#27 best destination in the world

Lake Bohinj, Triglav National Park

Best time to travel: July-Sept
Walk difficulty: Hard
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Largest permanent lake in Slovenia, it is located within the Bohinj Valley of the Julian Alps, and part of Triglav National Park
  • It is a popular day trippers’ destination for swimming and other water sports

Škocjan Caves

Best time to travel: June-Sept
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Cave system in Slovenia, which represents the most significant underground phenomena both on the Karst Plateau and in Slovenia
  • The first part of the Caves was opened to tourists by 1933
  • It was severely damaged in a flood in 1963
  • In 2011, it was renovated and a new steel bridge was added
  • Visitors can also view the part of the underground canyon with Big Collapse Doline

Lake Bled, Julian Alps

Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Oct
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Lake in the Julian Alps, where it adjoins the town of Bled
  • The lake lies in a picturesque environment, surrounded by mountains and forests
  • Medieval Bled Castle, built in 1004, stands above the lake on the north shore and has a museum

Postojna Cave

Best time to travel: June-Aug
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Long karst cave system near Postojna, the second-longest cave system in the country
  • Postojna Cave was carved by the Pivka River over millions of years
  • The cave also houses the world’s only underground post office

Triglav, Triglav National Park

Best time to travel: July-Sept
Walk difficulty: Hard
Ease of travel: Hard
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • The only national park in Slovenia, established in its modern form in 1981 and located in the southeastern part of the Alpine massif
  • Mount Triglav, the highest peak of the Julian Alps, stands almost in the middle of the national park

Predjama Castle, Inner Carniola

Best time to travel: June-Aug
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth in the historical region of Inner Carniola
  • The castle was first mentioned in 1274 with the German name Luegg, when the Patriarch of Aquileia built the castle in Gothic style
  • The castle was built under a natural rocky arch high in the stone wall to make access to it difficult
  • It was later acquired and expanded by the Luegg noble family, also known as the Knights of Adelsberg (the German name of Postojna)

Ljubljana Castle

Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Oct
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Castle complex standing on Castle Hill above downtown Ljubljana
  • Originally a medieval fortress, it was probably constructed in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 12th century
  • It acquired its present outline with an almost complete overhaul in the 15th century, whereas the majority of the buildings date to the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Initially a defense structure and since the first half of the 14th century the seat of the lords of Carniola, it was since the early 19th century used for various other purposes and today is used as a major cultural venue