Slovenia is a country of many surprises. Nestled between Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, the small nation punches well above its weight in what it offers. During the summer, the resort towns of Piran and Portoroz, not far from the Italian port of Trieste are lovely.
The city of Ljubljana is only just over an hour away, with a lovely town hall and roman ruins. Many would say the highlight being Lake Bled, being a perfect base for those who want to take in the mountain scenery and take the boat to the castle in the middle of the lake.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
SUMMER – Great for the beach!
WINTER – If you love skiing, in the Julian Alps and the resort of Kranjska Gora
Around 2 hours
Those who like to sample a bit of everything – with a beach stay as well as exploring the Julian alps, all an easy distance away.
HOW TO GET THERE
Flights are available from Luton and Gatwick year-round to Ljubljana, with other access points including Trieste in Italy for the coast, and Klagenfurt in Austria for the mountains.
Slovene, Hungarian and Italian.
IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH
Stay within Slovenia and experience the coast, the mountains and a city all within easy reach – hop over the border to either Italy or Croatia.