Out & About
THE ALLURE of green space isn’t lost on any visitor, and it is on the side of nature that most people lean towards when looking for activities in the country.
Whether it’s a mountain, a gorge, a lake, a forest or a river, and whether you’re an adventurer, a hiker, a relaxer or a business professional; the end result is the same, as the Tourist Board explains: “Wherever you find yourself in Slovenia, you’re sure to experience a diversity of features and sights, feeling the essential touch of the people’s hospitality.
“The petite size of our country is also its great advantage, unique in its colourful diversity of experience where distances are tiny and everything is within reach.”
Ljubisic adds: “Visitors can explore underground caving systems such as the largest expo cave in the world, Postojna cave, as well as an abundance of thermal springs to enjoy one of our 14 certified spa resorts. Right in the middle of the country you have the cosmopolitan capital city of Ljubljana, a perfect city break destination offering an abundance of culture, activities and pleasant vibes, located by the river Ljubljanica and protected by the castle on the hilltop. Ljubljana is also a very popular travel hub as wherever you decide to go in Slovenia, it is usually only an hour drive.”
Addressing the more logistical aspects of your stay, the aforementioned Hoteli Bernardin represents one of the most popular hospitality options in the country, as does Hit d.d; both capitalising on the natural aesthetics and values of the country before adding in elements of five-star luxury.
On the food front, options become even more tantalising as Slovenia looks to mix its own unique style into influences that emanate from Italy, the East, and Central Europe.
“From Slovenia’s traditional delicacies to world-class restaurants and an events calendar packed with culinary delights… you need to make Slovenia the destination of choice for your next European food adventure,” the Tourist Board says. “Traditional delicacies include Carnolian sausage and zlikrofi dumplings with fresh seafood widely available in coastal restaurants. Those with a sweet tooth should seek out local specialties such as potica nut roll or the decadent and multi-layered gibanica cake from Slovenia’s easternmost province.
“And, with 2018 marking the first World Bee Day, there’s never been a better time to experience Slovenia’s honey obsession. Even top chefs including Ana Roš are using varieties such as Kočevje forest & Karst honey and Slovenia’s sweetest town, Radovljica is the ideal spot for picking up a honey biscuit.”