Hostelling International Slovenia

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Slovenia is the only country, covered by the Alpe-Adria Region in its entirety. You may have heard of the brand “I feel Slovenia” which expresses balance between nature and the diligence of Slovenians. It speaks of unspoilt nature and an effort of Slovenians to preserve it. Slovenia can offer you diverse activities. You can go skiing one day, and on the other day you can visit the sea or one of the wine paths in Slovenian Styria. The transition from predominantly agricultural villages to tourist resorts happened in 1970’s with exceptions like Bled and Kranjska Gora. Today Slovenian tourism contributes about 13% to the Slovenian GDP. It employs about 13% of people and generates 7.1% of the total value of Slovenia’s export. 3.5 million people visited Slovenia in 2014 and 9.6 million of tourist overnight stays were recorded. The most frequently visited towns were Piran, Ljubljana and Bled, most foreign tourists were accommodated in Ljubljana and domestic in Piran. In 2014 68% of tourists in Slovenia came from abroad.

What to see?
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and has something for everyone. You can visit one of the museums, admire the city from Ljubljana castle or sit in one of the coffee houses near Ljubljanica River. Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj are number one tourist destinations in Slovenia. Lake Bled is a magical place and the view from the castle is simply amazing. You can take a ride on the lake with pletna or, if you are more of an adventurous type, take a kite or a kayak. Since you are already there, you can see Soča Valley and admire the river’s colours and beauty. The Slovene coast is also attractive with Piran, Portorož, Izola, Koper and Ankaran. They are charming and sweet and offer something for everyone. For the underground world you must visit the Postojna Caves or the Škocjan Caves which are one of the largest caves in Europe. Of course the eastern Slovenia also offers a lot. Here you will find amazing wine routes, Maribor and Pohorje with its ski resort. Since you are there, you can also visit the oldest Slovenian town, Ptuj with a beautiful castle and Kurent festival in February.

Slovenian Tourist Board is following the sustainable tourism trend. Their focus is on green economy, informing and encouraging tourist economy and encouraging tourist destinations to develop a sustainable life style.