The 10 Most Popular Attractions in Slovenia

by Mija

Slovenia is very diverse country and offers so much despite its small size. Whether you’re interested in seeing natural wonders, chasing cultural highs, strolling the old town center or relaxing on the beach, you can find it all in Slovenia. Here’s a list of 10 must-see attractions in Slovenia that large crowds of tourists visit every year.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Sights in Slovenia

This list encompasses all the most popular things to do in Slovenia from all across the country. Find what you like most and make an unforgettable trip out of it. No matter which season you’re visiting there is always something to in Slovenia.

1. Lake Bled

Bled Lake Slovenia

Lake Bled is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Slovenia. It has a castle perched high on the hillside, a beautiful little island to visit, swimming spots and many hiking trails. If you’re visiting Lake Bled in the summer bring your swim suit and swim to Bled Island in the center of the lake.

2. Ljubljana Old Town

Ljubljana Slovenia

Walk the old town of the capital city and admire the beautiful buildings. Don’t miss out on the amazing sights of Ljubljana, such as Triple Bridge, Prešeren Square, Congress Square and Dragon Bridge.

3. Postojna Cave

Postojna Cave Slovenia

Postojna cave is world-famous and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Take a ride on the underground train for a 3.7 kilometer-long journey and enjoy the mesmerizing sights of cave formation. Check out the famous and distinct olm in the vivarium next to Postojna Cave.

4. Bohinj Lake

Bohinj Lake Slovenia
The village Rib?ev Laz at the Lake Bohinj in Slovenia has developed into a tourist center and consists mainly of hotels. Luckily, the shore of the lake has remained largely untouched and offers some nice postcard views. The church, dedicated to St. John the Babtist, has Romanesque origins and is one of the most photographed churches in Slovenia.

Lake Bohinj offers many opportunities to go hiking, paddle boarding, swimming, and kayaking. You can ride the Vogel cable car for great views of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park and walk to Savica waterfall.

5. Portorož

Portorož Slovenia

Portorož offers more than just a care-free day at the beach. It is a beautiful coastal town with close proximity to other Slovenian towns on the coast, such as Piran, Izola and Koper. You can go scuba diving and see the mysterious and beautiful Cape Madona sea reef.

6. Piran Walls

Piran Slovenia

Walls of Piran date back to the 10th century and are the best viewpoint in Piran. You can walk the walls that surround the town and climb the seven defense towers. The view opens to Piran, Adriatic Sea and the Gulf of Trieste.

7. Škofja Loka

Škofja Loka Slovenia

Škofja Loka is a charming medieval town in Slovenia with an interesting history. Visit the medieval old town and get lost in the narrow streets surrounded by charming buildings.

8. The Oldest Vine in the World in Maribor

Old Wine Maribor, Slovenia

Visit Maribor, the city with the oldest vine in the world. In Lent, by the Drava riverbanks, you can find a vine more than 450 years old with its own museum: the Old Vine House. Many events are held by locals to celebrate the Old Vine, but the most known and celebrated of all is probably St. Martin’s Day on November 11.

9. Ptuj

Ptuj Slovenia

Ptuj is the oldest town in Slovenia and has so much to offer. Lose yourself in an intriguing history, beautiful architecture or thriving culture. Bring your camera to capture the numerous picturesque sights. For a memorable experience climb Ptuj Castle, stroll around the streets in the old town center, visit a wine cellar and walk around Lake Ptuj.

10. Triglav National Park

Triglav National Park Slovenia

Triglav National Park is named after Triglav, the highest Slovenian mountain, 2864 meters high. The park stretches over the eastern part of the Julian Alps. Expect green Alpine valleys, magnificent views from the tall peaks, beautiful lakes that reflect the blue sky, and a huge diversity of flora and fauna.

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