Zgornje Jezersko. Photo: Tomo Jeseničnik (STO)

Slovenia is a real a mosaic of landscapes. It is proud of its snow-covered mountains and a sea coast caressed by the Mediterranean sun. Beautiful karst caves and thermal springs are just waiting to be discovered. Deep gorges, mountain rivers and slow flatland rivers, mountain lakes and the mysterious Karst, ancient villages and medieval towns, old castles and modern entertainment centres, the warm Adriatic, vineyards – everything is in abundance in Slovenia.

Slovenia is home to more than 15,000 animal species and 3,200 plant species This great number of species in such a small area means that Slovenia's flora and fauna are among the richest in Europe and even in the world. Thus it can be rightly depicted as a European biotic park.

Numerous long-distance and short-distance trails with interesting topics and diverse characteristics can be found here, connecting mountain peaks and valleys with coastal areas or exploring interesting local sites.  Slovenians are a nation of hikers, therefore the Slovenian Mountain Trail is the most popular long-distance trail. Other prominent ones are: the Alpe Adria Trail connects Mt. Grossglockner with the sea through valleys and runs also through our territory, the Walk of Peace follows the battlefields of World War I, and the European Long-Distance Path E7 crosses the Soča Valley, from the River Nadiža to the Baška Grapa Valley.