Top 7 Reasons to Add Slovenia to Your Croatia Itinerary

Bled island, Croatia

Make a Wish in the Middle of a Lake

With immense natural beauty, Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts. The beauty of the mountains reflected on the lake, the sun, the serenity and the fresh air arouse pleasant feelings in visitors throughout the year. One of the most known things about the Bled island is the church bell, also called the wishing bell, that you could ring while making a wish, which then supposedly comes true.


mountains and nature in Slovenia

Stunning and Diverse Nature

In its small territory, Slovenia exhibits a vast diversity of nature. The country has numerous mountains and hills that are suitable for all levels of hiking. For those who prefer to be warm, Slovenia’s seaside offer charming old towns, a dip in clear water, and beautiful sunsets. Whether visitors are looking for an active vacation or a relaxing getaway, Slovenia has it all.

Slovenia wine


The history of producing wine in Slovenia goes back to the time when Illyrian and Celtic tribes ruled this territory. Since then, wine has been a big part of the country’s traditions. A visit to one of the wineries that offer wine tours is a great way to spend a day in the countryside and a fun way to try the best wines Slovenia has to offer. 

Slovenian pastries

Indulge in Classic Pastries

When you live in between Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, there is going to be some amazing culinary fusion going on. Due to the variety of Slovenian cultural and natural landscapes, there are more than 40 distinct regional cuisines. Slovenians are also continuing to adopt dish styles which are already popular around the world and implementing them into their cooking.

Slovenia caves

Get Lost in the Underground

Cave exploration is a long-standing tradition in Slovenia. In the underground of the country, thousands of caves are hidden, of which 22 are open to the public. Each of the caves reveals beautiful and unique karst formations that have been growing for millions of years. Visiting one of the beautiful caves is a great way for families to spend a day.

Slovenia seaside


Like the rest of the country, the Slovenian seaside is diverse. The coast offers something for everyone, including beautiful beaches. For the romantic souls, Piran is a must. This old town charms visitors with its architecture, art, cozy cafés, and restaurants.

Slovenia kayaking

Adrenaline Rush

Slovenia is a great destination for adrenaline junkies. In Planica, the zipline with the steepest descent in the world simulates the feeling of a ski jump. Water sports enthusiasts can raft or kayak on the crystal clear river Soča. For visitors who are a little less courageous, Slovenia offers several adrenaline parks, which are becoming a popular weekend destination.

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