Slovenia has a dynamic natural landscape that is breathtaking in its beauty as well as jaw-dropping. From snow-capped mountains like the Julian Alps to the beautiful and short coastlines along the Adriatic Sea, to the subterranean parts of Postojna caves to the sparkling green rivers and lakes, Slovenia has it all. The climate is also something to brag about in Slovenia, with the Mediterranean breezes with warmth in such a way that it can even snow during the summer, which in itself is amazing; it is also one of the greenest countries on earth, with more than half of its size being covered in forests. The landscape has great opportunities for outdoor opportunities such as skiing, hiking, cycling, mountain climbing, horseback riding, but if this is not for you, a relaxing day at the beach should work too.
Culture and Tradition
Most of the population in Slovenia is ethnically Slovene, and the same language serves as the official mode of communication; there are some subtexts of Czech and Slovak with a mixture of Croatian absorbed from its neighbours. Most of the population is of the Christian religion, particularly of the Roman Catholic, while the rest practice Islam, Buddhism and Protestant Christianity. Slovenian culture is very polycentric – conforms easily to adopt that of neighbours, so most of its culture is what you will find in most of Europe such as etiquette, greetings and so on.
The land of Slovenia is a must-visit destination for foodies due to its unique blend of culinary traditions from its neighbours – Hungary, Austria, the Balkans, Croatia, and Italy – to create a unique yet familiar culinary experience; you will experience the beauty of new yet unexpected tastes in food. There is a lot to sample while visiting Slovenia, including an amazing dessert called gibanica, which from reputation is one of the most decadent desserts in Europe. The red and white wines made in this country are also great especially when paired with local cuisine.
The most dynamic city in Slovenia has to be its capital, Ljubljana, which has been described as absolutely picturesque and pint-sized. Maribor is the second largest city and is well known for its wines that will make it appealing to wine lovers and mountain hikers hoping to explore Mariborsko Pohorje Mountain. Other cities such as Celje – the oldest town in Slovenia, Novo Mesto and Kranj are also great for off the beaten path explorers.