5 top places to visit in Slovenia

All tourist brochures, leaflets and promotion adverts about Slovenia will indicate 5 top places to visit when you come to Slovenia.
They are really magnificant and you should not miss them.

I will talk about other more hidden pearls to visit in my next article, so come back to get more ideas! 🙂

1. Bled, a fairytale town in the Julian Alps with a glacial lake and an island in the middle.
Not to miss: Bled castle perched on the rocks 100 m above the lake, an island in the middle of the lake (you can visit by the “pletna” boat), Bled Vintgar gorge,  Bled cream cake “kremsnita”.
My favorite: Walking around the lake, rowing on the Bled lake and exploring the villages around it by bike.

Eventhough it can get quite crowded in Bled during the summer time, it is worth a visit.


2. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, with only 280.000 people. Small town centre enables you to discover the capital on foot.
Not to miss: Ljubljana castle above the city (only a ride with a lift or a short walk away from the main market), old city centre, the cathedral, Three bridges and Preseren square, Dragon bridge, Franciscan church, Zvezda park and Kongresni square, National library, Tivoli town park, Opera house.
My favorite: Cafés on the banks of the river Ljubljanica, main city market, Metelkova city (Autonomous Cultural Centre, located on the site of former military barracs, squatted in 1993, today with several night clubs, art galleries, bars, artists studios, NGOs, Hostel Celica, National and Ethnographic museum).


3. Postojna cave in the Karst region – 21 km of passages, galleries and halls with limestone sculptures that offer a unique experience of the underground world. Home of a human fish or olm, living only in the darkness of the cave. More than 34 milion visitors in nearly 200 years.
Not to miss: Predjama castle (10 km from Postojna, picturesque and mysterious castle perched in a 123 m high cliff for more than 700 years).
My favorite: Electric train that takes you into the depth of the cave.

4. Piran, ancient small town on the Adriatic Coast, with narrow winding streets, houses huddled close together, influenced by the Venitian architecture.
Not to miss: Tartini square (named by Guiseppe Tartini, famous composer and violinist).
My favorite: Walks through the numerous narrow streets, sun bathing on the terrases of beach cafés.


5. Lipica stud farm, home of over 400 white Lipizzaner horses, founded in 1580 and it is one of the oldest stud farms in the world.  Visitors to Lipica can enjoy the real life of the stud farm that reflects the centuries of tradition of horse breeding: guided tours of the farm, training sessions and performances of classical riding school, riding courses or nostalgic carriage drive.
Not to miss: Performance of classical riding school.
My favorite: Horse riding school.


3 thoughts on “5 top places to visit in Slovenia”

  1. Hi we are planning to visit solevnia on 14 and 15 November 2014 we need your advise:
    1)how to take train from zagreb to ljubljana on morning of 14 nov 2014? How and can buy online ticket?
    2)how far is shareton hotel in zagreb to zagreb train station ?any idea as we will be in zagreb on 14 november
    3)is there a 2 days tourhighlights of solvenia or is it easy to diy to the 5 spots?
    4)is there any shopping to do in Slovenia
    5) please also recommend clean and economical place to stay for 2 nights
    6)to get around town is there tram or bus for 2 or 3 days pass for tourist?
    7)is November a good time to visit?
    8)any festivals in november

    • Hello,

      Thanks for your message. Unfortunately I do not know Zagreb at all so I can not advice you on that. Try to find Zagreb train station on internet and look for timetable.
      In Slovenia the easiest way is to travel by car. There are tours that you can join from Ljubljana to major tourist places around Slovenia. In low season your choice is limited but there is also a possiblility to take a private tour. Or visit by bus or train.

      November is not the best time to visit, the peak months would be May, June, September, October and also 2nd half of December (for Christmas market).

      I suggest you visit our website http://www.slovenia-activity-holidays.com/
      There you can also find packages for 3 or 4 days or other ideas what to do around Slovenia. We can book all free of charge for you.

      Ljubljana is a small town, you can easily visit its old town centre by foot. We also have town buses to take you around.

      Regarding shopping it really depends what you mean. There is a good selection of local products.

      Please contact me on my direct email address if you have any more questions: info@slovenia-activity-holidays.com

      Kind regards,
      Barbara Hunt

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