If you want to see one of the oldest European pharmacies then you must visit Olimje. You will find it in the castle tower and is nicely decorated with frescoes. It is a quiet village with a monastery and botanical garden.
Olimje, pharmacy, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Daniel Thornton
27. Lake Cerknica
One of the most interesting places to see in Slovenia is Lake Cerknica, known here as Cerkniško jezero. When the country has a lot of rainfall and snow, then it is the largest lake in the country. But when it does not, it completely disappears. 🙂
Sometimes this lake is in its place for years without any major changes and sometimes it can disappear even for the whole year.
Lake Cerknica, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Gregor Trampuš
Tolmin is situated on the edge of Triglav National Park, which is part of the Julian Alps. The national park is named after the highest massif Triglav boasting a height of 2864 meters above sea level.
However, Tolmin is the lowest point of the Triglav National Park, with just 180 meters above sea level. It is situated amidst two amazing wild rivers Soča and Tolminka, that created stunning valleys and breathtaking scenery. Some of the most beautiful views of Tolmin and the valley with a bright blue river Soča can be enjoyed from the top of Kobala hill – 1080 meters. It is also one of the most popular places among paragliders.
Tolmin, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Damjan Leban (If you have better photo, please send me to use instead of this one).
Bovec will surprise you with its perfect visage in style of coastal summer resorts. The town is dominated by a small square where you can find several excellent restaurants, cafes and tourist offices.
Bovec is a place where you can try canyoning on Sušec river, rafting on Soča river, visit Boka waterfall, Krnsko lake or hike through the river canyon Soča, which have fascinating blue colour here.
Boka waterfall near Bovec, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Doremo
30. Logarska dolina
Logarska dolina is one of the most beautiful Alpine glacial valleys in all of Europe. It is 9 km long, and since 1987 protected as a nature reserve.
Valley can be found in the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and it is equipped with the narrow road. The southern part of the valley is where the river Savinja rises to the surface and not far from here is 90 meters high Rinka waterfall.
Logarska dolina, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Qisybay Alibek
31. Robanov kot
I didn’t mention that Logarska dolina is a part of so-called “Solčavsko region” along with two other glacial valleys – Robanov kot and Matkov kot. They are the biggest attraction of this part of Kamnik-Savinja Alps.
Kamnik-Savinja Alps with Storžič peak, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Ziga
32. Trenta Valley
Trenta valley is one of the most important valleys in Slovenia as it is here where the most beautiful river in the country has its source. Which river is it? Do you know? Oh, of course, it is Soča river. 🙂
Trenta Valley, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Mundo Resink
33. Triglav – mountain where every Slovene has to climb
Triglav National Park and its highest peak Triglav (2864m) have both already been mentioned here several times. But it is important to mention that Triglav mountain is a kind of Slovenian pride as well as the country’s symbol!
It is said that every Slovene has to climb up to its top at least once in a lifetime. And it is also said that once you visit Slovenia you must climb up as well. Otherwise, your visit is never complete. 🙂 So do not forget to pack proper boots!
Triglav and Vrata Valley, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by chripell
Lipica is a small village and also a home to the famous and world-renowned Lipica Stud Farm. The history of this farm dates back to the 16th century when the farm gave birth to the Lipizzan horse (now also Slovenian national symbol).
In August you will have the opportunity to visit the farm for free every day from 18:00. Lipica is also one of the most popular tourist resorts in the Kras region, you can find it in the region of Primorsko near the Slovenian-Italian border, just a few kilometres from the Adriatic Sea.
Lipica Stud Farm, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by KLMircea
35. Kras region
Hardly anybody knows that the word “Kras” (or its English version “Karst”) came to the world right from Slovenia. And Slovenians are deservedly proud of it! Slovenia boasts also the first cave in the world that was open for tourists (the first half of the 17th century), it was Vilenica cave.
Kras is a region covering southwestern part of a country and currently it is one of the most visited places in Slovenia. It is, among others, home to two most famous and already mentioned caves – Postojnska jama and UNESCO World Heritage Site Škocjanske jame.
Kras region, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Tiesse
If you prefer fresh water swimming then Slovenia has yet something more for you! It’s a river Kolpa that separates two countries – Slovenia and Croatia. If you are scared of wild waters of Soča river, then rather choose Kolpa river. Canoeing here is suitable even for children.
Get out of the busy life and stay in one of the campings around the river!
Kolpa river valley – Slovenia on the left / Croatia on the right, Things to do in Slovenia by Uroš Novina
37. Sečovlje Salina Nature Park
Do you use salt? Of course, you do! Because everyone does! But have you ever thought about where is the salt coming from? Never mind if not! The Sečovlje Salina Nature Park will show you!
It’s a place where salt is still produced in the same way as it was 700 years ago. Can be interesting, right? 🙂
Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Jarba
38. Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora is an important tourist resort and winter and summer sports centre in Slovenia. New hotels, vacation homes, recreational facilities, wellness centres, shops, ski trails and a network of bicycle and hiking trails grew up all around the old village.
The best-known resort of the northern part of Julian Alps is a venue for major international ski competitions. If you are a fan of winter sports then you should probably hear about Vitranc Cup (alpine skiing) and Planica (ski jumping).
View from the town Kranjska Gora, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Michael Gäbler
39. Pokljuka Plateau
Another of great Slovenian winter sports resorts, Pokljuka Plateau is again world renowned for its annual Biathlon World Cup. However, if you are not coming here for this event, you can come anytime and you’ll always find something to do here.
Being a part of Triglav National Park, Pokljuka will surely amaze you with the forest and mountains, amazing nature all around with unforgettable views, quietness, and tradition.
Cottages around hiking and cycling trail in Pokljuka Plateau, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Erik Paakspuu
40. Babič mill on Mura River
A long time passed since the first mill was built on the Mula river. Actually, there were more than 90 of them operating on this river in the past.
However, the only one can still be seen there. 19th century Babič mill is a combined floating mill and Slovenian heritage monument.
Floating mill on river Mura, Things to do in Slovenia by Z~commonswiki
What is the westernmost village in Slovenia? You’re right, it is Robidišče! 🙂 Well, this probably wouldn’t be so interesting if the village wouldn’t be full of stones houses.
Robidišče is also a great base for exploring the Soča valley, Triglav National Park and Venetian Slovenia. As it lies on the borders with Italy, you can easily take a walk to this Slovenian neighbour.
Robidišče, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Eleassar
42. Virje waterfall
Slovenia is full of fresh water, rivers, lakes and it also boasts numerous (around 300) wonderful waterfalls. If you, like me, are a fan of water then you cannot miss another picturesque waterfall known here as Virje slap.
Virje waterfall, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Ljuba brank
Radenci is a well-known spa town in the northeastern part of Slovenia. Since a new mineral water source was discovered here back in the 19th century, this resort has become very popular.
It is also a place of annual Three hearts marathon which attracts lots of tourists and sports lovers every single year. Come here in May if you want to see it.
Radenci Spa Resort, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Sava Hotels & Resorts
44. Moravske Toplice
Moravske Toplice thermal spa resort is located near the town of Murska Sobota in the northernmost part of Slovenia. Terme 3000 water park is part of this thermal spa resort and includes 22 indoor and outdoor pools with a total water surface of 5,000 square meters.
You can enjoy water slides or the rarity – black thermal water, which is highly concentrated, turbid, salty with a slight diesel smell.
Terme 3000, Moravske Toplice water park, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Sava Hotels & Resorts
45. Murska Sobota
Beautiful Renaissance castle with one of the best-preserved castle parks in Slovenia, the most famous regional museum in Slovenia and a great centre of the Prekmurje region! This is Murska Sobota!
Murska Sobota Castle, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by Ujambor
46. Goričko Landscape Park
Still in the same region of Prekmurje, you will also find enchanting Goričko Landscape Park. It is full of interesting places to visit such as the largest castle in Slovenia – Grad castle with a beautiful park or old farm houses.
Once here, do not forget to taste a typical local dish – Prekmurje layer cake (prekmurska gibanica).
Grad Castle, Goričko Landscape Park, Most beautiful places in Slovenia by breki74
Halfway between towns of Izola and Portorož is Strunjan peninsula, which is famous for its white cliffs towering on the coast. Natural park Strunjan, which covers the peninsula, boasts well-preserved nature and a number of small salt pans. These are today a home to many interesting plant and animal species.
The coast is accessible thanks to a system of bridges and paths. The bay of Strunjan is considered the prettiest bay in Slovenia.
Strunjan, Things to do in Slovenia by Leonvince
We cannot forget to visit even a historical town of Kamnik. It is a beautiful historical town founded already in the 13th century and lies 25 kilometres north of Ljubljana at the river Bistrica.
The town has preserved historical centre, which includes a Franciscan monastery with the Church, the Church of St. Joseph, the ruins of Mali Grad, Dvojna Kapela chapel, ruins of Stari Grad and Zaprice castle complex, which houses a museum and gallery. But one of its main attractions is the surrounding mountains and amazing nature!
Kamnik, Things to do in Slovenia by Athena Lao
49. Križna jama cave
If you really want to enjoy and experience some great unforgettable adventure, then you should definitely visit Križna jama cave. Choose a guided tour that suits you best, from 1-hour tour up to 7-hour long tour!
If you really love water, this cave is then something you simply have to visit! The cave is 8 kilometres long and is full of stalactite decorations, underground rivers and contains around 50 underground lakes.
Križna Jama Cave, Things to do in Slovenia by krizna-jama.si
50. Gozd Martuljek
Gozd Martuljek lies 4 km east of Kranjska Gora in the upper valley of the Sava river. In summer Gozd Martuljek is the ideal starting point for walking and hiking trips and in winter for skiing activities.
The ski slope is located only about 500 metres from the resort. Go up to Srednji vrh settlement at the elevation of 100 meters above sea level where you§ll be pleased with amazing views of the peaks of Martuljek. And don§t forget to visit amazing Martuljek waterfalls!
Gozd Martuljek, Things to do in Slovenia by Tiia Monto
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So these are the top places you should visit in Slovenia. Which of them have you already visited and is there any you would like to include on this list? Tell me below in the comments so I could enhance this great list even more! 🙂
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