5 reasons to choose Slovenia for a gastronomic break

Embark on an exciting gastronomic journey around the 2021 European Region of Gastronomy! Slovenia is a land of authentic flavours of nature and hospitable people. Wherever you stop, you will eat well. You can learn about the variety of dishes and unique specialities in as many as 24 gastronomic regions and three wine-growing areas. You'll be convinced by our five reasons why you'll enjoy your most delicious holiday ever!

Bon appétit and cheers!

Fresh. Local. Home-made.

The flavours of Slovenia are flavours of locally produced ingredients. We stand by the principle ‘from the garden to the plate’. Spices and herbs from the nearest garden or meadow, vegetables from the field of Slovenian farmers. We pick mushrooms and berries in the vast forests, milk and dairy products come from the mountains, and honey is sourced from the apiaries of local beekeepers. Dishes that are prepared in countryside taverns and agritourism farms, as well as by renowned chefs in award-winning restaurants, are based on traditional recipes and local specialties. Guests are offered what is produced locally. Welcome to our kitchen!

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Visit winemakers for wine experiences

Vintage cellars in the three Slovenian wine regions will impress you with guided tastings and unique experiences, while modern cellars write new wine stories, upgraded by world-class wine experts. Among the picturesque vineyards you will find open door cellars where, in addition to tasting the exceptional Slovenian wines, you will learn about the secrets of their production.

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Be pampered by masters of the culinary art

Explore boutique five-star gastronomic experiences in Slovenian restaurants and the creativity of their chefs, who are among the best that European cuisine has to offer. You can rely on recommendations by recognised gastronomic guides such as Michelin and Gault&Millau, or follow the Slovenia Green Cuisine label, which ensures a sustainable gastronomic experience.

Restaurants rewarded with Michelin stars

Slovenia got its version of the prestigious Michelin Guide for the first time in 2020, with Michelin stars coming along with it. In 2023, chef Ana Roš's Hiša Franko can boast no fewer than three Michelin stars, making it the first Slovenian restaurant to be awarded three stars. Also new in 2023 are two stars for Restaurant Milka in Kranjska Gora, the creative space of chef David Žefran and his team. Seven more Slovenian restaurants can boast one Michelin star. Visit them to get to know them!

Boutique experiences of Slovenian gastronomy

Experience genuine Slovenian flavours in an original, boutique, unforgettable way. Surrender yourself to a journey into a world of flavours with 5-star experiences in which you will realise that you can equally enjoy a glass of noble wine and the taste of crystal-clear water from the natural environment.

 

Taste Slovenia - love at first bite

Immerse yourself in the unique stories that simmer in the Slovenian gastronomic pot. Discover the secret of fullness of flavours, learn about the close connection between people and nature in food production and about their dedication to tradition, then indulge in the boldness and innovation of top Slovenian chefs. Visit the Taste Slovenia website where you are sure to find the content to your liking and enjoy every mouthful of gastronomic exploration.

Taste Slovenia

 

Are you excited? Book your holidays!

Are you excited? Book your holidays! Check special offers and surrender yourselves to outdoor experiences in Slovenia.

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Destinations, experiences and sights that you must not miss while travelling around Slovenia

Slovenia is a unique destination committed to sustainability that inspires with the diversity of landscapes and experiences. It represents a unique combination of the Alps, Karst, Pannonian Plain and the Mediterranean. Discover the picturesque towns and idyllic landscapes of four regions, embark on the path of unique experiences and check the major Slovenian sights in your travel log. 

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Iconic attractions

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Slovenia Unique Experiences

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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

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Ljubljana & Central Slovenia

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

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Top 10 sights

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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.

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