Last Mai I visited a friend in Slovenia. It is a beautiful country and I had been there before but didn’t remember a lot of the country. Slovenia lays in between Croatia, Italy, Austria and Hungary. It is a small country with beautiful nature.
Since I had only 4 days including travelling to and from Slovenia, we had not a lot of time to see much. But we made the best out of it and saw as much as we could.
Piran is one of the 3 cities with a port in Slovenia which has only a 50km long coast in Istria. Piran is one of the most beautiful towns in Slovenia. It has an authentic, Mediterranean and medieval style. For the best views of the town, you should climb the city walls. You’ll also have a great view over the Gulf of Trieste and the surroundings. Climbing the city walls will cost you about 2 euro.
The church of Sint Joris is on the side of the town and is from the 16th century. Although some parts are even older. The church is built on the foundations of old Roman buildings.
If you walk along the coast to the back of Piran, you’ll arrive in Fiesa where there is fewer tourists and a great spot to hang out and relax.
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia. It has a lot of old and historical buildings. For a great view over Ljubljana, there is a roof terrace. The Neboticnik skyscraper gives a perfect view of the castle.
Tivoli Park is the biggest park in the city. A lot of locals come here to hang out and relax or sport. The park has many attractions like a glasshouse, a rose garden and several artworks. They also give concerts and have festivals in this park.
The Castle of Ljubljana is built on a small mountain. From the castle, you will have a very good view over Ljubljana. You can climb all the way up or go with the cable car. The castle has several small museums to visit.
Bled is probably the most touristic place in Slovenia. To enjoy the most of it you can walk around the lake. Take the small boats to the island in the middle, to get a different view on it. The island is used for weddings.
The best view on lake Bled is from the Castle, it is the oldest castle of Slovenia. And as you made it to the castle already, you should visit it too. Instead of only enjoying the views.
Don’t forget to taste the vanilla cream and custard cake in one of the restaurants here, as it is their speciality.
Close to Bled, you’ll find the Vintar Gorge where you can walk along the river. The water here is clear blue. They made paths and a wooden walkway along the river. This makes it easy to walk and suitable for almost everyone.
These caves are the number one visit in Slovenia, so make sure you don’t let them out during your visit. The Postojna cave is also one of the world’s largest Karst monuments, and it also has one of the most diverse cave systems. I would advise you to book a tour through the caves on forehand, to make sure you’ll get to see them. Bring some warm clothes with you, since the temperature inside is about 10 degrees. The tour will take about 1,5 hour and you go in and out by train, which makes it more special.
Have you been to Slovenia? What did you like most? Let me know.