What do we know about Slovenia? A country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle.In this post you going to know the top places that you must visit in Slovenia.
Bled area activities
There’s a lot more to Bled than a picture-postcard lake with an island in the centre and a medieval castle looming overhead. Slovenes are very enthusiastic about outdoor activities and locals here are no different. You can swim in the lake – Bled’s warm (26°C at source) and crystal-clear water rates a Blue Flag – and there are swimming areas on the northern and western shores.
Visit Mount Triglav
Mount Triglav (2,864m), in the national park of that name, is Slovenia’s highest peak. It appears on the nation’s flag and folk here don’t consider themselves true Slovenes until they scale old `Three Heads’ at least once. Even foreigners like me have achieved that status by climbing to the top.
Visit Soča River Rafting
One of the most thrilling places for white-water rafting in Europe is the impossibly blue Soča River at Bovec as it makes its increasingly speedy way to the Adriatic Sea. Doable from April to October, the usual trip in an inflatable lasts between 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 hours, depending on the water levels and weather.
Visit Postojna Cave
Postojna Cave is Slovenia’s most visited sight – it’s touristy in the extreme but never fails to work its magic, even on repeat visitors like me. Its formations of stalagmites and stalactites are unrivalled anywhere and it is home to the endangered Proteus anguinus, a blind salamander known as ‘the human fish’ because of its pinkish skin colour.
Visit Škocjan Caves
The somewhat remote Škocjan Caves were carved out by the Reka River and are almost 6km long and 250m deep. I’ve always found this Unesco World Heritage Site to be a far more captivating experience than Postojna. Go the extra distance and see if you don’t think of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth. And this is not about crawling on your hands and knees through tight spaces.
Visit Lipica Stud Farm
Despite what the Austrians would have you believe, Lipica is where the original Lipizzaner horses were bred. In 1580, Hapsburg Archduke Charles, son of Ferdinand I, established a stud farm here to produce horses for the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
As well as it’s desirable wine producing conditions, the Vipava Valley is also home to ideal paragliding conditions. There are a few companies in the region who offer excursions, Wajdušna tourism agency are among the most trustworthy and reliable.
Visit Predjama Castle
It’s certain you’ve never seen anything like Predjama Castle, 10km north-west of Postojna. It’s a four-storey fortress in the mouth of a cavern halfway up a 123m-high cliff that has stood on this site since the early 13th century.
Salt-making has been one of the traditional mainstays of Slovenia’s coastal economy. If you want to learn more about it, head for the salt pans at Sečovlje, south-east of Portorož. They now comprise the 750-hectare Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, criss-crossed with dikes, channels and pools once used to collect, drain, wash and grind salt from the sea.
Visit Logarska Dolina
Even frequent visitors to Slovenia like myself often find themselves stopping and staring, mouth agape, transfixed by the indescribable beauty of this land. With so much beauty going around, it’s impossible to choose a favourite spot but Logarska Dolina is a serious contender. Most of this glacial valley, which measures a mere 7.5km long and no more than 500m wide, has been a vast country park for almost three decades.