sLOVEnia

Feel Green, Active and Healthy Slovenia!

Slovenia is the first country in the world to be declared a green destination based on the Green Destinations Criteria. Situated in the heart of Europe, Slovenia is a boutique country between the Alps, Mediterranean Sea, mysterious Karst with more than 11,000 karst caves and Pannonian Plain, rich in healthy water springs. We are also proud that our capital Ljubljana was awarded the European Green Capital 2016 title. Welcome to Slovenia, the only country with the word LOVE in its name!

Capital of adventures: Ljubljana is a green city, friendly for its residents and visitors alike. Its social and environmental awareness have a long tradition that you will feel with every step, and it is no coincidence that the city was named the European Green Capital of 2016. The cityscape, guarded by the prominent Ljubljana Castle, was shaped by the widely-celebrated architect Jože Plečnik. Whether you are a lover of culture and art or seek culinary delights, Ljubljana has something to offer that will not fail to impress. Have a walk along the Ljubljanica River, stop for a coffee and don’t forget to visit the farmers’ market.

Currency:  The Slovenian currency is the Euro.

Communication: In addition to Slovenian, most people in Slovenia speak English.

Arriving in Slovenia: It takes 2 hours to fly from London to Ljubljana.

Distances:  In Slovenia, you can swim in the sea in the morning and climb mountains in the afternoon.

Food and wine:  In Slovenia, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Love tastes like dishes from no less than 24 gastronomic areas and three wine-growing areas. Local mineral waters have also always been served on Slovenian tables, and recently beers from local Slovenian microbreweries have also attracted interest.

The tastes of Slovenia are tastes of differentness:  The tastes of Slovenia are different in the Alps than they are on the Adriatic coast, they are different in the Karst Region than they are in the Pannonian Plan, yet each region also has its own distinct gastronomic areas. Slovenia has no less than 170 typical dishes! The major characteristic they have in common is that they are made from locally produced ingredients. Discover protected and special Slovenian cheeses, meat products, sausages, oils, honey, and other food. Taste dishes in various parts of Slovenia, prepared in a distinctively local manner.

Wines of Slovenian origin: There are three wine-growing regions in Slovenia, known for wines that receive renowned awards globally. These include excellent original wines, typical for individual areas. If you visit the wine-growing area of the Primorska Region, you must taste Teran, in the Posavje Region taste Cviček, and in the Podravje Region taste white wine varieties, such as the Rhein Riesling and Traminec. The wine-growing regions are divided into 14 wine-growing districts, each of which has a wine road, where you can learn about the Slovenian wine-growing tradition and local specialities. Slovenia is particularly proud of some indigenous wines and wines with protected geographical indication.

Slovenia’s mineral waters: Local mineral waters have been added to white wines for a long time, especially to those from the Podravje wine-growing region. The typical local drink is the “špricer,” which is half wine, half mineral water with natural carbon dioxide. Here, Radenska, the mineral water from north-eastern Slovenia, is synonymous with all sparkling water. Also try other Slovenian mineral waters and don’t forget to enjoy the high-quality drinkable tap water!

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