For centuries, the town of Bled and Lake Bled, which boasts the only island in Slovenia, have been attracting those seeking outstanding beauty. Traditional boats called pletnas take visitors to see the island and the church, which has a bell that is a special ode to love. The most beautiful view of the lake, its island, and the surrounding Alpine peaks can be enjoyed from the castle towering above the lake on a cliff. This castle is considered to be one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Europe.
On the tip of Southwestern Slovenia, and on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, is the resort hotspot called Piran. The destination is reminiscent of Italy, which makes sense since it was actually part of the Venetian Empire for more than five centuries. Piran is small in size, but it is quaint, historic and scenic. History buffs might want to explore landmarks like the main square called Tartinijev trg, the oldest building in the city called the Venetian House and the Church of St. George. You can also walk right on top of the city walls or hop off one of the piers for a refreshing swim in the Adriatic.
Predjama Castle is a magnificent Renaissance castle. What makes this castle unique is the fact that it is built inside a cave. The castle used to be home to Erazem Lueger, a knight, who was known as the local Robin Hood. Available audio tours reveal the exciting life of Lueger and the history of the Predjama Castle. Tours of a secret tunnel, which served as a supply route when the castle was under siege, are also available when scheduled in advance.
Interested in Vipava accommodation? Vipava Valley … Nearly forgotten, this historic local variety has been experiencing a welcome resurgence. It is being grown in petite amounts by winemakers familiar with traditional viticulture. With its slightly orange colour, Klarnica catches the eye while its rich and opulent flavour caresses the spirit, conjuring up legends of old ….
Located in the Slovenian Littoral, the Vipava Valley runs between the towns of Nova Gorica and Vipava. The valley offers magnificent scenery from hills and mountains, to ruined castles, beautifully preserved gothic churches and charming villages with tiled roofs weighed down with stones to prevent them from being blown off by the strong north-easterly “burja” wind that reaches speeds as high as 200 km/h.
The unique climate of the valley has encouraged vibrant viticulture, with over 3,000 acres of the valley covered with grape vines. Romans started winemaking in the area over 2,000 years ago. Infact, wine-making is regarded a way of life here.
The Triglav National Park, named after the country’s tallest mountain, is the only National Park in Slovenia. With beautiful views of the mountains, hills, lakes, rivers, and pastures, this park is a nature lover’s paradise. Aside from hiking, Triglav National Park offers great activities such as kayaking, rafting, skydiving, and parasailing.
In the Lent area of Maribor, Slovenia’s second-largest city grows the oldest grape-producing vine in the world. Records show that the vine has been growing on the façade of an old house since the seventeenth century. The house is now a visitor’s center where guests can taste the best wines of the Maribor region. In honor of the oldest vine, The Old Vine Festival is organized every year. The festival starts in September with picking the grapes off the vine, and it ends with a big celebration on St. Martin’s Day when the must turns into wine.
BLED LAKE: Simply put, Bled Lake is one of the most romantic destinations on the continent. A crystal blue lake, protected by a castle overlooking the waters with a none-more-idyllic island in the middle, Bled Lake is a Disney scene come to life.
VIPAVA VALLEY: Mild Mediterranean climate, rich soil, bora wind, enough rain and hilly landscape are perfect for wine making. Vipava valley is known as a great wine-growing region. There are around 2300ha of vineyards. Well signed Vipava wine road will lead you to family-run winemakers. Wine lovers will enjoy wine tasting of autochthonous Zelen, Pinela, Klarnica grape varieties in the places where the wine is produced: in vaulted wine cellars. Do not miss to sing a song in wine cellars with perfect acoustics surrounded by wine barrels. Cheers and Na zdravje!. For rooms/accomodations please check Vipava valley rooms.
S?KOCJAN CAVES: An UNESCO World Heritage site, S?kocjan caves are one of only three caves in the world to gain such distinction. Located just outside the town of Divac?a, a plethora of sites within the caves are waiting to be discovered.