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Welcome to the land with a big sporting heart
Green, boutique and sustainable, Slovenia is a paradise for active adventure seekers. With its picturesque and diverse landscapes, Slovenia offers many opportunities for active leisure, so it’s no wonder that Slovenians are a sporting nation. This is a country of world-class athletes, who are also setting milestones on a global scale. It is renowned as an excellent organiser of competitions at the highest level and is a popular destination for the training of sports teams and national teams. Welcome to a country that breathes sports. The country that hosted the world’s best volleyball players in 2022.
The world's volleyball elite in Slovenia
Slovenia and Poland have taken over the organisation of the Men's Volleyball World Championship, which was originally scheduled to be hosted by Russia. This was the second high-profile volleyball competition for Slovenia in the last three years, following on from the 2019 European championship. The central venue in Slovenia was the Stožice Arena in Ljubljana, where the fans created an electric atmosphere during the group stage matches, the round of 16 and the quarter-final matches.
Ljubljana, the central Slovenian venue for the championship
During the World Championship, the eyes of the world's volleyball public will also be on Ljubljana, the main venue for the "Slovenian" part of the competition. When you are not cheering on the volleyball players in the Stožice Arena or the fan zone, take a stroll through the picturesque streets of one of the world’s greenest capitals. The city centre is adorned with Plečnik's architectural gems, which have also found their way onto the UNESCO World Heritage List. Catch a magnificent view of the city from Ljubljana Castle. Feel the lively social vibe of the city streets and squares and indulge in gourmet delights at selected restaurants.
Slovenia is increasingly appreciated in volleyball circles for its achievements both competitively and organisationally. Take a look at some of the greatest successes of the Slovenian men's national volleyball team in recent years.
3 x European champion runners-up (2015, 2019, 2021)
4th place (2022)
1st place (2015)
1st place, second quality class (2017)
1st place, third quality class (2016)
4th place (2021)
Slovenia through the eyes of volleyball players Rok Možič and Jan Kozamernik
Young Slovenian volleyball virtuosos Rok Možič and Jan Kozamernik show you the beauty of green Slovenia in a fun way. They test their knowledge of Slovenia's tourist attractions through the elements of a beach volleyball game. Wondering how they are doing? And how would you do?
When it comes to world-class sport, Slovenia is a phenomenon on a global scale. Considering the Olympic medals per capita alone, it is ranked among the best countries in the world! Then there are the high-profile achievements at the World and European Championships and other high-level competitions, and Slovenian athletes are pushing the boundaries of the impossible and setting records even where there is not necessarily a competition.
Slovenia is a country of world-class sports competitions
Not only do we have athletes achieving top international results, but we also invest a lot of effort and attention in organising sports competitions. Successful championships and international competitions have crowned Slovenia as an excellent organiser of sporting competitions. And not only that. We have several traditional World Cup venues and internationally renowned events that attract many famous sports names to Slovenia every year.
With its diversity and three different climate types, Slovenia has the perfect conditions for a variety of outdoor activities. Slovenians love nature. We usually put on our hiking boots, hop on our bikes, or strap on our skis in winter. Clear waters beckon us to enjoy water experiences, and even adrenaline buffs have many options for spending a great time in Slovenia.
Spend your holiday in the heart of mountainous Slovenia. Walk through vibrant and untouched nature that is criss-crossed by 10,000 kilometres of marked and arranged hiking trails. You can choose from 175 mountain huts or spend your nights in hotels and camps for hikers.
Explore Slovenia by bike. Riding amid the hills and plains, mountain peaks and forests, along the coast and the karst landscape and along the rivers and lakes of Slovenia is a lushly verdant fairy tale. Different trails are suitable for on-road and off-road biking.
Slovenia is a country of smaller ski resorts that are family-friendly and suitable for beginners, children and experienced skiers alike. Numerous ski schools and ski instructors, who speak different languages, will make sure that you really enjoy the snow.
Treat yourself to a swim in some of the many thermal spas and swimming pools. In summer, take a dip in the sea, lakes or rivers. Slovenia is rich in natural water resources. Visit Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj or one of the many natural swimming areas located on the coast.
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