Slovenia is a small country in central Europe, located in the eastern range of the Alps on the Adriatic Sea. As the country is situated between mountains and the sea, the climate varies throughout the entire landscape, from Mediterranean along the coast to a diverse continental in the east. Set amid the resplendent mountain range of the Julian Alps and the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea, this country offers a diverse selection of landscapes and activities.Those who travel to Slovenia will be greeted with a host of beautiful attractions, charming encounters with locals, and a wealth of history.
Much of the country consists of varied regions of mountains and valleys with rivers and marshes interspersed throughout; however, each region of the country is unique, creating an excellent opportunity for Slovenia tourism to offer visitors a chance to experience a wide variety of terrains while touring the country. Lake Bled and the Karst Plateau are two major tourist attractions that draw the some of the largest groups of visitors for their stunning display of nature. Slovenia offers a minute coastal strip with charming cities, such as Portoroz and Piran in the southwestern corner of the country. Ljubljana, the capital, is centrally located in a valley, and in the southern part of this region, travelers will have a chance to see marshes.
About 90 percent of the population speaks the national language, which is Slovene; however, visitors will not have to learn a new language just to Slovenia, as many locals, especially youngsters, have learned English and will quite readily speak with tourists. Vacationers who travel to Slovenia will be charmed by not only the beauty of the land and natural surroundings that change with the seasons but also by the people and their delightful culture that has become intertwined with others and yet remains uniquely Slovenian. Some of the best ways to interact with locals is on tourist farms or at guest houses, which are generally owned and operated by local couples or families.
Communication is an extremely important factor of Slovenia tourism, especially in case of emergencies, and though many young people in Slovenia will speak English, Slovenian people are often reserved before initial introductions, and making an effort to speak even a few words of Slovene will impress many locals. In the mountainous areas, most of the locals are very friendly, and it is common to greet people with "Dober dan," meaning "good day," and to part with "Srecno," which means "good luck." Should you happen to be invited into someone’s home, be aware that many households remove shoes upon entering the front door to avoid the spread of dirt further into the home.
Slovenians are quite proud of their enduring culture; throughout the history of Slovenia, their heritage has endured a great deal of attacks and attempts to be wiped out, but thanks to the monks of the Catholic Church, it has remained intact and though many aspects of food and language have been borrowed from neighboring countries, it is still entirely unique.
Slovenia tourism offers a host of enchanting experiences. Not only will those who travel to Slovenia experience breathtaking views of mountains and coastal waters, but they will encounter a lovely group of people that, throughout their history, have remained distinctive in their culture, offering inspiration for every nation to do the same, to honor and appreciate their unique qualities. Among the most well known availed activities throughout the country include skiing and hiking in the mountainous areas, and swimming, diving, snorkeling, and treatments at the thermal spas along the coastal areas. Paying a visit to Slovenia will be an unforgettable experience that will leave vacationers excited to return.