A good name is more desirable than great riches

This saying is certainly true when speaking about the beauty of Slovenia and the experiences this country offers. 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. Are you interested to know what attracted them the most in the land where the Alpine, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian worlds meet?

Condé Nast Traveller: Slovenia is Best 2021 Destination

Numerous foodies, eminent gastronomic guides and media know that the food in Slovenia is superb. Slovenian cuisine evidently enchanted one of the most prestigious and influential publications in the tourism sector, Condé Nast Traveller, which placed Slovenia at the very top of its list of destinations worth visiting in 2021. In addition to gastronomy, this tourism giant was also impressed by Slovenia’s iconic images and the harmony between people and nature.

Condé Nast Traveller named Slovenia one of the top 10 sustainable destinations to visit in 2021.

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Michelin-starred food and old-world wine make this an exciting up-and-comer.

Lizzie Pook, Condé Nast Traveller

Forbes: Slovenia among the 20 best places to travel in 2021

If you’re not certain why you should add Slovenia to your bucket list, you may be convinced by the attractions noted by Forbes when that world-renowned business magazine placed Slovenia among its 20 best places to visit next year. Forbes also highlights Slovenia’s gastronomic excellence and its sustainability-oriented tourism.

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It’s a top destination for 2021, thanks to leading by example in areas like sustainable tourism.

Tania Swasbrook for Forbes

Bled: the image of paradise among Lonely Planet’s 10 travel experiences

The leading publisher of tourist guidebooks, Lonely Planet has already fallen in love with Slovenian sights several times. After the Julian Alps and the Vipava Valley, it is now in raptures about Bled. It has added the iconic Alpine gem on its Ultimate Travel List of the ten most attractive destinations that are a must for every traveller. Lonely Planet was charmed by Bled’s landscape and experiences integrated with sustainability and responsibility towards the green environment.

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Lake Bled's beauty has attracted travellers for over a thousand years.

Justin Foulkes, Lonely Planet

According to Monocle, Ljubljana is among the top 25 small cities in the world

With its lively cultural atmosphere and green spirit, Ljubljana has received international attention multiple times. This time, it was recognised by the British global affairs magazine, Monocle, which placed it among the top 25 small cities in the world in its annual Small Cities Index. It was attracted to Ljubljana’s urban greenery, a pedestrianised centre that blends medieval and baroque architecture, an abundance of cycling lanes and many initiatives to improve the quality of life.

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Ljubljana is one of Europe’s most interesting small capitals.

Monocle

Juliana Trail and The Secret Rooms of Hotel Jama among the Best Europe Tourism Projects according to British journalists

Two Slovenian experiences, the Juliana Long-Distance Hiking Trail and The Secret Rooms of Hotel Jama in Postojna Cave Park, were among the finalists of the International Tourism Awards 2020 for innovative, noteworthy and exceptional projects as chosen by the British Guild of Travel Writers.

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Slovenia is on the Forbes’ list of vacations for wine lovers

With its three wine-producing regions, Slovenia is an attractive destination for lovers of good wine. This was also noticed by Forbes, which put Slovenia on its 8 Bucket-List Vacations for Wine Lovers. Among other things, it highlights Michelin-star restaurants, sommelier-hosted wine tastings in Maribor and the picturesque Dolenjska region. 

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The Times: Slovenia is among 10 best foodie holidays for 2021

The renowned British media outlet, The Times, recognised in the European Region of Gastronomy 2021 a destination worth visiting in 2021 from the viewpoint of gastronomy. It particularly mentioned the two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Hiša Franko and the house specialities of Ana Roš.

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The Guardian: Slovenia is among 21 places to go in 2021

Slovenia found its way onto The Guardian’s list of 21 holidays you’re dreaming of this year. Noah Charney, who’s been living in the historical town of Kamnik for a number of years, recommends a visit to Plečnik’s Marketplace in Ljubljana and Open Kitchen, a pop-up food fair, where it’s possible to savour Slovenian and international goodies. For a top culinary experience, he recommends a lunch at JB Restaurant.

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Falstaff Travel: Slovenia is among the top 10 sustainable travel destinations in 2021 

Due to its nature conservation, biodiversity and green towns, sustainable Slovenia earned its place among the top ten sustainable destinations worth visiting in 2021 according to the German tourism media outlet, Falstaff Travel. Ljubljana and its sustainable efforts, including its town centre closed to traffic and the Zero Waste Initiative, were particularly highlighted.

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Inspiring top posts

When looking for inspiration about what else can be explored and experienced in Slovenia, you may also find helpful some other global media publications that focus on Slovenia’s compelling experiences.

Slovenia on distinguished gastronomic maps

With its diverse traditional cuisine and innovative chefs that incorporate tradition and local ingredients into their modern masterpieces, the European Region of Gastronomy 2021 is gradually becoming a magnet for foodies, a fact which has also been noticed by the global gastronomic giants. While the renowned culinary guide Gault & Millau came to Slovenia two years ago, the first Slovenian Michelin stars started sparkling in the global gastronomic firmament in 2020.

Slovenia on my itinerary? Of course.

See additional reasons why Slovenia is the perfect choice for your next travel destination.

European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Slovenia starts 2021 as the European Region of Gastronomy. The diversity of worlds coming together in Slovenia is also reflected in 24 gastronomic regions. The central focus is on local ingredients, either in traditional cuisine or in contemporary gastronomic creativity. These are the features that attract foodies in search of their favourite flavours to Slovenia.

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European Region of Gastronomy 2021

European Region of Gastronomy 2021

Slovenia starts 2021 as the European Region of Gastronomy. The diversity of worlds coming together in Slovenia is also reflected in 24 gastronomic regions. The central focus is on local ingredients, either in traditional cuisine or in contemporary gastronomic creativity. These are the features that attract foodies in search of their favourite flavours to Slovenia.

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Steps towards sustainability

Steps towards sustainability

Slovenia was the first country to be declared a Global Green Destination. Its green journey continues through numerous sustainability-oriented projects and practices with which it justifies its title of a green country.

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Sustainably and responsibly

Sustainably and responsibly

Sustainability efforts and a responsibility to preserve green nature and cultural heritage have been firmly anchored in the Slovenian consciousness. Due to the changed conditions at home and internationally, we’ve taken a step further. While paying great attention to high hygiene standards, we combined all of the above under the Green & Safe label.

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Attention-grabbing attractions

Attention-grabbing attractions

Although there’s an abundance of natural and cultural treasures in Slovenia, some of them shine particularly bright. Some of the most scenic gems of Slovenian tourism have been placed on top destination lists by a number of global tourism media sources. Make your own list and prepare to be stunned by Slovenia’s greatest attractions.

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Paradise for outdoor activities

Paradise for outdoor activities

Slovenia provides excellent opportunities to spend your free time actively. You can find more than 10,000 kilometres of well-maintained hiking trails leading from the plains to the highest peaks. Cycling is popular, too, whether in the form of a relaxed family activity or an adrenaline-packed mountain bike descent. Clean waters provide enticing water experiences, and the winter idyll is an invitation to enjoy activities in the snow.

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Let your dreams become a reality

Having become excited about our green country after reading all these compliments, you’ll want to plan your journey around the experiences that attract you the most. Spoil your taste buds, pamper your body, relax in nature or enjoy an active holiday – Slovenia caters for all tastes.

The best for gourmets

Discover why Slovenia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for gourmets.

The best for gourmets

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Green instructions for visiting Slovenia

Everything you need to know for a green and responsible visit to Slovenia.

Green instructions for visiting 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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Unique stories of glamping in Slovenia

Slovenia is a destination for top glamping experiences!

Unique stories of glamping in Slovenia

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Active holidays

Active adventures in nature.

Active holidays

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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.

The beekeeping traditions and honey experiences of Slovenia

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Slovenia = a land of sustainable cuisine

Enjoy cuisine that is devoted to the local environment and people.

Slovenia = a land of sustainable cuisine

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Cities and destinations

Small towns for big adventures.

Cities and destinations

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