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.

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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.

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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.

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Volleyball Slovenia conquers the world

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.

European championships
3 x European champion runners-up (2015, 2019, 2021)
World championships
4th place (2022)
European League
1st place (2015)
World League
1st place, second quality class (2017) 1st place, third quality class (2016)
Nations League
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?

Slovenia is a country of world-class athletes

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.

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Sports ambassadors of Slovenian tourism

World-famous Slovenian sports names carry Slovenia's name around the world. Meet the ambassadors of Slovenian tourism.

Meet cyclist Tadej Pogačar

Meet Tadej Pogačar, a young Slovenian cyclists, who has won Tour de France two times in a row.

Meet cyclist Tadej Pogačar

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Discover the home country of basketball player Luka Dončić

Young basketball star Luka Dončić, wearing the jersey of the Dallas Mavericks, has impressed the basketball world and the NBA.

Discover the home country of basketball player Luka Dončić

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Primož Roglič – from ski jumping to cycling to Olympic gold

Discover the cycling routes of Slovenia, the homeland of Primož Roglič, a top cyclist who became the Olympic champion at the Tokyo Olympics.

Primož Roglič – from ski jumping to cycling to Olympic gold

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Janja Garnbret – The queen of sport climbing

Meet the Slovenian female climber and ambassador of Slovenian tourism who pushes the boundaries of sport climbing.

Janja Garnbret – The queen of sport climbing

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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.

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Slovenia is a land of active outdoor experiences

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.

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Slovenia, full of unforgettable experiences

Although small on the map, green Slovenia is big when it comes to the variety of experiences and geographical diversity. Whether you are looking for active experiences in nature or prefer to indulge in the bustling pulse of the cities, pamper your body or indulge your taste buds, you’re sure to find something that will win your heart.

Active holidays

Discover the world of active outdoor adventures in Slovenia.

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Spas and health resorts

Rest, relax and enjoy the soothing power of thermal waters and wellness treatments.

Spas and health resorts

Spas and health resorts

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Food and wine

Love is experienced through the stomach.

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Culture

Slovenia boasts a rich cultural tradition.

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Green story of Slovenia

Plan your holidays in green.

Green story of Slovenia

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Slovenia Unique Experiences

Enter the world of original adventures.

Slovenia Unique Experiences

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Reasons for Slovenian sporting success at the international level

We present some reasons why Slovenia is successful in the field of sports.

Reasons for Slovenian sporting success at the international level

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Cities and destinations

Small towns for big adventures.

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