Slovenia is not one of the most popular places to visit in Europe. However, it hides many travel jewels. Those of you who are planning a vacation in Europe and are not in the mood of spending half your trip waiting in line in order to see the Colosseum, the Eiffel Tower or any other overly advertised European attraction, should focus on less popular countries such as Slovenia. We guarantee that you will find a lot of amazing places to visit here.
Slovenia’s capital is the biggest city in this country and one of the most underrated European Capitals. There’s a beautiful legend that surrounds the beginnings of this town. It is said that Iason, the Greek hero who stole the golden wool, escaped on a boat and instated of returning home, he navigating upwards on the Danube and ended up at the spring of the Lublianica river. Here he fought and defeated a great dragon. That epic dragon and many others are featured on the Dragon’s Bridge, an historic bridge considered to be one of the best places to visit in this city. Ljubliana is a city which bursts with history and culture. Here you can visit lovely squares such as the Preseren Square as well as a lot of picturesque bridges which cross the Ljubljanica Kanal.
As the second largest city in Slovenia and a strong cultural center, Maribor has all the necessary requirements in order to qualify as one of the best places to visit in Slovenia. This city is a renowned mountain resort which offers a wide variety of activities, most of which are dedicated to the lovers of the winter sports. However, this city is also worth visiting in spring, autumn and summer. Cycling around the city is a great way the admire picturesque panoramas which surround it, but make sure to also check out the many historic sites such as the Rotovski trg, the Judgement Toweror or the Water Tower. Lastly, don’t forget that Maribor is one of the largest wine growing regions in Slovenia, so make sure to taste the local wines. If you plan your trip in advance, you could book a holiday here during the Wine Festival.
If you are interested in a more relaxing holiday, you should head over to Bled. Located in the Julian Alps, on the bank of the Bled Lake, the town of Bled is a gorgeous resort, where all worries melt away. Here, you can enjoy the tranquility of a gorgeous Alpine lake, but you can also explore the history of this 1000 year old town. The most interesting historic attraction nearby is the Bled Castle and if you don’t mind taking a short trip, you should also stop by the Triglav National Park located nearby. We guarantee that this trip will be worth your while, as this is one of the most beautiful national parks in Europe.