Slovenia is Europe's last remaining country that has been relatively untouched by mass tourism. Slovenia may be a small country, but it has a considerable amount to offer its visitors. It's wildlife, towering mountains, forests that seem to go on forever, stunning pristine clear lakes and did we forget to mention bears, will have you returning here time and time again.
Visit Slovenia, Croatia's beautiful cousin!
With holiday rentals as diverse as Slovenia itself; from old fashioned bed & breakfast holiday rentals in the mountains to youth hostels in the forests, through to luxury holiday rentals in Ljubljana. What makes Slovenia extra special is it refuses to allow any chain hotels and restaurant type buildings in. It wants to attract visitors but keep its independence and remain a little different from the rest of Europe. Browse the vast selection of holiday accommodation in Slovenia, pack your bags and get ready to experience a country where nature is everywhere. There are virtually no gyms in Slovenia; they don't need them. People keep on the move through hiking, cycling and e-biking in the mountains and skiing in the Winter. Slovenia is an adventure lover's paradise.
If someone mentions Slovenia, you'll probably be left wondering what they're talking about as until recently it wasn't a place that we knew much about. It's not on the main tourist map, although it does get its fair share of visitors. Whether you're chasing cultural highs or pursuing nature's pleasures, taking it lightly or getting lost and heading off the beaten path, there's a good chance you'll find what you're looking for here. Whether you are attracted to its snow-covered mountains, canyoning through waterfalls and creeks or you crave a city-break with a diﬀerence in Ljubljana, there is a holiday rental in Slovenia which ﬁts every desire and budget, just waiting to be secured today.
When to visit?
The best time to visit Slovenia depends on your reasons for visiting. Each of the four seasons brings di?erent beneﬁts for every kind of tourist. If you are planning on enjoying Ljubljana or are looking for a natural forest adventure including canyoning, the best time to visit is between May and September. If you'd rather try out some winter-sports instead then November to early May is the better option. Either way, we have the perfect holiday accommodation in Slovenia for you. Spring and autumn are equally amazing and the best time for hiking, e-biking and cycling through the mountains. Watch out for those bears. I wouldn't worry too much as attacks are extremely rare. Slovenian bears like the quiet life, aren't very big and tend to run as soon as they hear you coming.
How to get there?
Most visitors from the UK fly into the Jože Pučnik international airport which is located 27km north of Ljubljana. Buses link the airport with Ljubljana bus station; the journey takes approximately 45 minutes. A taxi to the centre starts at around £25. An alternative is to travel by road or train from Italy, Austria, Croatia or Hungary. Slovenia in that respect is very well connected to nearby countries, so don't pass up the opportunity to stay in a holiday rental in Zagreb which is only 118 km away, or a holiday apartment in Venice which can be reached in under 2 hours from some parts of the country.
Slovenia food and culture tips
Local cuisine is influenced by Slovenia's neighbouring countries' Austria, Italy, Croatia and Hungary. Slovenian restaurants and small eating establishments offer lunches and dinners that usually start with soup, beef broth with noodles, selected vegetable soups, and mushroom soups are all very popular. The main is usually a meat dish of chicken or pork and don't be surprised to see reindeer on the menu, served with roast potatoes, vegetables or salad and a homemade dessert to finish the meal off. Locals are hospitable, and it seems like everyone that you speak to offers you a shot to drink. Slovenians have a habit of carrying a bottle and shot glasses in their bag and don't tend to take no for an answer. Once you've spoken with several people, you'll know about it, but that's all part of the Slovenian charm.
Skiing in Slovenia
When it comes to skiing, you could save a lot of money visiting Slovenia compared to other European snow-filled countries. The best ski resorts in Slovenia are in the Julian Alps. Lake Bled freezes wanting to learn or improve skiing and snowboarding abilities with luxury holiday rentals in Slovenia overlooking Lake Bled. Kravec is the second largest ski resort in Slovenia, and popular with locals. It's easy to reach as it's just 25 kilometres from Ljubljana. Krvavec offers night sledging, snowboarding and skiing. It even has a snow park with ice bars. Holiday accommodation in Krvavec is highly sought after, as the quality is high.
Adventure in Slovenia
The Bled and Bohinj region which lays at the foot of the Julian Alps is an adventure-lovers paradise. Here, you can try your hand at canyoning, which also involves climbing, jumping down waterfalls, abseiling and swimming through fresh mountain creeks. It's exhausting, fun, and guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. Cycling, e-biking and hiking in the mountains are also extremely popular and perhaps one of the main reasons why there aren't many gyms in Slovenia.
Minimalist design in Ljubljana
For the ultimate city break, choose a holiday apartment in Ljubljana, which is a cultural melting pot, where verdant spaces meet beautiful city scapes.The architect Jože Plečnik is mainly responsible for Ljubljana's bridges, buildings, pillars, pyramids and even gets the credit for designing the lamp posts. His job was to make the city beautiful, and by the looks of things, he did an outstanding job. The city is full of cafes, restaurants and bars and it gets overrun at the weekends with young people in search of a good time. It's a great place to stay and have fun in a short term apartment rental in Slovenia.