Slovenia is a small country in Central Europe, with a short coastline to the Adriatic Sea. Over half of its territory is covered by meadows and forests, while the mountainous areas lie to the northwest. Often overlooked when traveling through Europe, Slovenia is fast-growing as a top destination among outdoor lovers. Less crowds, breathtaking natural sceneries, lower prices and a broad offer of all-year-round activities, make it a truly gem. Besides, Slovenia has a strong winemaking tradition, including the world’s oldest vine in the city of Maribor.
The northwest of Slovenia has an Alpine weather, with mild temperatures during summer (including occasional storms) and very cold temperatures in the winter season. Spring and autumn provide pleasant weather conditions. The Adriatic coast has a Mediterranean weather: hot summers and pleasant temperatures even in winter.
Regular flights from many European cities arrive to Jože Pučnik Airport in Ljubljana. Those traveling to the Slovenian coast generally fly to Trieste (Italy) and then reach the country by bus. Slovenia is very well connected by train and bus with its neighbouring countries (Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Austria).
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The high season in Slovenia is between June and August. It’s also the most crowded time of the year. For hiking, rock climbing or mountaineering, consider April-May and September-October as your best options. The ski season runs from December to April.
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