At the start of 2016 Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana, was declared Green Capital of Europe.
By the end of the year, Slovenia itself had become the first country in the world to be designated a Green Destination.
If that alone doesn’t make you want to book your next family holiday here, you may be tempted by Mediterranean cities that easily rival the neighbours in Croatia, a magnificent Alpine landscape, spa towns in the north and a single ski-pass that covers upwards of 12 ski resorts.
But don’t leave it too long to decide: affordable, uncrowded and lovely Slovenia is now on the map.
Direct flights from the UK to Ljubljana take just over two hours.
In 2016, Ljubljana was Green Capital of Europe and Slovenia became the world’s first country to be designated a Green Destination.
One single ski-pass accesses Slovenia’s ski-areas which are all within an hour and a half, or less, from Ljubljana airport.
Lipica in western Slovenia is the birthplace of Vienna’s legendary Lipizzaner horses and home to the world’s oldest stud farm.
Slovenia is small enough to base a holiday in the capital Ljubljana and spend time in each of the country’s other regions from the Mediterranean coast to the Alps. Slovenia has a Mediterranean coastline and shares borders with Italy, Croatia, Austria and Hungary.
Triglav National Park is one of the oldest in Europe, covers an area of 840km² and is home to the impressive Julian Alps.
Hire a car in Slovenia and take advantage of the country’s small size to explore almost every region. The roads are excellent even in rural areas and you won’t drive far without coming across a town or village. Ljubljana is just over an hour from the coast and even the furthest reaches of Pannonian on the Hungarian border are less than a couple of hours drive away.