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From Alpine peaks to the Adriatic coast, Slovenia is a beautiful and diverse country and popular destination for tourists seeking outdoor adventures.
The country also has architecturally grand and cultured cities, making it an appealing destination for those interested in history, culture, and urban lifestyle.
Slovenia, formerly a part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, proclaimed its independence in June 1991.
Travel to Slovenia
Slovenia has a very small coastline on the Adriatic.
The best way to get around Slovenia is by car. Just be sure to have a good map.
Ljubljana is easily reached from Venice, Italy, while Trieste is almost in Slovenia itself.
As of January 1st, 2007 Slovenia's official currency became the Euro.
The capital of Slovenia is in the centre of the country, on an ancient East-West trade route.
According to Greek mythology the city was founded by Jason, a prince of Iolcus.
Ljubljana's history includes periods of occupation by the Huns, Magyars, French, Austrians, and Germans.
For nearly 1,000 years, Slovenes have been influenced by Italian, German, and Austrian cultures.
Slovenia's Adriatic Coast
Slovenia has a very limited coastline; around the Italian looking Koper.
The best of the Adriatic Coast is further south, in Croatia.
Maribor, formerly Marburg, is on the Drava River in northern Slovenia, near the border with Austria.
There is an impressive 15th-century castle here, and a 12th-century cathedral but most tourists come to Maribor for the skiing.
The official language of Slovenia is Slovene.
Slovenia Tourism like to promote the country as the 'Green Heart of Europe'.
Nothing brings more pleasure than discovering the local culinary delicacies and hidden culinary gems of Slovenia's Green Gourmet Route, sleeping in boutique family hotels and guest houses, admiring the lush green countryside and feeling the wind in your hair when cycling along forest trails.
The Slovenian mountains are a true pleasure to spend countless hours walking in.
Breathtaking views, peaceful peaks, interesting flora and fauna and excellently maintained mountain huts and trails are a very special reason for Active Holidays in Slovenia.
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