15 Best cities to visit in Slovenia
Lately I come across articles from fellow travelers about Slovenia, and for a right. This is a very beautiful country that has lots to offer. And the best thing is it is small and you can visit the best cities in just 2 weeks.
I fell in love with this country since I was a little child. My father used to take many trips to Slovenia and he was always bringing home calendars, travel guides and flyers with beautiful images of some of Slovenia`s most famous landmarks and cities.
I was at the age when I was not very well aware of the world that surrounds me, but I knew that somewhere there is a place that is so mesmerizing that I want to eventually experience on my own, and I did. And, for you my fellow travelers here is a list of 15 cities that you must visit in Slovenia.
You cannot start exploring Slovenia without visiting its capital. I have not seen a place similar to this one. It is so calm and picturesque and the best part of it is Ljubljana Castle that gives you a full view of the entire city.
Read more about City Breaks: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj
You have probably noticed my obsession with fairy tale cities. Well, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj are so surreal and worth the stop along your road trip in Slovenia.
Read more about Lake Bled: Slovenia`s Hidden Gem
Piran is a city that is located in southwestern Slovenia and it is known for its long pier and Venetian architecture. Piran is one of the best preserved historical towns. In the 15th century this city belonged to Venice and even now you can see the presence of Venetian culture.
Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia and the home of the oldest vine. So if you are visiting this city because of the vine you should head to the Vinag Wine Cellar which dates back to 1844.
Koper is a Mediterranean city with colorful history. You can take a dip in the sea or you can enjoy a stroll and see some of its most popular landmarks.
Postojna Cave is a must visit destination once you set foot in Slovenia. It has some of the most beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formationas and it is the home of the “human fish” or proteus.
Read more about A day trip from Ljubljana – Postojna Cave
Ptuj is one of Slovenia`s oldest towns, and it is not very well known among tourists. The red tile roofs make this city stand out in the crowd and if you want the best view you need to go across the Drava River.
Portoroz was once known as a healing center thanks to its concentrated salt water. Today it has some of the best known thermal health centers and some of the best hotels.
Celje is situated just 56 km northeast from Ljubljana and it is an important economic and cultural center.
Skofja Loka is another charming town in Slovenia with a Loka castle at the top. But before you reach the castle you need to cross the Capuchin`s bridge on Selska Sora river.
Novo Mesto is another city that is overlooked by the travelers. They breeze through the city to their next destination without even noticing the tranquil turquoise waters of Krka River running through the town.
We visited Kranj on our way to Lake Bled. Even thoug I read that this is an industrial city ther was something in the pictures that I saw from the city that convinced me to spend at least couple of hours there and explore the city on my own terms.
Izola was another town that was not on my list but somehow I found out abot it and I have to say that I spent 2 lovely and lazy days on the beach.
It will take only 15 minutes to walk from one end to the other of this small town. Kranjska Gora is known for winter sports but it is equally beautiful during the summer months too.
Murska Sobota is the last city on my last and also the last city on my two week itinerary to Slovenia. This city is known to be the northernmost city in Yugoslavia. The best known landmark is the Murska Sobota Castle which was rebuilt in Renaissance style.
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