The harmony of nature in your heart

Slovenians are in love with their green and geographically dynamic land, so they make efforts to conserve biologically rich and picturesque corners of nature. This is also proved by 48 major protected natural areas and nature parks, 52 natural reserves, and more than 1200 natural monuments. You can also fall in love with our green country. Enter a world in which time stops and you can take a moment for yourselves to enjoy genuine natural beauties.

Slovenia is green, healthy and safe

Are you wondering why Slovenia deserves a visit? Because we have a responsible attitude towards the environment in which we live. Because we want you to feel healthy and safe and have therefore guaranteed the highest standards of hygiene. Because we offer boutique experiences far from mass tourism. All these commitments have been united under the Green & Safe label and acknowledged with the Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). 

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The art of fly fishing in pristine natural surroundings

Listen to the sound of a fishing line whipping through the air and the soothing murmur of crystal clear rivers. When fly fishing in nature parks, follow the catch and release principle. Catch your moment of happiness and let positive thoughts occupy your mind in the green embrace of the natural environment.

Bohinj – A fly-fishing paradise

Unspoiled nature, the mighty mountain backdrop and the mysterious beauty of the waters of Bohinj create an exceptional environment for fly fishing. While on the lookout for fish, you will find invaluable peace and an authentic connection with nature. In the pools of the Sava Bohinjka, you can find brown trout, grayling, rainbow trout, huchen and chub. Lake Bohinj is home to the native lake trout and the lake char or zlatovčica, which is prized as a speciality by gourmets. Enjoy the unique experience of catch and release fishing in the Mostnica stream, where only five fishermen per day are allowed to fish.

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Bohinj – A fly-fishing paradise

Bohinj – A fly-fishing paradise

Unspoiled nature, the mighty mountain backdrop and the mysterious beauty of the waters of Bohinj create an exceptional environment for fly fishing. While on the lookout for fish, you will find invaluable peace and an authentic connection with nature. In the pools of the Sava Bohinjka, you can find brown trout, grayling, rainbow trout, huchen and chub. Lake Bohinj is home to the native lake trout and the lake char or zlatovčica, which is prized as a speciality by gourmets. Enjoy the unique experience of catch and release fishing in the Mostnica stream, where only five fishermen per day are allowed to fish.

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Relax your mind fishing in the Soča River Valley

Relax your mind fishing in the Soča River Valley

The depths of the river pools in the valley of the Soča River will enthral you with their serenity, liveliness and varied underwater world. The Soča River and its tributaries are a paradise for fly-fishing and this is the only allowed way of fishing in the valley of the Soča River. You will be enthralled by the famous Soča trout, grayling, brown trout and rainbow trout. You will be able to find the fly-fishing delights on almost 200 km of fishing waters.

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Fishing, an experience of the green River Savinja

Fishing, an experience of the green River Savinja

The River Savinja and its dynamic flow and landscape excites many fishermen, who always find their own little corner for inspiring rest in the Savinja Valley. Enjoy fly-fishing for indigenous natural brown trout, grayling, and rainbow trout. If you are still learning about fishing, go to the fishing ponds in Mozirje and Ljubno.

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Sport Fishing in the Green Idrijca River

Sport Fishing in the Green Idrijca River

Find your moment of Zen – experience some moments of serene fishing on this green, crystal clear river. The water is populated with grayling, marble trout, brown trout, rainbow trout and various hybrids. A dedicated area for angling tourism is set up between Spodnja Idrija and Stopnik. Visitors are allowed to catch fish with a fly rod and an artificial fly.

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Be responsible observers of life in natural surroundings

Protected natural areas are brimming with life. These areas are home to many rare and endangered plant and animal species. Enter their world with all responsibility. Perhaps you will find personal inspiration in the authenticity of nature and life in the natural world.

In the company of birds in Škocjan Inlet Nature Reserve

Relax at the Škocjan Zatok Nature Reserve, which is only a step away from the bustle of the city. Observe numerous species of birds and other interesting animal and plant species. You can also learn about the wealth of the nature reserve while riding Camargue horses along the education trail.

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In the company of birds in Škocjan Inlet Nature Reserve

In the company of birds in Škocjan Inlet Nature Reserve

Relax at the Škocjan Zatok Nature Reserve, which is only a step away from the bustle of the city. Observe numerous species of birds and other interesting animal and plant species. You can also learn about the wealth of the nature reserve while riding Camargue horses along the education trail.

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Watching animals in Notranjska Regional Park

Watching animals in Notranjska Regional Park

One of the main attractions of Notranjska Regional Park is its intermittent Lake Cerknica. It impresses not only with its mysterious character, but also with its biodiversity. Stop for a moment and see if you can spot any of the 270 species of birds that have been recorded in this area. Those more daring might go on a bear-watching trip and observe the brown bear from an observation point in the company of a local guide.

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Between water and greenery

Between water and greenery

The intermittent lakes in the Pivka Basin are most beautiful in early summer or autumn. After the water of the lakes sinks through the porous karst soil, the area becomes covered with flowering meadows full of colourful butterflies and beneficial herbs. They attract many species of birds, and the nearby forests are home to game and predators such as the brown bear, wolf and lynx.

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The richness of life on the capital's doorstep

The richness of life on the capital's doorstep

Ljubljansko Barje Nature Park is a site of rich cultural and natural heritage. Escape from the city centre to the natural environment and discover the greatest treasures of the park. In Iški Morost Nature Reserve, you can admire birds that live on the Ljubljansko Barje (Ljubljana Marsh).

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Surrounded by nature and the meadow orchards of Kozjansko Regional Park

Surrounded by nature and the meadow orchards of Kozjansko Regional Park

Those who love plant and animal species will find their paradise here. The landscape is covered in flowering meadows, orchards, vineyards and streams. Explore archaeological sites, pilgrimage churches, mighty castles and medieval squares and give free reign to your imagination. Bite into a juicy Kozjansko apple in the middle of ancient apple orchards.

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Capture the energy of nature for your well-being

Feel the energy of rich water and land resources in the unspoiled natural environment. Discover locations on the fringes of protected areas where you can pamper your body and soul. This is where you can focus on yourself, practice yoga or meditate surrounded by immense natural beauty.

Gifts of the sea on your skin

Take a walk among the salt pans of Sečovlje Salt Pans Regional Park, watch birds, learn about the more than 700-year-old tradition of hand harvesting salt and enjoy the magnificent reward that awaits you at the very end – pampering in a unique outdoor wellness centre, right by the sea. Feel the beneficial effects of sea treasures such as Piran salt, brine and salt pan mud.

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Gifts of the sea on your skin

Gifts of the sea on your skin

Take a walk among the salt pans of Sečovlje Salt Pans Regional Park, watch birds, learn about the more than 700-year-old tradition of hand harvesting salt and enjoy the magnificent reward that awaits you at the very end – pampering in a unique outdoor wellness centre, right by the sea. Feel the beneficial effects of sea treasures such as Piran salt, brine and salt pan mud.

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Meditation at the doorstep of the Logar Valley

Meditation at the doorstep of the Logar Valley

Treat yourself to a holiday at the Plesnik Hotel Wellness Centre in the Logar Valley, where they make you feel one with the natural surroundings. Pamper yourself with a view of one of the most photogenic valleys or take part in a yoga practice in the fresh alpine air.

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Sources of beneficial energy in the Goričko region

Sources of beneficial energy in the Goričko region

Find your peaceful spot in Goričko Nature Park Visit Lake Bukovnica and find energy points Test for yourself whether the nearby St. Vid’s spring really has the healing powers attributed to it. And if you want to treat yourself to some wellness pampering while wandering around the park, visit the Terme 3000 spa resort or the Terme Lendava spa resort, which are both located nearby.

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Where can you cool off in nature parks?

In summer months, cool off in a river or lake or the sea. Feel the drops of the crystal-clear waters in nature parks. But before you dive into the water, think about how you can make your water experience as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible to preserve nature for future generations.

The River Kolpa – So warm, so full of life

The River Kolpa will delight you with its clear and warm waters. You can swim in various areas along the river, where camps are usually also located. Get to know the diversity of natural life along the river while canoeing or stand-up paddling. Or visit the River Lahinja, along which there is a landscape park.

The River Kolpa – So warm, so full of life

The River Kolpa – So warm, so full of life

The River Kolpa will delight you with its clear and warm waters. You can swim in various areas along the river, where camps are usually also located. Get to know the diversity of natural life along the river while canoeing or stand-up paddling. Or visit the River Lahinja, along which there is a landscape park.

Summer dreams in Strunjan

Summer dreams in Strunjan

Strunjan Landscape Park boasts one of the most picturesque parts of the Slovenian coast. The special features of the park are the only Slovenian sea lagoon and the highest cliff on the coast, which is composed of flysch. Moon Bay, which you can also access with a stand-up paddle board, is a special magnet for those who seek peace, tranquillity and intimacy in the wild landscape.

A lake that reflects the mighty mountains of Slovenia

A lake that reflects the mighty mountains of Slovenia

Lake Bohinj, nestled among the steep slopes of the Julian Alps, will seduce you with its wild beauty at first sight. The lake warms up to a pleasant temperature for swimming in summer and is big enough to enable you to find your own spot to relax.

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Take your time to explore the River Nadiža

Take your time to explore the River Nadiža

Although it is an alpine river, you can take a pleasant swim in its waters. It is considered one of the warmest alpine rivers, as the water temperature rises above 20 degrees Celsius in summer. With its clear pools and well-kept bathing areas, it invites you to take a refreshing plunge into its waters. It is even said to have healing powers.

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Cool off in Debeli Rtič Landscape Park

Cool off in Debeli Rtič Landscape Park

A fairly new landscape park, Debeli Rtič hides a wealth of natural treasures. Under the flysch cliff, there is an underwater ridge that attracts many divers. You will be pampered by the scent of the sea and Mediterranean plants, which will have a beneficial effect on your well-being. No wonder that a youth health spa is located here!

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Beauty is all around you...

Also discover other corners of green Slovenia. Learn about places that stand out with their particularly eager green-mindedness and for how people live in harmony with nature.

Parks

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Parks

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Discover nature

Feel the pleasant effects of the natural green environment in Slovenia.

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Activities in Slovenia's nature parks

Come and have a refreshing encounter with unspoilt nature!

Activities in Slovenia's nature parks

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Green story of Slovenia

Spend holidays in green.

Green story of Slovenia

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Eight destinations of excellence in Slovenia

Green nature, rich cultural heritage, unique flavours = the European Destinations of Excellence

Eight destinations of excellence in Slovenia

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Countryside

The countryside – in the middle of nature, with locals, and enjoying local food.

Countryside

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Parks in Slovenia

Parks in Slovenia

If you wish to enjoy some peace and relaxation, if you wish to enjoy natural beauty, go to a nature park. This engaging catalogue features the most beautiful Slovenian parks, along with all the necessary information.



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