Slovenia

Europe

Overview

Her rural and rustic charms are irrefutable, her culinary and cultural sophistication undeniable and her natural beauty is simply unmatchable, all year round. Yes she is the lovely Slovenia.

Her diverse landscapes are truly a sight for sore eyes. Just a short drive of just over two hours will take you from the azure Mediterranean to the Alpine peaks, close to the Pannonian lowlands and the gently rounded Dolenjska hills where you can allow your eyes to wander over the untainted greenery and captivating views. Activities are plenty as well. From golfing to skiing and other outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking and even extreme sports, Slovenia has it all. 

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Triple Bridge, Lake Bled, Predjama Castle in Postojna Cave

Culture Norms: Don’t feel obligated to tip. It's not customary, but many people will simply round up their bill at a restaurant. Shake hands upon meeting someone. Handshakes should be firm and hearty. Don’t try to kiss during a greeting. It might be seen as being intrusive.

Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 1.7 $, coffee – 1.8 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 38 $

Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 112

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travelers. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken.

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Currency

Name: Euro

Symbol: €

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Location: Koper, Slovenia
Duration: 5 hours

Visit Postojna Cave, the best-known cave in the world, and the Predjama Castle, the only preserved cave castle in Europe. Postojna Cave, the queen of all caves, is the best-known cave in the world. It is also the greatest tourist attraction in Slovenia and one of the world’s largest karst monuments. This is the only place in the world where the underground landscape can be traversed on an electric train and where you get to meet this underground kingdom’s most famous inhabitant – the proteus (olm) – up close. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, astonishing diversity of karst features, as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for such popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors (more than 36 million of them in over 200 years). The Predjama Castle reigns over the surrounding area, not far from the Postojna Cave, in the idyllic village of Predjama. This picturesque, magnificent, defiant, mysterious and impregnable castle has been perched up in the middle of a vertical 123m high cliff for more than 800 years. Its romantic appeal is further emphasized by the idyllic Lokva River, which disappears into the underground world deep down below the castle. As the only preserved cave castle in Europe, the Predjama Castle offers a unique insight into the building techniques and resourcefulness of people in the Middle Ages, who were looking for and found a safe harbor for themselves right at the entrance into the cave. During a siege that took place in the 15thC, the castle provided a refuge for its best known and most notorious owner - Erazem of Predjama. The legend about the courageous robber baron Erazem, who remained undefeated until one of his servants betrayed him, is still in people’s minds, inspiring and alluring as ever. It was this safe abode of his which helped the brave knight resist the besiegers without much difficulty for more than a year.

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