Some months ago I had the good fortune of being able to visit Slovenia. But to be honest, apart from my business meetings I had no idea what to do in Slovenia or even if there were any interesting things to do!
Slovenia has hardly ever been on my list of places to visit. What a mistake! The moment I landed in this country I realized how beautiful it is full of towering mountains and crystal clear rivers.
There are so many things to do and visit in Slovenia, that I think I will have to revisit 😊
I hope by the end of this article you also fall in love with this stunning country and even have booked a trip to visit it.
Best things to do in Slovenia
Visit fairytale city Ljubljana
One of the most obvious things to do in Slovenia is to visit the capital Ljubljana. It is colorful, it is lively and it is packed with interesting museums, architectural gems and gorgeous parks.
More than anything, Ljubljana is incredible pleasant to explore. While you are here stroll the colorful streets, enjoy the unique Slovenian food, observe the many bridges and contemplate the sunset from Ljubljana Castle.
Visit Piran and Izola
These small, colorful coastal towns are considered by locals Slovenia’s gems.
Established in the 7th century, these towns were strategical for fishing. This led to many disputes among neighbors making both towns public enemies during the 13th and the 14th century, when there were “town wars” among them.
When visiting Piran and Izola stroll the streets, enjoy fresh fish or seafood and walk along the sea to enjoy some fresh, Adriatic air.
Visit Predjama Castle
Built more than 800 years ago directly into a cliffside, Predjama Castle is the largest cave castle in the world. This castle was run by Erazem of Predjama and when it was under siege, the cave system was used both to get food inside and to get people out safely.
Visiting Predajma Castle is a quick day trip from Ljubljana and can be combined with Postojna Cave, the largest cave system in Slovenia.
Visit Postojna Cave
The Postojna Cave system is a jaw dropping experience. It is a series of 2 million years old caves and halls, some around 24km long. The cave has a constant temperature of 8-10° and with the regular tour you can visit around 5km of the cave (3 of them covered by electric train).
My personal recommendation is that you visit both Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave the same day, since they are not far away.
Visit Lake Bled
One of Slovenia’s most popular destinations.
Sure, Lake Bled is touristy but there are many reasons for visitors to pay a visit to this stunning place. With a castle on the hill, a unique island and hiking trails, Bled is a nice place to visit all year long.
When visiting Lake Bled cycle around the lake, ring the bell of The Church of the Assumption, hike to a viewing point and try Bled cream cake.
Other things to do in Slovenia
Slovenia is an amazing country. Sadly I did not have enough time to visit everything I wanted.
Here you can find other interesting places in Slovenia my Slovenian colleagues recommended me:
Hike Vintgar Gorge
Vintgar Gorge is a short but spectacular hike located just few kilometers away from Lake Bled. Locals come to this picturesque area to escape from the bustling city.
Visiting Lake Bled and Vintgar Gorge is a spectacular, quick trip from Ljubljana.
Drink a glass of wine in Gorica
This beautiful wine regions, close to the Italian border, has medieval cities and stunning vineyards.
Locals consider it as a quiet place everybody should visit once in life.
The second biggest city in Slovenia was founded in the 12th century in the east of the country and it is full of interesting monuments.
This beautiful city is also known due to its wine. Vineyards are located just outside the downtown. In fact, you can see them on the surrounding hills. Isn’t it a dream for wine lovers?
Visit Triglav National Park
Triglav National Park is one of the most beautiful areas in Slovenia. Here you can hike, bike, swim, fish or just relax in nature and enjoy the stunning views.
This month I will be sharing more experiences about Slovenia. I will create various posts to share more information about the different places I visited.
In the meantime, I hope I aroused your interesting to find out more about this stunning country.
Have you ever been to Slovenia? Is there any hidden gem that I forgot to mention?
In case you want to share your experience, feel free to leave a comment below or to contact me via social networks. I am always thrilled to read your adventures!
*Please, note that I am not an English native speaker. Therefore, you may find some spelling mistakes in this post. Feel free to let me know it and help me improve my English skills.