Regions of Slovenia
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This region gets its name from the Slovenian for Mountain and its no surprise why, it posesses most of Slovenians largest mountains, including the Country's highest mountain Mount Triglav, at nearly 2900m. This region offers the most beautiful, breathtaking scenery in Slovenia and probably Europe. The Julian Alps and the awesome Triglav National Park are within Gorenska. The two "great lakes" are here two, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. Skiing takes place at a number of places, with Kranjska Gora being the largest and arguably the most popular with skiers. With the sites and scenery, the airport, the charming capital city, and the outdoor activities available, no wonder it is the most popular with visitors!
Vibrant, cosmopolitan, enchanting, friendly oh and pretty, these are some of the words people usually use to describe this tiny city of 350,000. A cross between Amsterdam and Prague, then shrunk, is about what Ljubljana looks and feels like. With numerous riverside cafes, bars and restaurants it is a fun and interesting place to spend time in.
This is a collection of regions in one! You have the coast at the south, with the jewel, Piran taking centre stage, Italian in style this town is well worth a visit. You then have central Primorska, full of valleys and rolling hills, a great wine growing area. You have the Karst region, a rocky limestone region, dotted with pretty stone built villages. Then moving north you have the more alpine regions including towns such Bovec, Slovenia's outdoor sports capital. Leaving the best to last you have the amazing, breath taking Soca River running North to South, this crystal clear turqouise river leaves you speechless when you first get a glimpse. Activities on this river include, rafting, fly fishing, kayaking etc. The climate here is also very different, it is more meditteranean than other regions, collecting the warm winds in the central and south parts that blow northwards from the Adriatic.
This region or province is the largst in Slovenia and has the cities of Maribor and Celje within it. It is a region of both rolling hills at its core and mountain ranges to the North. A region of extensive farmland as well as being home to the ski resorts of Maribor Massif, the largest of Slovenia's ski resorts but arguably not the most challenging. Ptuj is also nestled in this region too, a wonderful medieval city with a great central castle. One partcularly scenic area in this province is the Logar Valley, situated in the far west of the region, a truly beautiful part of the country. Here you will find some interesting spa towns too.
This region has a very different feel to it, known as the bread basket of Slovenia, farming is the industry here as well as quite an extensive wine growing business. It is generally quite a flat area and while it doesn't offer the dramatic landscapes of the western side of Slovenia it has a charm of its own. Closeness to the Hungarian border offers good access to Budapest and Lake Balaton. Graz airport in Austria is close by allowing easy access to this area. Property prices are on the low side due to its location but it is the least visited part of the Country so rental yields can be lower that other more popular locations in the Country.
Dolenjska & Bela Krajina
A large scenic province, boasting many historical sites, such as castles and monasteries, such as Otocec and Brezice. With the Krka and Kolpa rivers running through this region, it is a great destination for rafters and kayakers. Very pretty scenery and good for trips into Croatia.
The smallest region, mountainous and a great outdoors area for those inclined. Like most of this country has some great scenery and therfore some fantastic views across the mountains. Bordering Austria means great access to ski resorts as well as Klagenfurt airport. A great little region!