About Slovenia


This tiny, yet most diverse, Central European country is simply bursting with attractions – from the atmospheric alleyways of Ljubljana’s old town to the dreamy perfection of Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj; from the majesty of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park to the subterranean mystery of UNESCO Skocjan Caves. Slovenia’s unparalleled natural variety creates plenty of opportunities for adventure sports and activities – first and foremost some wonderful mountain walking, but also mountain bikingcycling and white-water river raftingcanoeing, kayaking, canyoning… Distances are small, thus travelling is easy. A country of exceptionally friendly locals, of subtle culture and pristine nature and where English is widely spoken, is definitely the perfect place for a week long active holiday!


Flying in: daily flights from major European cities land at Ljubljana Joze Pucnik airport, 20 minutes drive from the capital city of Ljubljana. The following airlines service the airport (EasyJet, Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, Czech Airlines, JAT, LOT, Malev / Hungarian Airlines). From the airport you can take a taxi, a shuttle or a bus into the city. It also very convenient to fly to one of the airports near Slovenia. It’s also very convenient to fly to nearby airports of Slovenia’s neighbouring countries and drive to Ljubljana – Venice (2,5 hours by car), Trieste (1 hour), Graz (1,5 hours), Vienna (4 hours), Zagreb (1 hour). Upon request we can organise airport transfers to and from Brnik airport and all other nearby airports. All we require are your arrival / departure times and flight details. Traveling by train: almost every important EU city is connected by reliable, modern and comfortable rail infrastructure. You can come to Slovenia with direct train lines from Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia.


Most of Slovenia has a predominant continental climate with hot summers and cold snowy winters, which are more distinct the higher you go in the mountains. On the coast the climate is Mediterranean with mild and sunny weather most of the year, however the strong Bora winds are also present year round. A perfect time to visit Slovenia is from April to October, while days are longer and warmer temperature are more welcoming for active vacation. The average day temperatures for this period  are 17°C in April, 24°C in July and August and 16°C in October. The average temperatures in the mornings are approximately 6°C less, whereas in large forests, alpine valleys or on the high mountain passes, the air gets even cooler. There is a greater chance of precipitation in spring and fall months, while short afternoon showers (rarely storms) are more frequent during the summer moths. If you are particularly fond of winter sports, January and February are the best months to come, when most of the region is covered in deep snow. Winter average day temperature is – 2°C, but it can colder than that in the Alpine region.


Official name: Republic of Slovenia 

Independence day: June 25, 1991 

Area: 20. 256 km2 (out of which forests form almost half, that is 50%) 

Population: 1,978,334 (the capital Ljubljana: 290.000)

National currency: EUR

Religion: 82% of population is Roman Catholic

Bordering countries: Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary 

Climate: Alpine, Mediterranean, Sub Continental 

Time zone: Central European Time GMT+1 

GDP: 20 billion $

Highest mountain: Mt Triglav, 2864 m


Did you know:

  • 1 hour drive from the capital and you are in the middle of the Julian Alps or at the Adriatic coast and in sub-Pannonian countryside,
  • 4% of our population are members of the Slovenian mountaineering association,
  • 400 brown bears still live in Slovenian virgin green forests.


Almost half of Slovenia is covered with forests and 30% of the region is agricultural land – mostly made up of fields, orchards, vineyards and pastures, this makes Slovenia one of the world’s greenest countries. The country is home to 2900 plant species and many are unique to Slovenia. Triglav National Park is especially rich in endemic alpine flowering plants. Common European animals are abundant in Slovenia, including boarbearlynx, birdsdeer, marmotchamois and ibex. The last four are often seen in the high Alps and around the tree line. Proteus anguinus, the aquatic salamander, falsely called “the human fish”, is one of the world’s most mysterious creatures, endemic to the waters that run underground through the extensive limestone bedrock and is unique to Slovenia’s karst caves.

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