Being a visitor in Slovenia can add considerable value to your life. More than half of its territory it is covered with forest, about 10.000 square km of green paradise for you to discover and explore. Besides the natural beauty, Slovenia invites you to feel the breeze when visiting the small but impressive coastline, which many compared it to Venice. The architecture of the cities in Slovenia it is another reason you might want to go there, they are elegant, colorful and sophisticated. Slovenians invest a lot of love in their towns; a proof is the name of their capital Ljubljana, which means “The Loved One”.
If you like spending time outdoor, Slovenia is the right destination for you. It offers you a long list with fun activities. You can go hiking, skiing (they have the largest ski jump platform) or cycling in the mountains or you can go to a rafting adventure on Soca River. Caves like Postojna are ready to be discovered. If you like horses this is the country for you. Riding on horseback can be a very beautiful experience when doubled by the fact that you can admire and be around the Lipizzaner horse stud, established in Slovenia in 1580. Seeing the country from above it is another great choice when you visit Slovenia and the hot air balloon is the way most tourists enjoy the view.
Slovenia is about culture and architecture as well. At Lake Bled a baroque chapel is sheltered by tall trees and the effect is that of beauty and calm. The mixed architectural styles are another reason to go on discovering different parts of the country, from towns reminding of Venice, or farmhouses built in Hungarian style in Prekmurje to the Gorenjska church of Gothic inspiration and the generous museums in Ljubljana.
For romantics there is always Bled Island with the little church where many couples start their married life when the groom carries his bride up the 99 steps. And there is no great wedding without a great wine. Slovenes have a passion for vineyards, they have a vineyard or winery on every 70 people and it seems like the oldest vine in the world (400 years old) it is located in the town of Maribor.
Of course there is gourmet food as well. Having neighbors countries like Italy, Austria and Hungary, Slovenia developed a unique style of cooking by reinventing dishes for the tourists delight. They express their joy during great food festivals dedicated to cabbage, bean or chestnut.
If all these facts didn’t convince you yet how picturesque and versatile Slovenia is, then trust the film makers. A very well known fantasy movie was filmed in Slovenia, on Soca Valley. Even the symbol of the country (the dragon) reminds you of a fairytale.