A perfect escape into the wilderness

Slovenia is known for its vast natural areas, some of which have remained almost completely pristine. Today, colourful habitats can be found there, waiting to be explored. They offer unique opportunities to observe wild animals in their natural habitat. But of course, in Slovenia, we explore the natural environment responsibly. By visiting Slovenia Green destinations, we choose the greenest possible wilderness experiences and help conserve biodiversity.

Bear-watching in the Kočevje forests

Can you imagine seeing a real bear in the wild with your own eyes? The Kočevje region, home to one of Slovenia’s most mysterious forests and a golden Slovenia Green destination, invites you to a unique five-star experience. Discover the wilderness and its inhabitants from up close on a forest adventure with an experienced local tourist guide. The programme is designed in line with the strict standards of sustainable tourism and minimal environmental impact, particularly on wild fauna.

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Interesting green facts about Slovenia

 

Its more than 22,000 animal and plant species place Slovenia among the areas with the richest biodiversity in Europe.

With about 60% of forest cover, Slovenia is the third-most forested country in Europe.

Slovenian forests are still home to three large carnivores: the bear, the lynx and the wolf. The current bear population includes about 560 bears.

As much as 37% of Slovenia's territory is included in the Natura 2000 network.

Slovenia has Triglav National Park, three regional parks and 46 landscape parks.

Altogether, Slovenia has approximately 28,000 kilometres of waterways and 300 lakes.

Slovenia prides itself on its comprehensive supply of excellent drinking water.

The Pragozd Krokar and the Snežnik-Ždrolce nature reserves are inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List as part of the Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe.

Holidays for explorers at heart

The perfect holiday escape for all eager nature lovers will bring you to some of the most beautiful pristine areas in southern Slovenia, where you will be able to observe colourful flowers, butterflies, birds and, with some luck, even bears in the company of a specialist guide, an expert on natural sciences. Sleeping at an authentic tourist farm hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city makes this five-star wilderness experience all the more special.

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Lake Cerknica – home to 270 bird species

In the Notranjska Regional Park lies the intermittent Cerknica Lake, one of the world's most unique natural phenomena. The incredibly well preserved habitat attracts as many as 270 bird species, which amounts to three-fourths of all species living in Slovenia. In addition, 100 of those species nest there. Accompanied by an expert guide, visit one of the special new observatories, where you will be able to watch and listen to birds using state-of-the-art equipment.

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A green way of discovering Slovenia's natural parks

Protected areas cover a significant part of Slovenia and offer unforgettable experiences in the heart of nature. Choose an environmentally friendly way to visit the natural parks carrying the Slovenia Green Park label and discover their sites on foot, by bike or by public transport.

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A triple fly-fishing challenge

Do you enjoy fly-fishing? A unique fly-fishing challenge awaits you in Slovenia, on three beautiful rivers running through the Slovenia Green destinations of Bela Krajina, the Soča Valley and Novo Mesto. The Fish & Fly Trio experience challenges you to catch three native fish species – a grayling, a brown trout and a marble trout– in three days at three fishing destinations. Discover the beauties of the Kolpa, Krka and Soča Rivers and climb onto the winners' podium. 

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Take your camera on a hunt

Wild-animal observatories are hidden in the unspoilt parts of the Koroška, Dolenjska, Štajerska and Prlekija regions. Local experts equipped with state-of-the-art cameras will guide you there. Rare birds, ungulates, bears and other carnivores will fascinate all photography and wilderness lovers.

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Experience our green story

Watch the interactive video and get to know some of the most interesting facts and green stories which show the sustainable path of Slovenia.

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Slovenia - feel its green energy

Vast forests, rich water sources and peaceful countryside invite visitors to spend quality and sustainability-oriented holidays in Slovenia. Enjoy a perfect escape from every-day stress and experience a sense of well-being in a green environment. 

Exceptional stories from Slovenian forests

Slovenia has a green heart. Forests cover three-fifths of its surface area and almost every Slovenian city is only a stone's throw away from the woods. Learn where you can find stories about Slovenian forests and enjoy some of the most interesting forest experiences.  

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Exceptional stories from Slovenian forests

Exceptional stories from Slovenian forests

Slovenia has a green heart. Forests cover three-fifths of its surface area and almost every Slovenian city is only a stone's throw away from the woods. Learn where you can find stories about Slovenian forests and enjoy some of the most interesting forest experiences.  

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Visit the home of the brown bear

Visit the home of the brown bear

Those eager to capture some impressive photos of life in natural surroundings can venture into the forests of the Notranjska region to follow the tracks of the brown bear on the SlovenianBears boutique guided tour, which provides the perfect conditions to observe and photograph bears without disturbing the animals.

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How to visit Slovenia in a green way

How to visit Slovenia in a green way

We pride ourselves on our unspoilt nature and rich cultural heritage, which we actively protect for the generations to come. We encourage you to help us in achieving this. Follow the green guidelines for ensuring sustainable behaviour before, during, and after your visit to Slovenia, so as to have a positive impact on the natural environment and local communities.

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Follow the scent of medicinal herbs

Follow the scent of medicinal herbs

Green Slovenia has wonderful natural spots where you can find a variety of medicinal herbs. If you are not a true ‘connoisseur’, visit Slovenian herbalists, who will gladly help you find the right plant to stimulate your health and well-being.

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My way of digital detox

My way of digital detox

Are you able to disconnect from modern technology and connect with pristine nature? Slovenia offers many peaceful and quiet corners, where you can unwind and clear your mind. Where you can only hear your heartbeat and the soothing sounds of nature. It feels good. You won't believe how good until you've experienced it.

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Back to nature

In the whirlwind of time we often forget who we are and where we come from. Sometimes we need to stop and find our way back to the roots – to pristine nature and the life it fosters. No need to become Robinson Crusoe, as you can become one with nature even while enjoying all your usual comfort.

Discover locations for relaxing getaways in the great outdoors

Choose your very own oasis of peace and relaxation.

Discover locations for relaxing getaways in the great outdoors

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Top summer adventures in nature

Experience authentic nature as you embark on unforgettable adventures in Slovenia.

Top summer adventures in nature

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Spend holidays in the embrace of nature

Create your own unforgettable holiday in nature by enjoying the pleasant environment of Slovenia’s camping and glamping sites.

Spend holidays in the embrace of nature

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Parks

Discover a wealth of various plant and tree species.

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Farm stays that tell a green story

Choose a holiday on one of the farm stays whose sustainable attitude is proven by the Slovenia Green Label.

Farm stays that tell a green story

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Green experiences in Slovenian spas

Indulge in thermal experiences at Slovenian spas that are eco-friendly and focus on sustainability.

Green experiences in Slovenian spas

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