Slovenian Nature Jewels

The green and varied Slovenian landscape is mostly covered in forests, while grape vines are grown on the sunny slopes of hills in many areas.

There are numerous natural parks available for excursions. Nature has generously endowed Slovenia with beauty.

Postojna Cave

Postojna Cave is the most visited tourist attraction in Slovenia and it is also world famous. Visit in the cave start with exciting train ride. After that you are walking around the most attractive parts of the cave that are open for tourists. In the cave is around 10C temperature all the year so you need something more warm to wear if you visit cave in the summer.  Covering about 5 kilometers of regulated passage, you reach the cave for an exciting head trip through the shining stalactites and stalagmites of various shapes and colors. Moreover, at the cave you have an excellent opportunity to view the famous human fish, proteus anguinus.

Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj is a wonderful place inside Triglav National Park. There are many possibilities for different activities like hiking, rowing, doing some adrenalin sport, skiing in winter, swimming in Water Park Bohinjska Bistrica or Bohinj Lake in summer. You can take exciting a ride to Vogel with gondola and enjoy in beautiful views of Lake Bohinj and Julian Alps. Most interesting natural sights are Savica Waterfall, Mostnica Gorge, Voje Waterfall...

Lipica

In the picturesque Karst region of Slovenia, in the heart of a green oasis under the azure Mediterranean sky, in the shade of century-old lime trees and oaks, and just a stone's throw from the Slovenian–Italian border lies the Lipica Stud Farm – the cradle of the Lipizzaner horse. The stud farm was founded in 1580 and, today, it is a jewel among the cultural and historical monuments of the Republic of Slovenia. For over four centuries, the Lipica Stud Farm has nurtured the tradition of breeding and selecting thoroughbred horses. In the period after World War II Lipica established its own classical riding school and has successfully performed with its horses at various equestrian events all over the world.

Mangart

Road to Mangart Saddle is one of the most interesting Alpine roads in Slovenia. On the road your can see a lot of beautiful views around on Julian Alps. Mangart Saddle where you can come with car is about 2000 m above sea level. If you like hiking you can climb to Mangart. Italian way is not so difficult but it takes about 2 hours and all the way you will have nice views.

Lake Bled

Lake Bled is one of the major top attractions of Slovenia, renowned as heaven for tourist's, Bled encloses a neo-gothic Parish Church with its elegant Bled Castle and interesting frescoes.

Blessed with natural richness including thermal springs and myriad of recreational possibilities from casino to golf courses, you could hardly resist the temptation.



Triglav National Park

The Triglav National Park (TNP) is the only Slovenian national park. The park was named after Triglav, the highest mountain in the heart of the park, which is also the highest summit in Slovenia (2864 m). The origin of the name Triglav is rather uncertain. Triglav (»three-headed«) owes its name to its characteristic shape as seen from the south-east side or to the highest Slavic deity who was supposed to have its throne on the top of the mountain. The mountain is a true national symbol and is featured on the national coat of arms and the flag. The Triglav National Park extends along the Italian border and close to the Austrian

Savica Waterfall

Savica Waterfall is beside Kozjek Waterfall one of the most scenic waterfalls in Slovenia. It is located at the end of the Lake Bohinj valley in Triglav National Park. The most easy way to get to the waterfall is to drive to Koca pri Savici Mountain Hut where is quite big parking place. From there it takes about 20 minutes to come to the waterfall.

Strunjan Landscape Park

Slovenian coast is quite short but anyway quite interesting. One of such places is also Strunjan Landscape Park. There are at least two places worth to see. One of them are Salt-Pans and the other is Moon Bay. To the Moon Bay leads nice path that takes you above Strunjan cliff. From there is nice view of the bay from the top. But if you like you can slope down to the sea and also swim there.

Kranjska Gora

Situated along the Julian Alps, Kranjska Gora is an excellent destination for outdoor sports such as cycling, horsemanship, paragliding, mountaineering, fishing etc. in summer as well as great for winter sports and other excitements that includes night sledging from Vršic, dog sled, traveling across the landscape by snowmobile.



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