from more than 20 countries for the 36th time. The main event of the festival will be an award ceremony for giving out the Vilenica literary award, which is given in accordance with the Vilenica statutes to an author from central Europe for exceptional achievements in the field of literature and essay writing. The festival programme will be held in the Karst and elsewhere in Slovenia, but the most unique venue will most certainly be the karst Vilenica Cave.

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Lavender Festival in the Karst

Do you like the smell of lavender? These gentle purple aromatic flowers are the main attraction of the Lavender Festival that will once again be held this year in the village of Ivanji Grad near Komen. At this two-day festival, local lavender growers show visitors how lavender is harvested, stored, and transformed into various products. You can even taste lavender ice-cream and other local delicacies at the festival.

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Dreams in Medana

Where could you find a more picture perfect location for poetic and artistic souls if not in the idyllic Brda Hills! Small Brda villages overlooking the hills covered with vineyards, orchards and olive groves are ideal for inspiration and romance. Brda has always been an inspiration for poets, as the poet Alojz Gradnik was also born here. And it’s his birthplace of Medana, which annually hosts the Dreams Festival, where it’s possible to listen to exquisite music and poetry from various domestic and international artists on dreamy summer evenings. The Fairy-Tale Festival in Šmartno will take you to a fantasy world.

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Catch the rainbow of cultural events

An abundance of cultural events awaits you in Slovenia every day of the year. Admire the masterpieces of nature and the works of human hands and feel the lively vibe of festival events.



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Summer is a time for relaxation and a number of interesting outdoor events. You can pair all of this with activities in nature and the exploration of sights.

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Spend your dream holiday in Slovenia. In the summer, you can experience a lively atmosphere in town squares and streets, only a few steps from energising green nature. Indulge in the calming atmosphere of the sea and sun.

The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia

Enjoy the warmth of the seaside sun caressing your skin or descend to the mysterious world of underground caves.

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Active fun on the Slovenian coast

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Discover the beauty of the inland areas of Slovenian Istria

The inland areas of Slovenian Istria will enchant you with their mix of the Mediterranean and the Karst and with picturesque villages hiding numerous cultural treasures.

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Enjoy thermal experiences on the coast

Feel the power of the sea and thermal energy – pamper yourself on the Slovenian coast.

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Top experiences of historical towns for families

Historical towns invite you to take part in fun family events.

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Top gastronomic festivals and events in Slovenia

Taste Slovenia at numerous culinary festivals and events.

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Cultural Experiences

Cultural Experiences

Discover the mysterious combination of cultural sights and natural patterns which have had their meeting point in Slovenia, at the crossroads of nations and regions, for centuries. Publication "Cultural experiences" opens doors to travellers into the world of artistic creativity and architecture, into the history of culture and the modern way of life. Come on in, it´s Slovenia Culture Time!



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