Slovenia is a member of the European Union, Schengen Agreement and NATO. The county lies in Central Europe in the eastern Alps, bordered by Austria to the north, Italy to the west, Hungary to the northeast, and Croatia to the southeast. Despite its small size, this eastern Alpine country controls some of Europe’s major transit routes. Keen skiers have found Slovenia’s Julian Alp to be an ideal site for their next adventure, whilst non-skiers have been drawn by the abundance to fine hiking areas and beautiful scenery. Slovenes have made efficient use of their tiny coastline, which boasts an excellent Mediterranean climate and a line-up of vibrant towns. Animal lovers are awed by the strange ‘human fish’, which can only be found in Slovenian caves.
Europa Coaches Dubrovnik also operates in Central Europe. If you are planning to start a tour in Central Europe, Bled is a good destination to start. Lake Bled is one of the most popular places for travellers who visit Slovenia and of the Slovenian natives as well. The lake and the town are beautifully located in the Julian Alps. In the middle of the lake you will find a small island where a little church can be found, which is almost covering the entire island. There are numerous boats that can bring you there and the views are fantastic.
Europa Coaches Dubrovnik will guide you to the capital of Slovenia. A famous Dragon Bridge will always wait for your arrival. It is guarded by four detailed dragon statues. When your soul is filled with dragon spirit, you should continue your journey to the Ljubljana Castle. There you will find a 3D presentation on the castle about the history of Ljubljana, from the Roman Empire to modern times.
The next destination Europa Coaches Dubrovnik will take you is Postojna. Here you will visit the famous Postojna Cave. It contains 20 km of underground galleries, chambers and corridors, up to 50 meters high in some places. Tours begin with a train journey into the cave system through several chambers before visitors get off and do a guided walk through stalagmite studded cavern. The whole tour lasts 90 minutes. The caves are damp and chilly so appropriate shoes and clothing should be worn. If this does not satisfy you enough, there is still Predjama Castle. A remarkable looking castle that looks like it is growing out of the cave.
PORTOROŽ, PIRAN AND KOPER
Koper is one of Slovenia’s three coastal cities on the Adriatic Sea (the others are Piran and Portorož). It is home to Slovenia’s largest marine port and offers great views of large shipping vessels in action. Like the other coastal cities, its style is very Italian and beautiful. Since Europa Coaches Dubrovnik also operates in Slovenia, why don’t give us a call and we will arrange a tour for you. Famous monument in Koper is the Tito Square surrounded by slowly crumbling palazzi. Piran on the other hand is probably the most beautiful Slovenian coastal town. Piran was also part of the Venetian empire from the 13th century to the end of the 18th century. Portorož is the biggest tourist are on the Slovenian coast.
If you are sports fan, especially a fan of skiing, then Kranjska Gora is definitely a place for you. Give Europa Coaches Dubrovnik a call and we will make your skiing tour unforgettable. Kranjska Gora is a ski resort. Nearby is a picturesque lake with a statue of the Zlatorog, the mythical guardian of the largest Slovenian mountain Triglav.
If you like wine then Europa Coaches Dubrovnik has a place for you. Maribor is the second most important center and the second largest city in Slovenia. It has about 100.000 inhabitants who live embraced in its wine growing hills. It is located near the Slovenian border with Austria, beside the Drava River and at the center of five natural geographic regions. One of the oldest wines (about 450 years ago, also Guinness Book certified) is growing on the front of the Old Vine House in Lent, the oldest part of the town on the embankment of the Drava River. You can also find them on traditional Old Vine Festival which is held annually at the end of September.
Ptuj is one of the oldest towns in Slovenia. It is known for its historic buildings and its Kurentovanje festival. If you want to taste true Slovenian culture, then Europa Coaches Dubrovnik is ready to bring you there. The history of Ptuj reaches back to the Stone Age, but the city experienced its greatest flowering in the Roman period. The name originates in the times of Emperor Trajan. Furthermore, Orpheus Monument should not be missed. It is an almost 5 m high tombstone that has become the symbol of the town. In the Middle Ages, the stone was used to chain criminals to it, which severely damaged the inscription.