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Ljubljana & Bled
An earthly paradise of turquoise-green rivers and Venetian-style coastline, Slovenia enriches its natural treasures with harmonious architecture, charming rustic culture and sophisticated cuisine. From sophisticated Ljubljana, the capital, the soaring peaks of the Julian Alps and the subterranean magic of Postojna and Škocjan caves, to the sparkling emerald-green lakes and rivers and the coastline along the Adriatic Sea, tiny Slovenia really does have it all.
An incredible mixture of climates brings warm Mediterranean breezes up to the foothills of the Alps. With more than half of its total surface still covered in forest, Slovenia does more than simply claim it’s ‘green’, it really is one of the greenest countries on earth.
Slovenia At A Glance
Average Flight Time from the UK to Llubljana 2hours 15mins
Population of Ljubljana 280,000
What to See in Slovenia Ljubljana River, National Museum of Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art, Baroque and Hasburg-inspired architecture, vineyards, Lake Bled with the Church of Assumption, Postojna Cave
Towns to Visit near Slovenia Bled, Trieste, Venice, Graz, Zagreb, Klagenfurt
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Things to do in Ljubljana & Bled
Discover beautiful Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia
Ljubljana is known for its delightful green spaces. The curving Ljubljanica River lined by outdoor cafes, divides the city’s old town from its commercial hub. It has many museums, including the renowned National Museum of Slovenia and the Museum of Modern Art, home to 20th-century Slovene paintings and sculptures. Europe’s green capital is a laid-back charmer of a city.
Easily walkable, it boasts striking architecture and a vibrant outdoor eating and drinking culture. The city oozes charm, a delightful confection of Baroque and Habsburg inspired-architecture, richly painted churches, abundant greenery and engaging riverside cafes. It’s close to a couple of hours away from anywhere, be it the imperious limestone mountains and glacial lakes, the Julian Alps, the magical subterranean world of the Karst region or the lush vineyards in its hinterland.
Explore the beautiful Lake Bled
With its bluish-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled draws everyone from honeymooners lured by the romantic setting to adventurers, who come for the hiking, biking, watersports and canyoning possibilities. The lake is large and it takes around 2 hours to walk around.
You can take a refreshing swim, rent a kayak or a surfboard and paddle on the lake. On the island, there is the Church of the Assumption, dating back to the 17th century. It gives the lake the medieval atmosphere just like in a fairy-tale.
Explore Postojna the gorgeous cave of Slovenia
Postojna Cave is the largest Karst cave in Slovenia with as much as 16 miles of underground tunnels. Today it is one of the most visited natural landmarks in Slovenia. You can drive into the cave by a little train and then proceed on foot with a guide. The stalactites, stalagmites, underground halls and other rock formations are truly amazing. The cave itself is peaceful but around 100 animal species live in the cave! The main attraction is the proteus, which was at first mistaken for a baby dragon!
A modern aquarium is located inside the cave where you can view the proteus and there is also an area called the Vivaruim Proteus, where you can experience a multimedia presentation on the creation of the caves and the animal life inside.