Slovenia is situated in Central and Southeastern Europe touching the Alps and bordering the Mediterranean.
In this small piece of Europe, beautiful Nature has combined and interwoven a whole range of diverse landscapes. Mighty Alpine peaks with sheer faces, deep karst caves and potholes, softly rounded hills and vast plains: Slovenia has all of these. There are also beautiful lakes and bubbling brooks, the silence of forests and the crashing waves of the sea.
In slightly more geographical terms, this means that Slovenia lies at the junction of the Alpine, Mediterranean, Pannonian and Dinaric worlds, all of which have left their mark on its landscape.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia. The city is a political, cultural, scientific, educational, business, and transportation center that in its own way combines the characteristics of Slovenia’s eastern and western, northern and southern regions. The city nestling below the hill with Ljubljana Castle has a lively cultural life created by numerous theatres, museums, and galleries, one of the oldest Philharmonics in the world, cinemas, more than ten thousand cultural events each year.
TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK
Triglav National Park is the only national park in Slovenia. It is located in the north-western part of the country, respectively the south-eastern part of the Alpine massif. Mount Triglav, the highest peak of Julian Alps, stands almost in the middle of the national park. From it the valleys spread out radially, supplying water to two large river systems with their sources in the Julian Alps: the Soča and the Sava, flowing to the Adriatic and Black Sea, respectively.
POSTOJONA CAVE AND PREDJAMA CASTLE
Postojna Cave is a 24 m long karst cave system near Postojna, south-western Slovenia. It is the second-longest cave system in the country. It is the best known cave in the world with numerous tunnels, passages, galleries, stalactite or stalagmite formations that offer a unique experience of the underground world and with an adventurous train ride its easy and fun.
Bled is a town on Lake Bled in the Upper Carniolan region of north-western Slovenia. Bled is known for the glacial Lake Bled. Perched on a rock overlooking the lake is the iconic Bled Castle.