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Tucked into a mountainous corner, between Austria, Italy, Hungary and the Adriatic Sea, everything in Slovenia is in abundance: the majestic Julian Alps with their glacial valleys, sparkling rivers, crystal clear lakes and breathtaking waterfalls, deep forests and mysterious Karst caves, fascinating medieval towns, beautiful castles and Gothic churches and the warm Adriatic. So, whether your ideal holiday to Slovenia is spent in a tranquil setting with a breathtaking backdrop, none more famous than Lake Bled, rambling along valleys of Kranjska Gora or relaxing under the sun at Slovenian coast, this country has the perfect resort for you! Please read on, to discover why Slovenia holidays are like no other and could be just what you are looking for...
Slovenia is heaven for adventurous spirits with a huge variety of exciting activities to suit every taste. The beautiful lakes and mountains regions offer endless walking and excursion possibilities, golfing, horseback riding, kayaking or fishing and for the more curious, a chance to visit the subterranean world of mysterious caves. The coastal areas offer fantastic choice of water sports, including sailing, windsurfing, diving and swimming or a refreshing dip in the spring and mud baths in the resort of Portoroz. The enjoyment doesn't end when the night falls, there are musical concerts of all kinds, folk-dancing shows, pop entertainment and many carnivals celebrating the different ancient traditions of this magical land. There are casinos in Portoroz, Bled and Kranjska Gora.
Dining out is a fascinating and delightful experience. Slovenian cuisine is greatly influenced by its neighbours' taste in food with both Austrian-style sausages and strudels or risottos and pasta dishes widely available, together with a staggering choice of more than 1,200 national dishes (amongst which more than 100 different soups). A real Slovenian treat is ”potica”, a cake prepared with the widest variety of sweet or savoury fillings, or the delicious loaves of bread which varies from region to region. There are also many interesting fish and meat dishes for you to indulge. To please your taste buds even further, there are some truly outstanding strong red, fruity white and rose wines which compare favourably to the rest of the world and are an excellent value for money.
Attractive local gifts can be found in markets and local shops, popular items include lace, crystal glass and speciality wines. Large shops can be found in sizeable resorts or towns. As in most of Europe, many shops will close on a Saturday afternoon and all day on Sunday.
The monetary unit in Slovenia is the Euro. There are approx. 1.40 Euros to £1.00 (at Aug 2015) • Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airports, banks, exchange bureaux, post offices and hotels. Cash machines are available in all resorts and the more important tourist areas. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and most bars & cafés.
Weather in Slovenia varies considerably depending on area, yet average July temperature remains 27°C. Hot sunny days and fresh evenings with occasional shower are regular occurrence in the mountains. Alpine peaks covered in snow in July/August makes views even more spectacular!
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