Slovenia Overview

Slovenia is a country of uncountable curiosities which you can discover with your every step. In the mosaic of this little piece of Central Europe, nature set mighty Alpine peaks, deepest Karst abysses, softly rounded hills, beautiful lakes, valuable vegetal and animal particularities, timelessness and quiet of woods, and warm waves of the sea. Slovenia is beautiful in the icy decoration of winter, playful in the blooming of spring and in the warm high summer, and is marvellous when the autumn months colour its countryside.

Click on the Slovenian flag to listen the National Anthem of Slovenia .

Geographical position gives the country a unique speciality, since it lies between the ending of the high Alps, woody Dinaric Mountains, mysterious Karst, blue Mediterranean Sea, and endless Pannonian lowlands.

The country lies on the juncture of important traffic ways which connect the North with the South and the West with the East. The first settlements of this area reach far back in the time before Christ. The first remnants were found from prehistory, after that the Romans had their towns here, and in the 6th century the Slavs permanently settle here.

Slovenia has a small, open and very dynamic economy. After the attainment of independence in 1991 from the ex-Yugoslavia, the country quickly stabilised and established new money and economic regulation. In the next few years it became one of the most developed countries in Europe with the help of privatization, deregulation and liberalization. It confirmed its good economic state by becoming a member of the European Union in 2004 and by assuming the currency Euro as the first of at that time acceding countries. The confirmation of good standing was re-approved again in the first half of 2008 when Slovenia took over the presidency of the European Union, again as the first among new members, entering the EU in 2004.

Slovenia stretches across only a little over 20,000 km2, but still there are 11 regions to be found within it, which all have their own unique natural and cultural treasures. These are mostly dialects, different kinds of architecture and gastronomy. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana and it lies in the very heart of the country. Other important regional centres are Maribor, Bled, Portorož, Nova Gorica, Postojna, Novo mesto, Brežice, Celje, Murska Sobota and Slovenj Gradec.

These towns and their surroundings are rich with museums, castles, churches, theatres, spas, shopping centres, sport and recreation objects, great restaurants, sophisticated hotels and charming apartments. In simple words, there is something for everyone in Slovenia.

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Come and visit our country! Explore the abundance of nature's gifts and rejoice in these new images. Relish in a plethora of sights and sounds which will draw you to return – perhaps in another season, a different time of the day or in different weather conditions. Always you shall find new images that will make your stay in Slovenia a pleasure.

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Bled Brežice Celje
Ljubljana Maribor Murska Sobota
Nova Gorica Novo mesto Portorož
Postojna Slovenj Gradec  


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