About Slovenia and Ljubljana
Slovenia is situated in the heart of Europe – where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain meets the Karst. The city of Ljubljana is classified as a mid-sized European city, but it has preserved its small-town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere while providing all the facilities of a modern capital. Distances between places in Slovenia are short, which makes Ljubljana a perfect base for exploring Slovenia’s diverse beauty.
Slovenia is a land of castles and mansions that will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a fairy tale. Only a stone’s throw away from urban centres, you’ll find green oases such as parks, botanic gardens and arboretums.
Slovenia is the European Region of Gastronomy 2021. The prestigious title is reflected in the bond between sustainable and locally grown produce and the supreme creativity of renowned chefs. Slovenian restaurants have impressed gastronomic experts who awarded them Michelin stars for the first time in 2020 and also the toques of Gault & Millau for the second consecutive year. Slovenian wines are among the best in the world.
Healthy living and a sporting heart permeates every facet of life. In terms of sporting achievements per capita, Slovenia certainly belongs at the very top in the world, and is a true phenomenon in this sense. Since sport has a special place in Slovenia, a new national holiday – Day of Slovenian Sport – is dedicated to it.