If you love nature and the outdoors, then Slovenia is the country for you. Located in Central Europe just north of Croatia, Slovenia is known for its mountains and lakes. It’s not on most of the “normal” tourist routes in Europe, meaning that even Slovenia’s most popular spots don’t feel overcrowded during high season.
Slovenia quick facts
Population: 2 millions
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Capital city: Ljubljana
Country size: 7,827 square miles
High season: Summer
Getting around Slovenia
You can easily get around Slovenia by car or public transport. On my first visit to Slovenia, I used trains and local buses to get around – both are fairly easy to navigate and efficiently run. If you have a car, you can explore most of the country’s highlights in less than a week.
Learn more about Slovenia rail passes.
Where to stay in Slovenia
The most popular places in Slovenia to visit include Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Triglav National Park, Postojna, Piran, and Maribor.
Slovenia tours to check out
- Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle Tour from Ljubljana
- Lake Bled and Bled Castle Tour from Ljubljana
- Ljubljana Food and Wine Walking Tour
- Emerald River Day Adventure (the BEST day trip in Slovenia!)