Slovenia, Landscape, Culture and International Cuisine

Julian Alps in SloveniaThough many assume the cuisine of Slovenia to be similar to the common food of the surrounding Eastern European nations and cultures, visitors are often surprised to find that Slovenia’s food and drinks accurately reflect the country’s location at the meeting place of many cultures, climates, and landscapes.

Slovenia, located on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. This Central European country has an eclectic mix of terrain, from its beaches and coastlines, rolling Pannonian Plain, to the peaks of the Julian Alps and the Triglav, the country has something to offer for every type of traveler thinking about a holiday in Slovenia.

The country is bordered by its neighbors, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary. Although it only has an area measuring 20,273 square kilometers, Slovenia offers natural scenery, culture, and history in one amazing package. The climate reflects the country’s uniqueness. Consistent Mediterranean temperatures can be experienced in the coastlines, the climate changes from warm to cold in the plains, while higher locations experience extremely cold mountain temperatures.

Lake Bled, Slovenia, EuropeThere is a lot to see in this small country. Each Slovenian city has something unique to offer. Ljubljana, the nation’s capital, is an artist and cultural haven with its museums, galleries, and ancient architecture. Bled is the location of Triglav Park, which offers options for outdoor activities, and Lake Bled, where visitors can find an enchanting white church in the center of an island.

Celje, is home to Old Celje, a historical district in the center of the city, and the Stari Grad Castle, which is perched on top of a hill. Koper is the oldest town in Slovenia and only commercial port. Divača is the proud location of Škocjan Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring Europe’s highest cave hall. The Karst Region is the location of another interesting cave system, Postojna, which is one of the longest in the world. Piran is a beautiful coastal town that has retained elements of its historic past as part of the Venetian Empire from the 13th to the 18th century.

Aside from the guided tours to the most interesting attractions in the city, there are other activities that can be organized for visitors who are looking for a unique Slovenian experience. The country is home to the Julian Alps and Mt. Triglav, where hiking, biking, kayaking, and other adrenaline pumping activities can be booked. During the winter season, skiing enthusiasts trek to the Julian Alps and other popular skiing destinations like Krvavec, Vogel, and Rogla.

Slovenian PrataIn terms of culinary and drinking options, Slovenia has a wide choice of restaurants offering traditional to international cuisines. Solvenian dining is as varied as the region you are in, but for the most discriminating palates, Ljubljana is the place to visit! Lubljana, the largest city in Slovenia, has grown in recent years and has become quite cosmopolitan for its small size (relative to other European capitals). Visitors will find a number of options in terms of restaurants, ranging from casual street food to fine dining. Cafes are a common sight in the city, where you can find locals sipping a cup of strong Turkish brew while conversing with friends. The food and drink in Slovenia is as much an adventure as traveling through the beautiful countryside.

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