1. Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, small and pretty, easy to get around, and full of surprises. It will surprise you with its remarkable rich tradition, youthful vibrancy, cultural creativity, feel for entertainment, and numerous green spaces.
Ljubljana has preserved evidence of all the five millennia of its history, including, among others, the remains of the Roman city of Emona and the old city centre with its medieval castle and beautiful buildings with Baroque façades, decorative portals and uneven roofs. Other significant bits in the mosaic of Ljubljana are its picturesque bridges across the river Ljubljanica and its vast Tivoli park, stretching into the very city centre.
2. Bled in Julian Alps
Slovenia has only one island, sheltered by picturesque mountains, in the middle of an Alpine lake. This town, which has already existed for thousand years, is Bled.
On the island in the middle of the lake, the ancient Slavs worshipped Živa, a goddess of love and fertility. Pilgrims later came to the church of St Mary on the island. A thousand years ago, on 10 April 1004, the town of Bled was mentioned for the first time when the Holy German emperor, Henry II, offered it to the Bishop of Brixen as a present. At that time, a Roman tower already stood at the top of the cliff rising vertically 100 m above the lake, and it still forms one part of the mighty castle that now houses a museum collection. The town flourished in the Middle Ages due to pilgrims, and these were replaced in the 19th century by the first tourists. The Swiss hydropathist, Arnold Rikli, discovered that the gentle climate and the lake and thermal waters are a source of good health and well-being. The local people supplemented the health spa offer with guest houses and hotels.
Transfer from the airport of Ljubljana: by taxi between 55 € and 60 €, by airport shuttle between 13 € and 24 € per person.
3. Piran on Adriatic Coast
Piran is the best preserved cultural monument of Slovenian Istria and the closest neighbour of Portorož, the luxurious city of flowers. Its architecture was influenced by the Venetian Republic, which left its mark on most Istrian towns. Throughout time, Piran maintained the clustered medieval structure narrow winding streets, houses huddled close together, rising in cascades, the contact with the sea, numerous squares and churches. Tartini Square is placed in the very centre of Piran. It was named after the famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, who made his home town world-famous. His statue is located in the centre of the square. The city is surrounded by a circular wall. The Church of. St. George, the patron saint of Piran, rises above the town. From its tower you have a wonderful view of Piran and its surroundings and all the way across the sea to the Croatian and Italian Coast.
4. Ptuj, the oldest town in Slovenia
Ptuj is a town of superlatives: Ptuj is the oldest town in Slovenia, it is also the only town in Slovenia with almost completely preserved medieval centre. Underneath the streets of Ptuj
lies one of the largest wine cellars in Slovenia… Last but not least, the Kurenti and other carnival costumes make the carnival town of Ptuj one of the most entertaining and lively towns in Slovenia.
You will find walking and cycling trails winding around the picturesque countryside between
Slovenske gorice and Haloze. The Ptuj Lake and the Drava river offer countless
possibilities for water sports or you can stop at the nearby Moškanjci sports airport for adventures in the air. You can also try horse riding, hunting and fishing, see the wine road or visit a tourist farm. There is also a beautiful 18 hole golf course in the direct vicinity of Terme Ptuj.
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