Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain meets the Karst. This small green country measures 20,273 km2 in area, where the changing landscape is constantly surprising, time and again. You can have one eye on the sea, then look in the other direction and be surrounded by high mountains.
Slovenia has numerous sites of special natural interest, with features of all four main areas: the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian Plain. There are many natural attractions all over the country. The diverse plant and animal life and the varied landscapes are attractive all year round. It also has a wealth of diverse architecture and urban design. You can truly feel at home in Slovenia's towns.
Slovenia is famed for its excellent food, accompanied by one of its fine wines. Almost everywhere you go in Slovenia you can find tasty and varied dishes, and Slovenian wines can enthuse even the most demanding wine connoisseur.
The weather in Slovenia varies from season to season. There are also three climatic influences that meet in the country. A harsh Alpine climate prevails in the mountains, the coast has a sub-Mediterranean climate, and the north-east lowlands have a continental climate. The average temperature is above 20°C in July, and around 0°C in January.
In Slovenia it is not difficult to compare the value of goods and services, as they are priced in one of the world's major currencies, the euro.
The friendly, hospitable and attentive locals will guarantee you a pleasant stay.
You can feel Slovenia.
Slovenia Facts and Figures
Full name: Republic of Slovenia
Position: Central Europe
Area: 20,273 km2
Capital city: Ljubljana
Official language: Slovene; also Hungarian and Italian in their respective ethnically mixed areas.
Currency: euro (EUR), since 1 January 2007.
GDP per capita (in EUR): 17.778 € (2011)
Average temperatures: July 21°C, January 0°C
Highest peak: Triglav, 2,864 m
Did you know...
... that Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia on 25th June 1991?
... that Slovenia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world?
... that over one third of Slovenia's territory is protected?
... that Maribor is home to the oldest vine in the world?
... that a traditional Slovene dish for special occasions is a type of cake called potica?
... that the most famous Slovene carnival figure is the Kurent?
... that Slovenia has more than 80 ski areas?
... that dozens of thermal springs in eastern Slovenia have therapeutic properties?
... that the geographical and climatic variety and diversity of Slovenia mean that in a single day you can pick autumn fruits in the morning, bathe in the Adriatic in the afternoon, and go night skiing in the evening?
To feel sLOVEnia means to feel good.