Discovering unique treasures and handicrafts.
Cultural treasures and bold adventures!
December delights in historic towns and cities.
An unwavering love of sports.
European Capital of Culture 2025!
Observe majestic carnivores.
Discover Slovenia’s vibrant shopping scene!
The city pioneer in sustainable tourism.
Lipizzaner horses, an equine heritage!
Discover five unexplored gems of European History!
Explore Slovenia’s outdoors, in your own way!
See the buildings that changed the world!
Exciting, lesser-known spots worth visiting
Meet Kranj in Slovenia: the 2023 European Destination of Excellence title.
There are cycling adventures in Slovenia and Croatia for everyone.
Explore sunken shipwrecks and even kayak underground as you get to know Slovenia and Croatia.
Welcome to paradise. Between Slovenia’s hundreds of peaks and Croatia’s mountain-lined coast, you’re spoiled with hiking and skiing options.
Slovenia and Croatia are fertile ground for old-world legends to intertwine with the natural wonders that abound.
If it’s the splendor of unspoiled environments you want, Croatia and Slovenia’s untouched gems await you.
Consider this your cheat sheet to immerse in the Croatian and Slovenian lifestyle and culture.
Slow food in Slovenia and Croatia is about digging into that mouthwatering cultural heritage and tradition one bite at a time.
Where ecotourism havens, as awe-inspiring as they are focused on sustainability, await you.
Unforgettable, authentic adventures.
Amy’s guide to 2 unexplored countries with stunning history.
Croatian and Slovenian vintages are among the finest in Europe and the olive oils, well those stand up to the best too.
The best way to understand a country is through its food, where regionally inspired dishes tell the story of the land.
There’s no wrong time to enjoy a sweet treat in Slovenia and Croatia.
In the Adriatic, you don’t have to imagine it, that’s just Tuesday on the Slovenian and Croatian seaside.
Over half of Croatia and Slovenia are covered in forests.
There are far more places to swim in Croatia and Slovenia than days in the year. So, pack your swim gear (and sunscreen) and get ready to explore them.
Wellbeing in Slovenia and Croatia means deep relaxation that taps into all that nature provides.
Once in Croatia and Slovenia, there are one-of-a-kind museums, vibrant events and incredible festivals to take in too.
From glamping in green oases to heritage hotels, these are experiences to suit all tastes in Slovenia and Croatia.
Walking in their remarkable footsteps.
5 folkloric places to experience carnival, chosen by locals.
Back to the roots of Slovenia’s cultural heritage.
Why Slovenia should be at the top of your list.
Festive atmospheres in historic towns!
The land of healthy waters.
Try top spots and experiences for coffee lovers.
Slovenian towns writing creative stories!
Here’s how our family discovered that traveling with our sons is amazing.
The best outdoor adventures for young at heart!
Castles in historical Slovenian cities!
Exceptional biodiversity in protected areas?
Europe’s natural playground.
Historically Curious about Europe? Explore the castles that dot its magnificent landscapes.
What’s the best way to welcome the warm weather? By discovering a new favorite band at a music festival in Europe’s outdoors.
Europe is full of big adventures. Adventures so big, in fact, that they can’t be contained within four walls. Welcome to the wild side of Europe, where trees shade your discoveries and rivers refresh your explorations. In short, there are a lot to enjoy about the wonders of nature in Europe. From the European Alps to all of the national parks in Europe, adventure awaits. So put on your walking shoes and let’s get moving.
Could you imagine so much variety in Europe? From Finland to Azores or From Malta to Ireland, 71 destinations decided to gather to promote sustainable tourism under two words: Eden Network. The Eden Network: surprise yourself with Europe!
Pohorje Ultra Trail: where passion for trail running meets the beauty of Pohorje. A tradition of sports and humanitarian events.
European Heritage Sites include archives, monuments, archeological sites, and places of seminal cultural or political value, from the classic age to the present. Since the label’s inception in 2013, thirty-eight sites have been designated, bringing passages in Europe’s history to the foreground to honor, celebrate, and remember who built Europe, how, and why. They are lessons from the past to guide the future of Europe.
The Slovenian Seafood Stew recipe of the European Young Chef Award 2017 was created and prepared by Filip Matjaž, representing Slovenia – European Region of Gastronomy Candidate 2021.
The Lent Festival is the biggest open-air festival in Slovenia and one of the biggest in Europe. Festival Lent is culture. Culture of a city. Of a city entering summer. Festival Lent is culture. Culture of mingling. Mingling with glances. With smiles. Festival Lent is culture. Culture of senses. Music. Theatre. Dance. Cuisine. Festival Lent is culture. The culture of Maribor. Unique, and one of a kind.
MetalDays Festival offers a carefree atmosphere for your best holiday experience, synonymous with real music festival getaways.
With a past as storied as Europe’s, it’s impossible not to take in some history while on your trip. Find out more about UNESCO World Heritage Site in the European territory.
Three perfect places to discover the charm of the European winter!
Europe is a very bike-friendly continent, both in the cities and out in the countryside.
Radovljica hosts Slovenia’s only chocolate festival. Producers from across the country showcase their creations along with cooking shows.
If your European vacation includes the words “birdie,” “par” and “eagle,” then these golf courses are must-visit spots for you. Tee off at eight of Europe’s most pristine golf courses from the level greens of Malta to the towering cliffs of Portugal. No matter what type of course you’re looking for, Europe is bound to have it.
Atop of European ranges you’ll find marvelous snowcapped peaks.
Searching for the perfect beach can be a difficult task, especially in an area you are not familiar with. However, in Europe, you’ll know you’ve found the ideal surf and sand thanks to an iconic marker – a blue flag. Europe’s Blue Flag Beaches meet strict standards for water quality, safety and eco-friendliness, making them the ideal spot for sunbathing, swimming, and playing. Luckily for travelers, there are over 4,000 beaches that have achieved Blue Flag status in the world – and Europe has a large majority of them.
The snow-white scenery of the Dolomites is an ideal destination for those who love skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, climbing, snowshoeing and trekking. Internationally famous for its ski resorts, it’s a magic realm offering numerous slopes in one track for hundreds of kilometers while being surrounded by magnificent heights and enchanting landscapes. There are so many sports to practice on Mount Rosa and its valleys; the three valleys of Ayas, Gressoney and Valsesia have some of Italy’s biggest ski resorts.
Travel back to the Middle Ages with this photo gallery of the most breathtaking castles that still stand in Europe.
Ajdnek is a sort of cake or pogača. It is considered the best and the richest pastry typical in the Upper Savinjska Valley. Buckwheat flour dough and a filling made of walnuts, honey, vanilla sugar and cinnamon are a delicious match.
Sirovi Štruklj is one of the most characteristic dishes, known all over Slovenia. Štruklji are made from different kinds of dough and can have a wide range of fillings; they can also be baked or cooked, sweet or savory. Until the 1930’s they used to be prepared at holidays and festivities and to celebrate the end of major farm work. The most special kind of štruklji, especially during spring and summer, is prepared with tarragon filling. Other widely known varieties are those with cottage cheese filling, walnut, apple and poppy seed štruklji, along with many others.
Šelinka is a thick soup made from celeriac roots and leaves, potatoes, carrots and spices. A pig’s trotter or some other piece of smoked or dried pork meat is often cooked in it. It can be served with polenta.
Alongside štruklji, Pehtranova Potica is the most typical Slovenian dessert. It is made with more than 80 different fillings. Potica is a characteristic festive dessert made from different kinds of dough. The most characteristic types of potica include tarragon, honey, walnut, poppy seed, crackling, chive, lovage and cottage cheese.
The Slovenian region of Istria is one of the leading wine producers in the country. The fertile soil and climate of Istria are perfect for wine producing and because of it, many varieties of grapes – both red and white – grow in the region. The most important wine grape variety is Refošk (Refosco del Peduncolo Verde), whose grapes are macerated in open vats. A thick and dark, almost violet wine is a symbol of the lasting Istrian wine tradition which also boasts excellent whites.
In addition to the well-known wine grape varieties which grow in the Primorska region, in the Vipava Valley you can also find several indigenous grapes – the harmonious and refreshing Pinela with a delicate bouquet; the wonderfully rich, slightly acidic Klarnica from the sun-drenched vineyards, and Zelén, the sun-kissed ‘king of the Vipava Valley wines’, which local winemakers always offer towards the end of wine tastings as it is indeed a very special wine.
You’re probably already familiar with the big-time European wine producers of France, Italy and Spain. But there are many more wines to discover in the rest of the continent – and they’re as drinkable as they are affordable. Get to know six lesser-known European wine regions that are just begging to be explored.
One foot in a vineyard, the other in the sea. The Primorska wine growing region is nowadays undoubtedly the leading wine growing region in Slovenia, stretching from Goriška Brda on its western side, to the Vipava Valley, Karst and Slovenian Istria on its southern side. A combination of the Mediterranean and Alpine climates has created the region’s unique conditions for growing red and white wine grape varieties.
This festival was launched in 2005 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Slovenian cinematography in Ljutomer, where the first Slovenian motion pictures were made by Dr. Karol Grossmann. Nine years later the film and wine festival offers great entertainment to locals and visitors alike and is the pride and joy of the Prlekija region.