Prepare to fall in love with stunning Slovenia

  • Beautiful Bohinj

    Lake Bohinj is the largest lake is Slovenia and located in Triglav National Park.  Pictured here is St. John the Baptist's Church, which is over 700 years old and houses some of the oldest frescoes in the country.

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  • Year-round beauty

    A scenic view of Lake Bohinj in the Julian Alps shows just how beautiful it is every season.

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  • Russian Chapel

    Also located in Triglav National Park is Vrsic Pass.  If you drive this road, you'll encounter a striking Russian Chapel. It was built during World War I by Russian prisoners of war and now serves as a war memorial.

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  • Idyllic scenes

    Passing through Triglav National Park, you'll see plenty of sheep grazing the alpine pastures.

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  • Rolling meadows

    You'll also find idyllic alpine meadows in Bohinj, like the one shown here that's known as Uskovnica.

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  • Alpine canines

    Another well-known – but less-visited – meadow is Zajamniki.

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  • Snow-bound

    Holiday homes in the Julian Alps are blanketed with snow during the winter months.

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  • White hills

    Snowy scenes will fill your camera lens and make your Alpine stay feel that much cozier.

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  • Capital charm

    A river runs through Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Weeping willows tumble over the banks of the canal, creating a picturesque scene.

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  • Bridge of legend

    Built in 1901, Zmajski Most, a.k.a Dragon Bridge, spans the Ljubljanica River.  There are four dragon statues on the bridge, which are said to wag their tails when a virgin crosses it.

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  • Colorful Preseren Square

    A view of the Franciscan Church of the Annunciation from the river canal, situated on the the city's central Preseren Square.

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  • Izola on the coast

    In southwest Slovenia, you'll find the Istrian peninsula which is also shared with Croatia and Italy.  The old fishing town of Izola lies right in the middle of the coastline on the Adriatic.

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  • Quaint old city

    Charming places, like this lavender souvenir shop, await in the old city.

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  • Nearby nature

    Nature Park Strunjan is just a short drive from Izola and is home to the longest natural sea shore in the country.  Dotted with olive groves, plantations and the occasional home, it's a secluded destination, with the exception of summer months when the beach becomes quite crowded.

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  • Coastal countryside

    West of Izola is the seaside town of Portoroz, located just across the water from Croatia.  It's known for its spas and health resorts and has some of the finest accommodations in the country.

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  • Italian flair

    The Venetian-styled town of Piran neighbors Portoroz. The narrow streets and colorful architecture are postcard-perfect.

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  • Inviting Old Town

    When viewed from above, Piran's historic Old Town is reminiscent of a whimsical fishing village.  The houses are cozily bunched, all adorned with red-tiled roofs radiating nostalgia.

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  • Pearl of the coast

    Piran sits right on the Adriatic Sea, a shining pearl on the gorgeous Slovenian coast.

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  • Lake Bled

    Back in the Julian Alps is beautiful Lake Bled, probably one of the most photographed places in Slovenia.

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  • The Church of the Mother of God

    In the middle of Lake Bled is Bled Island, home to the Church of the Mother of God.  The pilgrimage church was built over 300 years ago and is adorned with details even older, like a Baroque stairway leading to the structure and Gothic frescoes from the 1400s.

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  • Glacial blues

    Lake Bled is a glacial lake with stunning blue hues and clear water, perfect for swimming and rowing.  In fact, the World Rowing Championships have been held here four times.

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  • Reflections

    Watching reflections of the Alpine peaks and surrounding scenery dance on the surface of the water will bring you peace.

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  • Brilliant boats

    Take out a boat to really get a feel for this otherworldly place.

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  • Bled Castle

    Among the amazing sights on Lake Bled is the medieval Bled Castle, situated on a cliff overlooking the water.  It's the oldest castle in Slovenia.

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  • Bled in the snow

    Even during the winter, the beauty of Bled shines through.  And, if possible, it's even more serene.

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  • Green gorge

    The Vintgar Gorge is located just northwest of Bled and is accessible via bridges and galleries throughout the canyon.  Carved by the Radovna River, the stream ends at gorgeous Šum Falls.

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  • Small wonders

    South of Ljubljana lies the small settlement of Rakov Škocjan. It's home to the oldest landscape park in the country, Rak Škocjan, where you'll find natural wonders like Little Natural Bridge (pictured), Big Natural Bridge, Rak Creek and Weaver's Cave.

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  • Go underground

    Around 12 km west of Rakov Škocjan is Postojna Cave. The cave system was created by the Pivka River.  The cave has been a major tourist attractions since the 1800s and even has the world's only underground post office.

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  • Cave castle

    Built into the cave mouth is Predjama Castle.  It was constructed during the Renaissance and is the world's largest cave castle.

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  • Cliffside

    The castle is perched on 123-meters-high cliff with a a cave underneath.

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