Travel Packages in Slovenia
Zagreb, Liubliana, Bled, PLitvice Lakes, Split, Dubrovnik and more.
Liubliana, Postojna, Piran, Gorizka Brda, Soca Valley, Bled and more.
ITALY, SLOVENIA AND CROATIA BY TRAIN
Rome, Florence, Venice, Trieste, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik.
Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Split, Opatija and Ljubljana
General Information About Slovenia
Slovenia, officially called the Republic of Slovenia, is a country of the European Union that was formed in 1991 after gaining independence from Yugoslavia. This country is bordered by: Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest, Croatia to the south and east, and finally, Italy to the west.
Geographically, Slovenia stands out for its wealth in terms of natural resources, as it is considered the green heart of Europe and is home to four regions with different landscapes, whose juncture occurs in the country's capital: Ljubljana. These four regions are: the northeastern mountains and plains, the alpine sector, the karstic zone, and the coast.
The currency used in the country is the Euro and its official language is Slovenian. In the border regions with Hungary and Italy, Hungarian and Italian are co-official languages. As for religion, the most professed is Catholicism, although there are some Muslim and Orthodox communities.
Slovenia: A Young Country, an Ancient Civilization
The cultural richness of Slovenia stems from its fascinating history, because, although this small country is only 32 years old, its origins date back thousands of years. Proof of this is some stone tools from the year 250,000 BC, found in a cave, indicating that the territory was already inhabited in the Paleolithic.
Likewise, through these lands the passage of the Romans, the Huns, the Ostrogoths, the Germanics, the Longobards and the Slovenes, the main ancestors of the current Slovenes, who until just a few decades ago were considered inhabitants of Yugoslavia.
As you will see, this beautiful land has been a source of dispute between different peoples, hence its young age as an independent country. However, their youth is not without wisdom, especially if one considers that, even before sustainability was talked about, this country was already following the guidelines of green development.
If you are a lover of getting to know different societies and discovering their intertwined culture, you will love Slovenia, since the past and its traditions coexist with a present full of vitality that looks towards a sustainable future.
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Traditional Slovenian Food and Drink
Slovenia is a great destination if you enjoy good food, as its cuisine is as rich as its history, with influences from Austrian, Hungarian, Italian and Mediterranean gastronomy, but adapted to incorporate fresh, locally produced food.
Also, the traditional Slovenian recipes were designed to withstand the cold of winter, so you will feel a comforting embrace in each bite.
Some of the dishes that we recommend you to try are: Jota, a soup made with beans, turnips, onions and, sometimes, also with smoked pork ribs, or Frika, an omelette made with potatoes, cheese, generally Tolmin type, and bacon or sausage.
As for drinks, this country has a great tradition in the production of both wines and beers, so you will find a great offer, go for the artisanal, you will not regret it!
And for dessert, you won't want to miss the Slovenian gem: Kremšnita, a cake made with whipped cream, custard and a thin layer of puff pastry, without a doubt, its delicate texture will surprise you.
The Natural Wealth of Slovenia
The natural heritage of Slovenia is, without a doubt, impressive. In this small country, whose surface covers only 20,273 km², there is room for wine-growing hills, lush forests, swamps, plains with incredible views, mountains, sea and karst caves.
This makes this country one of the most outstanding destinations, and in fact, National Geographic included Slovenia in its Best of the world 2023 list in the Nature category.
Traditions and Customs in Slovenia
The celebrations in Slovenia are very peculiar and are linked to the beliefs of the inhabitants. We tell you about some of them:
- Cow Ball: A celebration that started very small to celebrate the herdsmen after they came back from the mountains and bring the cattle to the village and then turned into a big tourist event where the locals of the Bohinj Valley gather in the middle of September together with travelers from all over.
- Bonfires on April 30: a tradition of lighting bonfires in a ritual that seeks to help the sun become more splendid in the spring.
- Blessing of the motorcycles: a celebration in which the cities of Slovenia house up to more than 10 thousand motorcycles each and these are blessed.
What to Give If You Travel to Slovenia
If you are planning a trip to Slovenia and would like to surprise your loved ones with some typical gift from the place, the key word that you should not forget while walking through this beautiful country in search of gifts is: Wood.
Yes, wood. And it is that at first glance it might seem like something very common, but you should not forget that, as Slovenia is famous for its forests, wood is a resource that is absolutely characteristic of this region and the way in which artisans work it is part of its cultural capital.
Feel free to bring your wooden home’s products, accessories and jewelry from Slovenia!
Culture of Slovenia
In Slovenia society gives a primary place to culture. This is so because, thanks to the preservation of traditions and the support of institutions dedicated to promoting art and different cultural manifestations, this country was able to maintain its identity even when it lacked a state and its own jurisdiction.
This is why Prešeren Day is celebrated in this nation, a day of culture that takes place every year on February 8, the date on which the Slovenian poet France Prešeren died.
During this festivity, prizes are awarded to the main exponents of the different branches of art and concerts, festivals and poetry recitals take place throughout the country.
If you are an art lover you will find your second home in Slovenia.
What to See and Do in Slovenia
Slovenia is a wonderful destination that stands out for its incredible landscapes and an extremely interesting history. Some of its most interesting sites are Ljubljana and Lake Bled, so you will find these places in some of our packages.
Are you looking to get to know the karst caves and discover why they were declared a World Heritage Site and continue to amaze the scientific community? Would you like to climb a mountain in the morning and relax on the beach in the afternoon? Do you want to marvel at forests that look like fairy tales and discover a fascinating culture marked by the passage of history?
If your answer is yes, in Greca we have some proposals for tourist packages to Slovenia, which you can modify and adapt according to your needs and availability.
There are travel packages for all travelers. Choose your own adventure according to your needs!
01Is it safe to visit Slovenia?
Traveling to Slovenia is completely safe, as it is one of the safest destinations in Europe.
02How many days are needed to tour Slovenia?
This will depend on your interests and personal tastes, however, to visit the most iconic places like Lake Bled or Ljubljana you will need at least 4 days.
03What is the best time to travel to Slovenia?
We recommend that you visit Slovenia during the spring and summer, since in the autumn and especially in the winter the temperatures can be very low.
04What are the requirements to visit Slovenia?
You must have a 6-month passport to enter Slovenia and in the case of travelers some particular countries must have a VISA. There are no restrictions regarding COVID-19, so neither the vaccination certificate nor the recovery certificate nor the test certificate is necessary, although you will have to wear a mask in some spaces.
05When does it start to snow in Slovenia?
The snow season in Slovenia lasts about 4 months. This begins at the beginning of November and ends at the beginning/mid of March.