Slovenia

Mt. Triglav (2.864 m). Photo: K. Kunaver /STB

The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the mysterious Karst.

In Slovenia, the sun shines approximately 2,000 hours per year. And there is plenty of snow in winter. The average temperatures are -2°C in January and 21°C in July. Green is the dominant colour. There are many woods and forests in Slovenia – covering more than half of the country – and numerous preserved and protected plant and animal species.

Slovenia makes a great tourist destination. You can ski in the morning and surrender yourself to the luxury of the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon.

The highest mountain is called Triglav - the name meaning "three-heads" - and it is 2864m high. The mountain is a true national symbol, featured on the national coat of arms and the flag.

The country is also known for its great wines and delicious traditional food.

Features

100 years since WWI

Photo: The Walk of Peace Foundation

July 2014

There are indelible reminders of World War I in each corner of the Upper Soča valley, Brda, Goriška, the Vipava valley and Karst regions. The area where the Battles of the Soča Front took place.

Slovenian Advertising Festival

March 2014

Portorož will host stars of the global advertising and marketing industry. Find out more...

Sochi 2014 – The Most Important Winter Event

Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

January 2014

"Get ready, here we go, Slovenia."It was with these words that Slovenian Alpine skier Tina Maze addressed the Slovenian public via video link from the Downhill in Cortina d'Ampezzo. A similar video message was sent by...

Petra Majdič, the leader of the Slovenian Olympic team

January 2014

As the leader of the Slovenian Olympic team, Petra Majdič, bronze medallist at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, is closely involved in the preparations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. Her main concern is that...

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