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Visit Slovenia, a small European country to calm your mind, body and spirit! Located on the Balkan Peninsula and bordered by Croatia, Hungary, Austria and Italy, Slovenia shares a small section of the beautiful Adriatic coast. This scenic country offers a diversity of urban and historic cities, snow-capped peaks, rivers, lakes and stunning mountainous landscapes. 

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana (pronounced lub-lee-yana), is also one of Europe’s greenest capitals. The Slovenes work actively towards preserving natural ecosystems and diversity. There is a prominent outdoor culture all around Slovenia with activities like skiing, hiking and kayaking on offer. Ljubljana highlights include the Ljubljana Castle, the Ljubljanica Riverside and Tivoli - a grand urban park. Explore the many pathways and gardens surrounding the city centre, and keep an eye out for the Ljubljana dragon, the city's symbol. This dragon symbolises strength, courage and greatness!

Lake Bled is Slovenia's most well-known lake and is located close to Ljubljana. Bled is known as the 'pearl of the Alps' and is Slovenia's most popular resort! It boasts pilgrimage churches, the beautiful Bled Island and, in the backdrop, the incredible Julian Alps. 

Experience the tranquillity of Slovenia! Visit Ljubljana and other exciting Balkan cities and regions on our Balkan Explorer, or, celebrate New Year’s Eve in beautiful Ljubljana with our Eastern Highlights Christmas and New Year tour! Take a look at more Expat Explore tours that visit Slovenia below.