As the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana has emerged as a globally recognised city, but this does not mean that it has lost its charismatic spirit and small-town charm which has welcomed visitors across the centuries. With the word ‘love’ quite literally written into the name of Ljubljana (with ‘ljubljena’ meaning ‘beloved’) it is impossible not to fall head over heels with this charming city. On Likibu you can find your dream accommodation by narrowing the vast selection of holiday rentals available and wake up in your own home away from home in this romantically unique city.
Apartment & house rentals for your holiday in Ljubljana
Beautiful Ljubljana has long been a city which is overlooked, but with its ancient castles, jazz festivals and a bold and flavourful food scene, it is only right that this capital gets the recognition it deserves. If you don't want to limit yourself to a city break, the surrounding Central Slovenia region showcases some of the most naturally sublime landscapes in the entire county. All of this striking scenery and cultural city attractions can be enjoyed by securing an apartment rental or holiday home in Ljubljana on TripAdvisor or Airbnb today.
When to visit Ljubljana
It is essential to plan ahead for Ljubljana's weather; the winter months see climates plummet and snowfall dusts the city regularly. Therefore, if you want to enjoy the attractions without layering up with winter clothing, it is recommended that you visit between mid-April until mid-October. Because of the extreme climate, accommodation is reserved long in advance, so remember to secure your dream Ljubljana accommodation today.
What types of holiday rentals are available in Ljubljana?
You could be a romantic who wants to impress their other half with a rustic Apartment Barrio Alto among the cobbles of the old town, or you might want a luxury holiday rental through a penthouse to immerse yourself in some cool capital luxury. Maybe you might be looking for a spacious villa with a pool to bathe alongside with your friends or young family. Whatever your motive, there is the ideal oasis in the heart of the city just waiting to be secured. Alternatively, if you would rather sleep in a room with a view of the country's scenic natural wonders, choose a holiday home with a private jacuzzi or garden on the outskirts of the colourful capital.
How to get there?
With the majority of UK visitors flying directly into Jože Pu?nik, Slovenia's only international airport, there are various flights from across the country available weekly to the airport which is 27km away from the city centre. The scheduled routes include services from London Gatwick and Manchester from June to September. Once you land in Jože Pu?nik Airport, the quickest and easiest method of reaching the centre is by bus, with journey's taking around 40 minutes, depending on which side of your town your holiday rental can be found.
Where to stay in Ljubljana?
The Old Town
The quintessential old town quarter is the epitome of Ljubljana, with its picturesque dragon bridges, nationally recognised markets and pastel kissed houses across its impressive Prešernov trg Square. This may be an old town, but there is no sign of crumbling architecture or fading colours in this vibrant district, so choose a holiday apartment rental in a renovated historic monument, or a place in a townhouse alongside Dragon Bridge to place you among Ljubljana's historic centre.
The peaceful region of Koseze is a retreat for visitors with a desire to experience Ljubljana's rural side, making it the ideal place to live like a local and rent a traditional holiday home. At just over fifteen minutes from the famous Ljubljana Castle, and home to a range of family-friendly attractions, Koseze is the perfect medium between bustling a bustling capital city and a relaxing country escape.
The artistic hive of Trnovo is buzzing with students who have transformed this neighbourhood into an indie haven by filling its bars, clubs and coffee houses. It is because of this young crowd that Trnovo is the best place to find cheap holiday accommodation, from its wide selection of local apartments or youth hostels available for any budget.
Choose a bed and breakfast in the centre of the city and allow the spirit of Ljubljana to fuel your adventure from dawn until dusk, and then beyond. The centre is bursting with downtown character, including its countless cocktail bars, art galleries and Slovenian boutiques. Though we can predict the views from your holiday letting will be memorable, we cannot promise they will be as impressive as the panoramic sight from one of the tallest buildings in the city, ‘Skyscraper', which is found poking above this district.
With roots which date back to the Roman era, choose an apartment rental in Ljubljana's oldest suburb, the area which is famed for its distinctive cottages and artistic scene. Though the vast fields of Krakovo may seem quiet, this neighbourhood is where the spirit of the small town meets the big city energy, meaning you are never too far away from the capital's attractions, but you will still be welcomed like a local.
Though Central Slovenia may be slightly removed from Ljubljana, this surrounding area captivates its visitors by offering dramatic fairytale-like scenery and mountainous adventures. For a rental which boasts the rare beauty of the unspoilt country, with convenience to the dynamic city centre, there is no better place to reserve a holiday villa with a swimming pool, or a quaint holiday cottage to give you a real sense of the land in which you are staying.
Things to do in Ljubljana
Explore Ljubljana Castle
With a history dating back over 900 years, the grand structure of Ljubljana Castle has been a landmark part of the capital's landscape for centuries, but it sure has changed over this time. Now home to restaurant, gallery, and even a nightclub (yes, a castle, with a nightclub!) Ljubljana Castle really does have something for every visitor.
Take a photo on Dragon Bridge
Local rumour has it, that if you visit Ljubljana and do not take a photo on Dragon Bridge, then you never really visited at all, so, you really must not forget to pay these crafted dragons a visit. However, as such a recognised statement which was designed by the famous architect, Jurij Zaninovi?, the Dragon Bridge would be an unmissable stop, whether a photo is involved or not!
Find a souvenir in the Central Market
If you are wandering through Prešeren Square on any day aside from Sunday, you will no doubt come across the vibrancy of the Central Market, with its herbs spicing the air around the stalls which offer local produce and unique souvenirs to remember your time in this enticing city. The flavours from this market are a great opportunity to try out some cooking in your self-catered apartment rental, as you can cook up a meal from the goods you picked up that same day.
Visit the National Gallery of Slovenia
As Ljubljana is the biggest city in Slovenia, it is no surprise that so many great museums have chosen to reside here, and the National Gallery of Slovenia is no exception. Take advantage of this city's prestige position by admiring works from the Middle Ages, right up until the twentieth century.
Sample some Štruklji
Every great city has a dish which leaves locals and visitors alike in a food frenzy. Ljubljana's is the Štruklji, a sweet doughy delight which can be filled with whatever flavour takes your fancy, from traditional apple to nutty alternatives. These sweet tasting rolls of goodness can be picked up everywhere around the city, but beware; they are known to be too dangerously delicious.
Experience the diversity of Metelkova Mesto
This section of Ljubljana is an urban escape for artists, who have sprawled graffiti across every square inch of the walls to create striking murals. Now developed as one of the trendiest places in the city, these rainbow glazed walls surround some of the most famous clubs and outdoor concerts in the sunny months.