It’s all in our nature.
We are inspired by its beauty,
we are defined by its character,
we feel one with its power.
And when you discover it all
– you will find your best.

Slovenia: it’s all in our nature.



Courage. Passion. Pride. Perseverance. Slovenia has all this in its nature.

Slovenia has a heart that beats for sports. We are lucky to live in one of the greenest countries in the world, with extraordinary natural landscapes that inspire a passion for being active. Our stunning environment has shaped Slovenian athletes to be both cooperative and victorious.

Determination is in my nature.

Janja Garnbret – sport climber


Lake Bled and a castle perched on a cliff is one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts in Europe.

Slovenia. Europe's green playground.

Being active in our free time is in our blood, and we can find opportunities for it everywhere – on land, in the water and even in the air. Mountains and the underground world, rivers and lakes, vast forests and the sea. A meeting point of four diverse geographical worlds: the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian Plain. Wherever we go, we find something new; if it is unknown to us, we discover what we have not yet experienced. 365 days a year.

Perseverance is in my nature.

Tadej Pogačar – road cyclist


Experience unforgettable moments amongst the gentle wine-growing hills of Dolenjska. This idyllic landscape invites you to explore its treasures or to relax within its authenticity. The rejuvenating spas of Dolenjska ensure you gain fresh energy.

A passion for movement

On 23 September, Slovenia celebrates a national holiday dedicated to sport and recreation. Our love for exercise keeps us outdoors 365 days a year. Whether on land, in the water or in the air, Slovenia offers exceptional and diverse active experiences for all generations.

Courage is in my nature.

Toni Vodišek – kitesurfer


The most beautiful town on the Slovenian coast, Piran grew with the help of salt. The Piran salt pans, where world-class fleur de sel is still produced using age-old methods, were the foundation for this picturesque Mediterranean walled town with a charming church offering stunning views and a number of cultural attractions.

Slovenia – diverse and accessible

In just a few hours, you can traverse the entire country, a luxury that few destinations offer. There are few countries in the world where you can experience the richness of four distinct worlds within a single day like in green Slovenia.

Competitiveness is in my nature.

Kristjan Čeh – discus thrower


Ptuj is an old town of new experiences. Overlooking the town, the castle with the oldest wine cellars hosts one of the most colourful carnivals in the world. The vibrant Kurenti masks, a highlight of this festival, have earned recognition from UNESCO.

Active outdoor experiences inspired by Slovenian athletes

Discover Slovenia's diversity through the stories of its athletes who are also ambassadors of Slovenian tourism. Try your hand at descending the Olimpline zipline like Janja Garnbret, or cycle on the favourite roads of Olympic gold medallist Primož Roglič.

A fighting spirit is in my nature.

Andreja Leški – judoka


The Soča Valley is Slovenia's leading outdoor destination, a hub of action, festivals and discoveries. The emerald green Soča River offers a playground for various water sports, while numerous thematic trails wind along its banks, uncovering the heritage of the First World War as well as other captivating stories of the valley.

What is the secret to the success of Slovenian athletes?

Although small in size, Slovenia is huge when it comes to sporting success per capita. Check out some of the reasons why the green country in the heart of Europe has so many top athletes.


Slovenia has a heart that beats for sports!

Sports have a special importance in Slovenia. A number of world-class athletes also inspire Slovenians to spend their free time actively.


Victory is in our nature.

Members of the Slovenian women's national handball team


Ljubljana is the green capital of a green country. The area on either side of the river with its picturesque bridges and the central market owes its distinctive appearance to the great architect Jože Plečnik. The city of thousands of events is surrounded by parks and areas of protected nature.

Paris 2024 and the Slovenian Olympic team in numbers

26 July–11 August 2024
200+ participating countries
329 different disciplines
80–100 Slovenian athletes

Slovenian House in Paris

The mission of the Slovenian House at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is to present Slovenia as a dynamic, innovative and hospitable country that combines sporting achievements, cultural heritage, economic strength and tourist attractiveness. The Slovenian House is located in La Villette Park, near the Stade de France and the Olympic Village.

Park La Villette • 211 Av. Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris, France

Slovenia at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

The Olympic family is proud of Slovenia's Paralympic athletes, whose inspiring life stories prove that Slovenia's sporting dreams are in its nature.

The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will take place from 28 August to 8 September 2024.

Slovenia, a top sports destination

Slovenia, a top sports destination

Welcome to the land of exceptional sports culture. Get to know the possibilities of why Slovenia is an excellent sports choice for the successful implementation of sports preparations and the organization of recreational and top sports competitions.

Slovenia – a top sporting (desti)nation

In a country with a rich sports culture inspired by its diverse natural environment, we take pride in our winning mindset. This spirit has earned Slovenia more than 100 Olympic medals. In addition, Slovenia stands out as a proud host of prestigious international sports competitions and tournaments, as well as a sought-after destination for sports training and rehabilitation.

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Keeping Slovenia green together

Green, active and healthy Slovenia is renowned for its commitment to sustainable tourism development. Under the auspices of the internationally recognised Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism, we implement green policies and promote green experiences. Our aim is to preserve this remarkable diversity for ourselves and future generations, while extending a warm invitation to visitors worldwide. Let's discover the unique allure of Slovenia together!

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