Although Slovenia has only 47 km of coastline, it has some beautiful sandy beaches. Popular resorts include Portoro¾, Izola, Strunjan and Piran.


Slovenia is a small country but offers dozens of tourist attractions. In the capital one should visit the Town Hall, the magnificent Cathedral and the spectacular Ljubljana Castle. There are also many interesting museums and galleries in Ljubljana – for example, the National Museum of Slovenia, the Slovene Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery and the Modern Art Gallery. Other towns also worth visiting include Koper, Piran and Ptuj.

Hiking and rock climbing

The Julian and Kamnik Alps offer great opportunities for hiking, walking and rock climbing. There are numerous routes for all levels of hikers and climbers. Trails in the Triglav National Park are also very picturesque.


Slovenia has many great ski centers. The most popular include Kranjska Gora, Maribor Pohorje, Cerkno, Mount Kanin, Krvaves, Rogla and Golte. There are good opportunities for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and sledding.

Water sports

The Adriatic coast, as well as Slovenia’s lakes and rivers offer a wide range of opportunities for water sports enthusiasts. Popular water activities include kayaking, canoeing, rafting, windsurfing, sailing, diving and water skiing.


There is an abundance of fishing opportunities in Slovenia. One can fish for such species as barbell, carp, chub, nase, pike, roach and trout. Fishing license is required.


Slovenia has a vibrant and exciting nightlife. There is a wide range of opportunities and dozens of nightspots such as casinos, restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs and discos. There are also theatres, cinemas, as well as cultural events such as concerts and film festivals.


Besides activities mentioned above, other popular activities include cycling, horseback riding, and playing golf. One could also try more extreme ways of spending holidays such as parachuting, paragliding or riding in a hot-air balloon.