What makes Slovenia so special?
Slovenia lies at a meeting point of several gastronomic traditions. In each part of this green land you will therefore find a wide variety of rich and genuine flavours that reflect the diversity of Slovenia’s landscapes and bioregions. Discover some of the Slovenian stories that Condé Nast Traveller found most persuasive.
The distinction of Michelin stars
The prestigious restaurant guide’s arrival in Slovenia is a confirmation of a well-conceived concept of haute cuisine. In the very first year, six Slovenian restaurants were awarded coveted Michelin stars, and one, Hiša Franko, received two. The heart of the establishment is its world-famous chef Ana Roš, who has developed her own unique style, connected to the tradition of the Soča Valley but with a modern and creative focus.
The power of nature in a glass of wine
Less is more. This famous maxim is confirmed by organic winemakers through their involvement with natural processes. Here, nature has the last word, the vineyards are a unique ecosystem, and the wine in the barrels is rather more than less left to develop on its own. That may sound foolhardy, but it doesn’t mean that the winemakers are sitting around with their arms crossed. They are even more committed to their vines and their wine. And this harmony of man and nature has not gone unnoticed. The well-known wine magazine Decanter named Zorjan’s Dolium Muškat Ottonel the finest orange wine in the world.
Stories that explain why wine has such a special place in Slovenia
Slovenia’s three wine-growing regions each have their own character. And each wine is a story in itself. Wine is a part of numerous stories that will show you how proud Slovenes are of their winemaking tradition. And have been for centuries. For more than 450 years this tradition has been accompanied by the Old Vine in the Lent section of Maribor, which is the world’s oldest grapevine. The wine-growing regions are places for inspirational new experiences, such as the Lendava Wine Road with the Vinarium Tower. But that’s not all...
Towns that will amaze you
Slovenia has so many little hidden gems that it will be hard for you to choose your favourite. Perhaps you feel the pull of iconic Bled with its glacial lake reflecting the neighbouring Alpine peaks, and Slovenia’s only island. Or fall in love with the green capital Ljubljana, where all of Slovenia’s different worlds meet – from cultural to gastronomic. Discover other outstanding attractions.
Luxury under the stars
Nature is our inspiration for sleep too. We want to be close to her and at the same time experience the highest level of comfort. That’s why Slovenia is a land of unique glamping sites, where we are close to the stars and the birds among the treetops, where we are soothed by the pleasant smell of herbs and lulled to sleep by the gentle lapping of the waves below us.