Slovenia Luxury Travel Vacation Guide

Slovenia Luxury Travel Vacation Guide

 Once part of Yugoslavia, Slovenia is one of the world's best-kept secrets when it comes to finding luxury vacations. Here you will find a taste of some of the best vacation destinations all rolled into one. This is charming country with mountain vistas, beaches galore as well as island resorts, vineyards with delectable wines, as well as castles that will take you back in time. It is not as crowded as other better-known vacation destinations, but it does offer the opportunity for taking numerous pictures to share with your friends and family back home. The best time to visit Slovenia is in September, but if you like skiing then the months from December to March will be good for you. In spring you can enjoy the sight of beautiful blooming plants, while during July and August there are large crowds of people and hotel rooms are at a premium.

Slovenia Attractions

With Alps and beaches, this country has something for everyone. Explore the large underground Skocjan Caves, the medieval castle in Bled, the narrow streets of the towns along the Adriatic coast and ski in the Julian Alps.

City of Ljubljana

This is the largest city in the country and the evidence of its Roman ancestors can be found throughout the city. Most of the sites and attractions are along the river, where you will find the Municipal Museum. This museum houses Roman artifacts along with a scale model of the Roman Emona. If you want to learn everything about Slovenia, including its prehistory, then a visit to the National Museum will satisfy your quest for knowledge. Here you can see a Celtic situla, a type of pail or urn. The Old Town contains quaint cafes, bridges and churches along its maze of narrow streets. Since this city is the location of the Ljubljana University, there are many young people here and a vibrant nightlife.

Rogaska Slatina

This is then oldest and largest spa town in Slovenia, where the waters are reputed to have healing powers. You can enjoy all kinds of therapies, such as lymph drainage and spruce needle baths. Take quiet walks in the forest and see the peaks of the two highest mountains ? Boc and Donacks Gova. According to Slovenian myths, Pegasus, the winged horse of Apollo, visited this area and the spring waters have been used since Roman times.

Travel to and within Slovenia

This country is only a two-hour drive from Venice and three hours from Vienna, so you won?t have a lot of difficulty if you wish to drive there. There are non-stop flights from all the major European cities to the international airport in Ljubljana and there are buses that depart from Italy on a daily basis. You can also take the bus to Slovenia from Hungary, Croatia, Austria and Yugoslavia. If you wish to take the train, an 18-hour trip from Amsterdam will take you to Ljubljana. You can also take a ferry from Italy to Izola on the Adriatic coast of Slovenia, but this service is only available on weekends.

Driving your own car or renting a car is one of the best ways to get to see the spectacular beauty of Slovenia. Rental prices for cares are quite reasonable, the gas prices are low and in this country, you drive to the right. However, if you don?t like the idea of driving in a foreign country, the buses are the next best mode of transportation. They travel on a regular schedule between all the major cities.

Slovenia Language

There are several different languages spoken in Slovenia.  Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, German, Italian and English.

Slovenia Food and Drink

Slovenia is known for its great food and excellent wines. There are enormous supplies of fresh fruit and vegetables, so you won't encounter any difficulty obtaining vegetarian cuisine. Pastas and pizzas are very common, due to its proximity to Italy. Sausages and meats, grilled foods are also popular, but in this country you can get a wide selection of salads and seafood meals. The traditional dishes almost always involve venison and because the people here love ice cream you can get it just about anywhere.

 

Shopping and Safety

Slovenia is a peaceful country where there are not a lot of dangers for tourists. You can feel reasonably safe as long as you exercise common sense.

In the rural areas, you can shop at the markets for a wide selection of items. In the larger cities, the shopping experience is one of a kind. For example, in Ljubljana, there are large shopping malls and specialty boutiques. The handicraft stores sell pottery, ceramics, lace and crystal.

BTC City is the largest shopping experience in the country, where you can spend a full day and still not get to see everything. With almost 5 km of stores, and free parking, this is the place where you buy just about anything your heart desires.

Slovenia Entertainment

Most of the streets of the older parts of the cities are places where there are tables outside for people to enjoy a drink and a meal and still be able to take in the sights and sounds. There are many cafes, bars and restaurants where you can chat with the locals and enjoy a beer or a glass of wine. You will hear music from all over the world and if the bar scene is not for you, there are many different kinds of concerts and performances that you can attend.

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