Slovenia

Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe and is the only country in Europe that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain. These worlds are combined into a magnificent symphony that can be felt in culture, gastronomy and natural wonders. All this beauty can be seen on a very small area of 20,273 km², which means you get from coastal to the Pannonian side of the country in less than 3 hours by car. The changing landscape is constantly surprising, whether you enjoy walking well-trodden paths or prefer to turn off the beaten track. You will find stunning beauty with one eye on the sea and the other on high mountains.

Slovenia is a uniquely interesting gastronomic destination. It offers a plethora of exceptional culinary experiences in excellent restaurants led by top chefs, who are masterfully combining Slovenian culinary traditions with modern trends in a sustainable way. In addition to the Michelin awards, Slovenia is the European Region of Gastronomy 2021. Slovenia’s vine from three wine regions goes perfectly with traditional Slovenian dishes such as Beef Roast Beef (Pečenka), Roasted Potatoes (Pražen krompir), Carniolan Sausage (Kranjska klobasa), Walnut Roll (Potica) and Prekmurje Layer Cake (Prekmurska gibanica).

In Slovenia you can come across continental, Alpine, and Sub-Mediterranean climates. Much of the country, including Ljubljana, is characterized by a typical European continental climate with warm, dry summers and fairly cold winters, while the coastal areas and the lowlands in the south have a milder climate. Last but not least, according to The Global Peace Report 2021, Slovenia is the 5th safest country in the world.

Find out more about Slovenia on https://www.slovenia.info/en.