Slovenia

Overview

Slovenia, a miniature, picturesque town in the heart of Europe. It’s located between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, near main European capitals and yet so far from the hectic pace of urban life. Its perfect geographical position and natural wealth, makes it an ideal place to relax and recharge your senses. Indulge in nature, local products, world-class wines and the stories of the thousand years of the city… and if you love SUP there is another magical side of Slovenia waiting to find out: the Alps and intermittent lakes, the emerald-green rivers, the Adriatic coast and the urban paddling through the old town of the capital – the abundance of land SUP incredibly diverse as the country itself. Snowy peaks, rivers turquoise – green, and the Adriatic coast inspired by Venice. In Slovenia, a culinary and cultural refinement is behind a campaign from rustic charm. Slovenia is a destination outside. Of course, there are great museums and historic churches, but local people seem to favor active holidays, and you are welcome – if wanting – to participate. The most popular activities are mountain walks and hikes, although more and more Slovenians are discovering cycling (especially in the capital, Ljubljana). Fast rivers like the Soca screaming from rafted and there are ample opportunities to try more esoteric activities such as horseback riding, ballooning, caving and diving. If all this sounds a bit ‘too much, you can always go to the coast and sunbathe on the Adriatic Sea. Slovenian cuisine borrows a bit ‘from each of its neighbors – Italy, Austria, Hungary and the Balkans – synthesizing and reinventing dishes that emerge both familiar and unique. ‘Slovenian’ touch, so to speak, could also be an obsession with using only fresh and local (if possible) locally sourced ingredients. The result is a fantastic foodie destination, where you can enjoy dishes in unusual combinations that characterize objects like buckwheat groats or mashed beans that you can not be aware of. Slovenian wine, is the white or red, is a force not announced and the regional varieties do well paired with local specialties. Slovenia offers a pristine landscape in the heart of Europe, with soaring views of mountain peaks, hills and valleys out of a landscape painting of the 19th century, with sparkling lakes and rivers that seem to have under the emeralds. The Slovenes are well attuned to the natural beauty, and the intention It is almost always to protect and preserve. Where man intervenes, it is often with good results, for example to Lake Bled, where a small baroque chapel at the top of Bled Island and a dramatic castle on the cliff complete a harmonious whole. You can even go out of your holiday in Slovenia which is the most beautiful country I’ve ever seen.

Highlights

An earthly paradise of snow-capped peaks, turquoise green rivers and Venetian style coastline, Slovenia enriches its natural treasures with harmonious architecture, charming rustic culture and sophisticated cuisine. Slovenia is one of the greenest countries on the face of the planet, with more than half of its total area covered in pristine forests.

Fast Facts

The official currency of Slovenia is the Euro since 2007. The population of Slovenia is approximately 2 million people with approximately 51% of it being female and 49% male. The official language of Slovenia is Slovene which uses the Latin alphabet. Together with Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian and Bulgarian, it is classified within the South Slavic branch of the Slavic languages.

Good to Know

Slovenia’s world-famous Lipica horse farm, celebrated for its aristocratic Lipizzaners, has been operating uninterruptedly since its foundation in 1580. Couples still get married to this day on Bled Island. According to tradition, in order to ensure a long and happy marriage, the groom must carry the bride up the 99 steps to the island! The oldest vine in the world.

Events

The Dragon Carnival is arguably the most important in Ljubljana, and includes, among others, a number of typical Slovenian carnival figures rooted in pagan tradition, such as ‘kurent’, ‘laufar’, ‘morostar’ and several others. From the 4th to the 5th of June, Medieval days in Bled Castle is organized, where activities such as knight sparring takes place on its grounds.

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Established in January 2005 in Tirana, Albania under the name of Albania Experience, which was later changed to Landways International, this company is now one of the most dynamic ground operators in the Balkans and Southeastern Europe.

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“Themistokli Germenji” Street, near TVSH area, shk. 1; k.1, Tirana

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