Small by size, great in being exceptional

Slovenia is a true pearl in the middle of Europe. Only a few countries in the world combine such geographical, cultural and biotic diversity in such a relatively small area of territory. At the crossroads of the Alpine, Pannonian, Mediterranean and Karst worlds live a people who show a great deal of inspiration, be it economic innovation, artistic creation, sporting achievements or gastronomic mastery.

Slovenia is a green, active and healthy country; it is a world of unique 5-star experiences and genuineness. It is the 2021 European Region of Gastronomy, where the various flavours of the Slovenian regions and traditional and modern cuisines intertwine. It is a country which belongs among the safest in the world, and which knows how to preserve its resources for future generations.

Slovenia at EXPO 2020 Dubai

In Dubai, Slovenia will be featured with the slogan Slovenia. Green and Smart Experience, which emphasises the sustainable, modern and creative face of our character. The focus will be on stories about pristine nature intertwining with knowledge and innovation. It will show its go-to destinations in multimedia presentations – from the corners of our country of which we are especially proud to original experiences that create unforgettable memories.

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Follow the events in the Slovenian pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai

The main themes of the EXPO 2020 exhibition are mobility, opportunity and sustainability. These themes will also be pursued in the Slovenian pavilion, which will host various presentations, events and experiences with a Slovenian signature.

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Four worlds connected into one

In Slovenia, you can experience magnificent views of the Alpine peaks, embrace the serenity of the littoral world, discover the beneficial effect of healthy waters and explore the vastness of green forests, all in one day. Walk just a few steps from town centres and you'll find yourself in green nature.

Alpine Slovenia

Alpine Slovenia, at the heart of the mountains, along lakes and rivers. Visit Triglav National Park, Bled, Bohinj, Kranjska Gora and the Soča Valley.

Alpine Slovenia

Alpine Slovenia

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Ljubljana & Central Slovenia

Liveliness of the capital and nature hikes – to primeval forests.

Ljubljana & Central Slovenia

Ljubljana & Central Slovenia

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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.

The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia

The Mediterranean & the Karst in Slovenia

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Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

Pannonian Slovenia – a place to relax in natural spas, try prekmurska gibanica and meet the storks.

Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

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Top reasons to visit Slovenia

Slovenia is a unique destination committed to sustainability and offering experiences that are intended for individuals, couples, groups of friends or families all year round. Check out why Slovenia excites travellers and media outlets from around the world and find ideas for your next dream holiday.

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Forest, water and wooden sieve 

The Slovenian pavilion, which was designed by the architectural studio Magnet Design, will present the key elements that make Slovenia so special in 1,550 m² of exhibition space. It is designed as a green oasis floating on the water's surface, covered by a wooden parasol, evoking Slovenia's commitment to sustainability, and a high degree of innovation and flow of knowledge.

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Green forest – dedication to sustainable development

In Slovenia, the word sustainability is capitalised. This is mostly because we have been striving for years to preserve our natural and cultural resources for future generations. Slovenia is the first country in the world to have been, in its entirety, declared a Green Destination of the World. Follow it on its green path.

Take a tour through our green story

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

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Take a tour through our green story

Take a tour through our green story

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

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A green story of Slovenia

A green story of Slovenia

Slovenia is a pioneer in the field of strategic sustainable tourism development on a national level. Over a hundred Slovenian destinations and tourism service providers have successfully obtained the Slovenia Green label, which reflects their sustainable approach and responsible behaviour towards the environment. Discover your favourite green corners and experiences and join us in creating a better future.

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Green & Safe

Green & Safe

We are aware that travel habits have changed over the past year, which is why we have decided to focus even more on sustainability and safety. When planning your next visit to Slovenia, keep an eye out for the Green&Safe label. The label testifies to our sustainable direction and high health and hygiene standards, among the first in the world to be acknowledged by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which awarded us the Safe Travels Stamp.

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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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Slovenia’s green steps towards a sustainable future

Slovenia’s green steps towards a sustainable future

We are proud that Slovenia ranks among the most environmentally friendly countries in the world. By implementing a number of green projects, we are making sure that it stays that way. We prioritise sustainable approaches in various areas of development, such as energy, transport, waste management, water resources management, biodiversity and tourism development.

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Water – a flow of purity and ideas

In terms of water resources, Slovenia is among the most abundant European countries. In comparison with other developed countries, the water quality in Slovenia is up there with the very best. It has almost 30,000 km of water courses, numerous lakes and groundwater as well. The east of Slovenia is rich in mineral and thermal springs that are beneficial for human health and well-being. You can drink water straight from the tap almost anywhere in Slovenia, and the right to drinking water is even enshrined in the constitution.

Waters of Slovenia

In Slovenia, water is everywhere you go. Picturesque lakes, sparkling rivers, mighty waterfalls and mysterious underground currents that have carved out a subterranean world are like a magnet that you'll find hard to resist. The beauty of the surrounding landscape is mirrored in them.

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Waters of Slovenia

Waters of Slovenia

In Slovenia, water is everywhere you go. Picturesque lakes, sparkling rivers, mighty waterfalls and mysterious underground currents that have carved out a subterranean world are like a magnet that you'll find hard to resist. The beauty of the surrounding landscape is mirrored in them.

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Feel the power of healing waters

Feel the power of healing waters

Slovenia is a land of healthy waters. Unique thermal and mineral waters have been proven to have positive effects on health and well-being. They aid recovery from various injuries and illnesses. They are also used to great effect in some wellness programmes. It is therefore definitely worth experiencing their natural healing properties.

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Top water activities

Top water activities

Slovenian waters are amazing and perfect for active experiences. The crystal clear waters will make you want to enjoy all kinds of experiences. Rivers, lakes and the sea are perfect for rowing, swimming, fishing and other adventures that will thrill and refresh you.

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Thermal spa and health resorts

Thermal spa and health resorts

Slovenian thermal spa and health resorts offer everything you need to relax and strengthen your health. They are located in the green environment from which they use the best raw materials to provide beneficial effects. With help from various experts, you will get exactly what you need. In a completely safe and responsible way.

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Pour yourself a glass of drinking water anywhere in Slovenia

Pour yourself a glass of drinking water anywhere in Slovenia

In Slovenia, water is "law". The preserved nature and a concern for clean waters allow us to drink water from the tap. Anywhere. Our right to drinking water is even enshrined in our constitution. Slovenian waters also have special powers. Mineral and thermal springs are a rich source of health.

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Wooden sieve – Slovenian innovation and uniqueness

At its core, this nation numbering only two million people has numerous individuals who stand out due to their achievements and innovations. Be it business innovation, science, sport, culture or gastronomy, you will find exceptional Slovenians at the forefront in all fields throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

Top experiences that you need to put on your bucket list

Slovenia is not only a country famous for its beauty and diversity of landscape in a small area, but also for unforgettable experiences that you will find nowhere else. Take a detour from the well-trodden paths and treat yourself to a different adventure, be it in towns or in nature.

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Top experiences that you need to put on your bucket list

Top experiences that you need to put on your bucket list

Slovenia is not only a country famous for its beauty and diversity of landscape in a small area, but also for unforgettable experiences that you will find nowhere else. Take a detour from the well-trodden paths and treat yourself to a different adventure, be it in towns or in nature.

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Unique accommodation in Slovenia

Unique accommodation in Slovenia

When your legs get heavy, it’s time to rest. But not just anywhere. Unique glamping and camping sites take you closer to the stars and nature. In neat rural houses and farms, you will experience the idyll of countryside. For more glamorous accommodation, choose elegant villas or romantic castles. Let the comfort lull you to pleasant and relaxing sleep.

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Follow the Michelin stars to Slovenia

Follow the Michelin stars to Slovenia

The fact that Slovenia has excellent cuisine was also noticed by the global gastronomic giant Michelin. The guide's inspectors have been discovering the quality of selected restaurants and evaluating their offer. Would you like to know what Slovenian stars are there in the Michelin sky?

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Slovenia has a sporting heart

Slovenia has a sporting heart

Slovenia is a nation of top-class athletes. We are a true phenomenon when it comes to the number of medals and achievements per capita. There are many reasons why this is so – from the natural gifts to our character.

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For beautiful and unique memories of your holiday

For beautiful and unique memories of your holiday

Take a piece of Slovenia home with you. Choose unique Slovenian crafts and arts products, culinary delicacies and unique souvenirs to remind you of your visit to Slovenia.

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Bee the future – with joint steps to a better future for all

What can you do for better future of all? We offer you a solution in the palm of your hand. Join the #BeeTheFuture movement, which draws inspiration from honeybees for responsible, co-dependent and sustainable action. Check out a special app that automatically enters daily reminders into your personal calendar about what you can do for a better tomorrow.

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Slovenia in the eyes of the global media

The good name of this green jewel in the heart of Europe has piqued the interest of the editorial boards of renowned global tourism and other media, which have placed Slovenia as a whole or its individual regions on their lists of destinations and products worthy of attention. Do you want to know what attracted them the most in Slovenia?

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A land of active experiences

The picturesque countryside invites you outdoors, and the diverse terrain provides possibilities for numerous activities. The most popular are hiking and cycling. We like to enjoy activities in and on water in the summer and have fun on snow in the winter.

A land of thermal experiences

Slovenia has numerous mineral and thermal water springs that have numerous positive effects on human health and well-being. In addition to healthy waters, other natural factors are utilised in Slovenian thermal spas and natural health resorts to good effect – ideal for improving your health or simply for indulging in some pampering.

Why choose Slovenian spas?

Slovenian spas and health resorts offer everything you need to relax and strengthen your health. They are located in green nature, which provides the best raw materials that bring you beneficial effects. A team of experts will help you get exactly what you need in a perfectly safe and responsible way.

Why choose Slovenian spas?

Why choose Slovenian spas?

Slovenian spas and health resorts offer everything you need to relax and strengthen your health. They are located in green nature, which provides the best raw materials that bring you beneficial effects. A team of experts will help you get exactly what you need in a perfectly safe and responsible way.

Be pampered and cared for in Slovenian spas and health resorts

Be pampered and cared for in Slovenian spas and health resorts

Slovenian natural spas and their traditions have always been associated with the preservation and restoration of health. In recent decades, through integration in the environment, natural factors, and a modern, professional approach, they have become world-renowned venues for relaxation and discovering the path to oneself.

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Water experiences in spas

Water experiences in spas

Fun is also on the menu in Slovenian thermal spas. Thermal water parks invite you with their thrilling water slides, fast and slow rivers and other attractions that spice up the day for all generations. In addition to swimming and massage pools, many of them also have saunas and wellness centres where you can find a cosy corner in which to relax.

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Selfness – dedicate your time to yourself

Selfness – dedicate your time to yourself

Everything starts with yourself, which is why it is important that you feel well in your own skin. Selfness experiences will help you rediscover yourself comprehensively and establish an internal balance.

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Improve your well-being in natural health resorts

Improve your well-being in natural health resorts

Natural health resorts in Slovenia dedicate themselves comprehensively to easing various ailments and diseases, and to preventive therapies. Experts in various fields will recommend treatment tailored to your needs and help you on your way towards improving your health.

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Slovenia on your itinerary

There are so many things that are worthy of experiencing in Slovenia! Just open your eyes and heart and a beautiful fairy tale that you will fondly remember for a long time could pop up in front of you.

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Must-see attractions in green Slovenia!

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Discover nature

Feel the pleasant effects of the natural green environment 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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Culture

Slovenia boasts a rich cultural tradition.

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The beekeeping traditions and honey experiences of Slovenia

Learn about the rich tradition of beekeeping in Slovenia and enjoy beekeeping experiences for all your senses.

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Where to stay

From luxury hotels to tourist farms, from private rooms to camping grounds. An exclusive offer of glamping accommodation or staying at the vineyard cottages. In Slovenia, you will find accommodation to suit every budget and every taste.

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