Trust the green
Slovenia is a land that tells a green story. We are surrounded by greenery wherever we look – towards the Alpine peaks, the green forests, the Adriatic, the mysterious Karst, the vineyards, or the Pannonian plains. Unspoiled green nature encourages us to be responsible in our actions and when protecting it. Under the auspices of the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism, we are realising green policies and creating green adventures. The Slovenia Green label, which is a commitment to a green future, is being awarded within the framework of the relevant National Programme. An increasing number of green destinations, providers, parks and agencies wish to leave a beneficial impact on the environment and local community. You can trust those that have obtained the Slovenia Green label since they hold an internationally-recognised quality and sustainability rating.
Only one step from the city to green nature
Slovenia is a country of green towns and places with rich cultural heritage. A particularity of Slovenian towns is that you can have one foot in the city and the other one in green nature. Take a walk round Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, which is one of the greenest European cities in terms of the scope of green public surfaces per resident. Explore the abundance of cultural heritage, lively atmosphere in the city centre, which is closed to motor traffic, and spoil your taste buds with a diverse offer of flavours. Make your break different with accommodation at green provider, Park Hotel.
Pamper yourself in green
Fresh air and healthy waters are some of the key elements attracting lovers of green tourism to Slovenia. You will find all of the above when visiting Podčetrtek, which similarly to Ljubljana, Bled, Rogaška Slatina and Komen prides itself on the golden Slovenia Green label. Indulge in the thermal pleasures of Terme Olimia and explore the green surroundings of the Kozjansko Regional Park. Stroll among the vineyards, enjoy chocolate in the Olimje Chocolate Shop or learn about the third oldest pharmacy in Europe and herbal garden of the Olimje Minorite Monastery.
Green image of paradise
Bled and its heavenly image of the lake with an island, a mighty castle on a rock, and an incredible backdrop with the surrounding Alpine peaks is one of the most beautiful Alpine gems. In addition to natural and cultural treasures, it is also quite special due to its beneficial climate and thermal springs with lake water. All of this contributes to Bled's commitment to sustainable development. Taka ride on Lake Bled and reach its island on traditional boats – pletnas, or on an electric boat, or you can even row there yourselves. Learn about the lake's surrounding area with the help of fijakerji, traditional horse-drawn buggies. You can explore Bled and its surroundings by electric bicycles too. You can also contribute to the green mentality by throwing rubbish into dedicated containers, thus observing Bled's commitment to the Zero Waste concept.
Rogaška Slatina became world-renowned due to its unique Donat Mg mineral water, which has the highest magnesium content in the world. Legend has it that the medicinal mineral springs were discovered by Pegasus, a winged horse, which can also be seen on Rogaška Slatina's coat-of-arms. Today, a world-class medical centre is responsible for your health and wellness, and you can also enjoy beneficial energy by taking a stroll through the Spa Park, which is considered to be the town’s green heart. Rogaška Slatina is famous for its world-class hand-made crystal. If you happen to be in the Rogaška Slatina area, hike up to the summit of Boč Hill in the easternmost part of the Karavanke Alps, where you can see the protected pasque flower, a light purple flower that is usually in bloom around Easter.
Karst landscape is an extremely sensitive ecosystem that requires special care. People in Komen, the centre of the Komen Karst, are aware of this too. Pleasant clustered villages tell stories of the harmony between humans and the karst landscape. Adorable little stone houses, delicious specialities provided by the karst soil, the aroma of the Mediterranean felt in the air – all of these are reasons to visit and experience the Karst in an authentic way. A special gem of Karst architecture is the medieval village of Štanjel, one of the oldest settlements in the Karst, known for its old centre and the unique Ferrari Garden designed by the famous architect Maks Fabiani.
Discover the landscape of Miren, connecting the green Vipava Valley with the mysterious world of the Karst. Take a ride on a regular bike or an e-bike to see hidden corners and meet the friendly people who are committed to tradition and who live in harmony with nature.Try the culinary delights of the Vipava Valley and Karst cuisine. Asparagus enthusiasts should be sure to catch the special festival in the village of Orehovlje. Enjoy the view from the popular Trstelj hill or the Cerje tower, a monument to peace hiding precious history and artistic treasures behind its stone walls.
No matter where you turn, green stories will accompany you while in Laško. Enjoy the healthy waters of the Rimske Terme Spa and the Thermana Laško Spa which holds the Slovenia Green Accommodation label. Follow the brewing story of Laško at every step – from one of Slovenia’s most famous breweries and a festival devoted to beer to enjoying wellness treatments and taking on challenges in a unique brewing-themed escape room. Taste the sweetness of honey and honey products made by beekeepers from Laško and its surrounding area. Laško is also one of the European Destinations of Excellence in Slovenia, which is friendly and accessible to all visitors.
The historical town of Kamnik is marked by a combination of an urban vibe and green nature. Visit the vibrant old town centre, which comes to life during various events. Visit the Days of National Costumes and Clothing Heritage, which is considered to be the largest ethnological festival in Slovenia. Walk just a few steps from the town centre and you’ll find yourself in green nature. Hike up to the nearby Velika Planina Plateau, where the herdsmen tradition is still alive and you can taste the local Trnič cheese. Enjoy the tranquillity of the Kamniška Bistrica Valley or take a stroll among the blooming flowerbeds of the Volčji Potok Arboretum. If you’d like to relax and take care of your well-being, visit the Terme Snovik Spa, which is also committed to green and sustainable development.
Follow the Slovenia Green labels
We Slovenians love our green country and focus our care on maintaining natural and cultural treasures. We share our love of our beautiful green surroundings with those who appreciate sustainable handling and development. Be part of this green love. Slovenia offers a total of 48 destinations, 40 providers, 4 natural parks and 2 agencies, which comply with the green strategy and pride themselves on having obtained the Slovenia Green label. Find them on the interactive map.
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