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Postojna Cave

postojnska_jama (1)Postojna cave is most visited tourist attraction of Slovenia. Although Slovenia is planted with beauty of Karst, Postojna Cave is the greatest pearl.

Among more than 12.000 caves in Slovenia, the Postojna Cave is first one tourists choose to visit. But usually it is not the least one.

Postojna Cave lays next to Postojna town, only 50 kilometers form Slovenia capital – Ljubljana. Near Postojna Cave is Predjama Castle, where every year Erasmus knight tournament has it’s place. Lots of visitors likes to visit nearby Park of military history in Pivka, too.
Postojna Cave system consists of approximately 20 kilometers long underworld system, which places it among 100 longest underground complexes in the world. Where caves are not consistent among each other, the connection was made artificially. There is cca. 1.5 kilometer of man made passages. Continue reading “Postojna Cave” »

Barcelona

barcelonaBarcelona is one of the biggest towns on the Iberian peninsula. It is also the most visited town and not only in the region but Barcelona is probably the most visited town in the Mediterranean.

Trade Center

Barcelona is also probably the most important trade center in the Mediterranean, it is a extremely important port that is growing to be one of the most important European ports. You can travel fast and conveniently from Barcelona to other towns in Spain, but also to France, Italy, north Africa and the tourist favorite relaxing point, the Balearic Islands. If you travel to Barcelona, you will land on the second largest airport in Spain, located on the outskirts of the city. Madrid is the only biggest airport, but this is understandable, because Madrid is the capital city of Spain. Barcelona on the other hand is the capital of the most eastern Spanish autonomous community, called Catalonia, on the French border. Continue reading “Barcelona” »

Skocjan caves

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Skocjan caves (Škocjanske jame) are protected by UNESCO since 1986. The Skocjan caves are one of the best and most beautiful natural architectural achievements and the best Karst phenomenon in the world.
Slovenia is full of Karst phenomenons, because the Karst covers around two thirds of the country. Skocjan caves are a achievement of the Mother nature that every nation would be proud of, but they are in the shadow of the world known Postojnska cave. They are not as famous, but they are on the UNESCO World heritage list since 1986. Continue reading “Skocjan caves” »

Portoroz

portorozPortorož is the name for elite coastal tourism. The word about how great it is started spreading already in the 13th century, when it started to develop as a SPA tourist destination, it became more elite-centered after 1960, when all the renovations began and all the tourist infrastructure was build.

Elite Coastal Tourism

Portorož is a great coastal destination on the Slovenian coast. It is a part of the Piran municipality and it’s roots started in the roman times. Today you can see a salt warehouse and the Maritime High school, but underneath it were found remains of a small port and a fish farm. Continue reading “Portoroz” »

Prague

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Prague is a beautiful city, through which flows the river Vltava. Although Prague is the political center of Czech Republic, the capital and largest city in the country, the most important activity in the city is certainly tourism.

Nearly 1000 hectares of Prague’s old city center is protected by UNESCO as world’s cultural heritage. No wonder, that many tourists come to Prague every year to admire the cultural heritage, which was left by hardworking hands. Continue reading “Prague” »

Venice

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Venice, the fairy town, filled with romance, floating on water. The city of love and eternal romance. It’s Venice!

120 islands and 400 bridges

The story tells, that Venice was founded by refugees, fleeing from the Huns army to the small islands. Around 120 islands is today linked with around 400 bridges. The islands are now separated with 170 canals, that you can enjoy with a boat, small cruise ship, but the biggest and most famous canal can be also used even by the biggest cruise ships. But you can only feel the real spirit of Venice, if you see it from a gondola, a special local rowing boat. Gondoliers, that will take you around Venice, dressed in traditional gowns and with a traditional smile on their face. If you are lucky, they will also sing for you and your company. Continue reading “Venice” »

Vienna

dunajVienna is not only the capital of Austria, it is a city where all the important political, business and cultural elite gathers from all around Austria.

Between East and West

And not only from Austria. In the UNO City (Vienna’s international center) business man and women from all around the world gather together and make it more than just a part of Vienna. The modern metropolis finally found its life again. For decades, Vienna lived torn between west and east, closer to important big cities, hidden behind the iron curtain. You can almost kick a football from outskirts of Vienna to Bratislava’s outskirts. Other major cities, Prague, Zagreb or Ljubljana are just a couple of hours away, making Vienna the center crossing of all most important capitals of the Central Europe. Continue reading “Vienna” »

Slovenia

Slovenia is a young European country in Central Europe. It is a member of the European Union since 1st of May 2004. First settlements were found dating in 6th century and the country got independent after a turbulent history.

The country developed fast through the history and kept pace with the most developed western European countries. It is one of the 30 most developed countries in the world, judging by the Gross domestic product per capita.

Attractive Tourist Destination

Slovenia is an attractive tourist destination, visited by a great number of tourists from all over the world, especially from Western Europe, but more and more tourists from other countries visit Slovenia. It is nothing special to see a tourist from China, Russia or USA on the streets of Slovenia.

Numerous of different tourist attractions make Slovenia a popular tourist place around the year. Beautiful mountains, and more than half of the country is covered with forests, so every tourist departs from Slovenia with wonderful memories and praising the local food and wine.

Postojna Cave

Postojnska cave is the most popular tourist attraction, where tourists can see what nature is able to produce in hundreds of thousands of years, and travel through the cave with a train. Right next to the castle there is a wonderful cave castle, where a knights tournament takes place every year at the end of the summer.

Architecture is a main attraction in the capital city, astonishing architecture by Jože Plečnik, who worked in Rome, Prague, Vienna and other European countries. A short walk away is the Ljubljana castle, and for those who don’t want to walk, there is a lift waiting to take you to the top of the hill. Everyone says, that the view from the hill or the castle tower is worth the short walk on the hill.

Tourists enjoy the Slovenian seaside, most of them visit the old town Piran with its own old city center and remaining of a defense wall. Others visit Portorož, the town with the best Hotels and Spa’s, the wonderful Palace Hotel build just next to the promenade. A short trip away are the Škocjanske caves known by the biggest underground canyon, protected by UNESCO since 1986.

Ski Slopes

Slovenia is known for its ski slopes in the North West, but the biggest ski slopes are located in the East part of the country on the Maribor Pohorje where you can enjoy 250 hectare or 60 kilometers of ski slopes, 27 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails and a great ski stadium. Tourists that come to Slovenia enjoy active holidays at the mountains or just relax in one of many Spa’s in Slovenia.

Slovenia hosts the best skiing and ski jumping World cup competitions in Krajnska Gora and near by Planica, that is open for tourists the whole year around to see the biggest ski jumping and ski flying slope. If you are more a romantic kind of a person, you will enjoy Bled, that is just a short car drive away.

Lipica

kobilarna_lipica_425_let Ten thousands of footsteps can be found in Lipica, but this is a place, that is known by horse hoofs.
Lipica is a small place, just outside the town Sežana in the Slovenian littoral. It is a small village with less then 100 inhabitants, but the mare farm is known around the world. Most people see it as a small village lost in the middle of nowhere, but Lipica hosted a number of world known guests, also the British queen Elizabeth II in year 2008.

Mare Farm Lipica

Mare farm Lipica was founded in 1580 by the Austrian Archduke Karel. It was a partially destroyed summer castle, owned by the Trieste Archbishop. The Hapsburg family needed horses, and they choose the Spanish horse, that was known as the best of that time. The climate of Lipica and Karst was similar enough to the Spanish climate, and they controlled the area since the Turkish army left. Continue reading “Lipica” »

Ljubljana – the capital city of Slovenia

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Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia. Slovenia is a country with different geographical features, and Ljubljana lies in almost its geographical center.
Ljubljana with its 300.000 inhabitants counts as a smaller European city, but it is visited by a large number of tourists and business people every year. Even more, stars and important persons from culture, sports and politics visit Ljubljana each year, most recently the British queen Elisabeth II.

Ljubljana is also an important traffic route crossing, with an international airport at its borders. Different events have marked its history, in the 2nd World War, it was surrounded by a barb wire fence and turned into a concentration camp. Because of its proud and courageous inhabitants, it was called the Hero City. Continue reading “Ljubljana – the capital city of Slovenia” »


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