Slovenia is one of the most underrated travel destinations in Europe. Enclosed with profoundly tourist destinations like Italy, Croatia, Hungary, and Austria, Slovenia is somewhat a low-key reach out. Only if you hit the place you’ll realize that it is far more beautiful than its surrounding countries. Since the neighboring nations have that solitude factor missing and hotspots are overwhelmed with the world’s traveler, Slovenia is a quiet place to dig and you can find all the beautiful traits with less than fractions of tourists. Rocky beaches like Croatia, sprawling lakes like Austria, cute grumpy villages like Hungary you can easily locate everything offered by any other European country and that too without any hefty price tag, isn’t that great for the world’s budget travelers.
This off-beat destination is a beautiful blend of natural treasures snow-capped peaks, green rivers, pristine beaches, with the contemporary architecture, rustic culture, and appetizing cuisine. It’s the perfect spot for the Avant grade travelers who seek everything from one place. If you want to taste Eastern Europe and relive the aura of the 80s, just pack your bags to Slovenia.
Though the country is not immensely scattered still here are some Slovenian destinations that you can’t dare to miss out.
The green capital of Europe is surely a spellbinding place to fall in. If you are an ecologically conscious traveler who wants to peek into some socially responsible tourism, Ljubljana is your place. Ljubljana being awarded as the Green Capital in 2016 owes to the environmental efforts of the country which offers its tourists a never lived experience. With bike-sharing programs, methane-fuelled buses, great initiatives for cyclists you can’t imagine how without affecting nature you can travel easily. And that’s not enough! If you’re looking for Mediterranean style vacation and that too with less crowd and expense head straight to Ljubljana. You might be surprised but the Slovenian coastline is quite vast. You can witness pristine beaches and get soaked in some real beach-side dining experience, river sunset, and secluded toast of wine along with some authentically delectable seafood.
The place Bled is famous for its beautiful lake and castle-vibe that can give you the illusion of being photoshopped, yes you heard that right, the place is drop-dead gorgeous. If all that beauty comes at half the price for the beauty we have to pay in some on-beat European destinations such as Italy or Spain we won’t mind swapping them with Slovenia. There are a good number of engaging activities you can relish in the most beautiful lake, Bled Lake. You can row a boat and slowly make your way to a much greater fascination Bled Island, quite an arm exercise it would be but at the end that would all turn out to be worth. There’s a church Pilgrimage Church with a small café where you can take a sip of chocolate shake with the serene view, such a great combination. The place also holds another epitome of beauty the Bled castle a medieval castle that dates back to 1004, don’t forget to explore that.
If you want to witness the Slovenian infrastructure Koper is your ideal spot. Once the part of the Venetian Empire, the place exhibits a Venice vibe and is a lesser-known Slovenian destination but that doesn’t make it anything less than any other beautiful European city. The place offers endless enjoyable attractions and that too with a very little crowd. You can stroll around Tito Square, the heart of the city, for the spectacular roof-top view of the city, climb the bell tower of Campanile and explore the Praetorian Palace and there are other free things to delight in. Free museums, free beach access, streets show, great for budget travelers.
If you want to sneak into a living history experience Celje is your site of attraction. One of the oldest cities of Slovenia it gives you a glimpse of the older Slovenia, how was the infrastructure, how people lived, and everything that dates back to time. The panoramic hilltop location, the cobblestone streets, traditional cuisine, unique culture it all feels like as if you’ve stepped into one of your history chapters.