31 Jan 2024
Skiing in Slovenia
This week we thought we would take a look a look at skiing in Slovenia. It really is a beautiful setting for a skiing and boarding holiday. There are several resorts offering beautiful views of the Julian Alps, of serene lakes and even hilltop castles, real fairytale stuff! We offer 3 resorts, Kranjska Gora, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. Here is an introduction for each one… Kranjska Gora Kranjska Gora is a picture postcard ski resort located in North West Slovenia near the border with Austria and Italy. In terms of skiing it is ideal for beginners as it has wide open nursey slopes at the bottom of the mountain. If you make
11 Aug 2020
Lakes and Mountains in Slovenia – The Julian Alps & Triglav
The Julian Alps The Julian Alps, named after Roman emperor Julius Caesar, is a mountain range covering parts of Northern Italy and mainly Slovenia. It contains the highest peak of Slovenia, Triglav, at 2864m, which is also the symbol of Slovenia. A large area within mountain range, containing a number of peaks above 2000m, belongs to Triglav National Park. High mountain hikers can found shelter in a plenty of lodges, and an extensive network of trekking paths helps their way. The Julian Alps have a huge variety of landscapes, offering leisure opportunities for all kinds of visitors, from the beginner hikers to the serious climbers
18 Dec 2019
Escape to Portoroz, Slovenia
Balkan Holidays provide fantastic holidays to Portoroz, a coastal town in Slovenia, at the heart of Europe. Portoroz (literally "Port of Roses") is known as the capital of Slovenian seaside tourism and nightlife and is defined by the interaction of rich culture and history, music, natural setting and gastronomic delights. You can stroll by the sea, do some jogging on the beach, go for a swim in the pools and the sea, attend beauty and health care programs at thermal spas, immerse yourself in the busy nightlife and enjoy a wide choice of sports and recreation to revitalize your body and
11 Dec 2019
Doctor’s Orders…Take a Holiday!
Research conducted last year by leading experts at a Finnish University and presented to the congress at ITB Berlin proved that those who take holidays are not only healthier but also happier. Doctor Jessica de Blum conducted the research to determine to what extent holidays have a positive impact on people’s health and well-being. Doctor de Blum discovered in her conclusions that not only do holidays have a beneficial impact on our health, but they also make us happier. According to the results, related to the experiences and personal happiness of groups monitored over a period of time, those who spent their money on concerts, family
13 Dec 2016
Lake Bled Shines Among "Alpine Pearls"
Established back in 2006 by desire to promote sustainable tourism, Alpine Pearls is a pan-European tourism organisation of approx. 30 mountain communities dubbed as 'Pearls' having several objectives in common: encouraging car-free arrival to holiday destination, having easy access to public transport on site and numerous offers of environmentally friendly holiday programmes. Priding itself for offering visitor an idyllic surrounding landscape with "50 shades of green" Lake Bled fulfils stringent qualifying criteria including environmentally friendly leisure facilities (including a full motor-boat ban on the lake!),
17 May 2016
Balkan Holidays are delighted to announce the addition of 3 fantastic new hotels for guests wishing to visit the beautiful Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana in Summer 2015. Carefully selected for the range of excellent facilities and picturesque locations, we are sure guests choosing to stay at these hotels will get maximum enjoyment and satisfaction out of their holiday to Ljubljana. Bookable right now through the Balkan Holidays website, friendly UK call centre or your nearest Travel Agent, the 4* Grand Hotel Union Executive, 4* Best Western Premier Hotel Slon and the 3* City Hotel will provide you with not only excellent service but
10 May 2016
New Adria Airways Service To Ljubljana, Slovenia
Celebration of new flights to Slovenia from London Luton Airport Yesterday marked a special date for London Luton Airport as Slovenia’s national flag carrier, Adria Airways, together with the Slovenian Tourist Board and Slovenian Embassy held a trade launch event at the Airport.  The Star Alliance member announced to the attending media and invited guests the new service which will see a 135 seat Airbus 319 operating in a two-class configuration. Services will operate four times per week from London Luton to Ljubljana commencing Sunday 25th March 2012. This exciting new service will open up new trade and tourist routes
06 May 2016
Slovenia Tops 2015 European Holiday Destinations Hotlist
Global web portal giant AOL has listed Slovenia third most desirable among top 6 European holiday destinations to visit in 2015. Slovenia may be one of Europe's less-visited destinations, but this country is frequently named as Europe in small: it is quite possible to sunbathe on the French Rivera style Portoroz in the morning, than cool down in the amidst majestic Julian Alps in the afternoon. With stunning neo-classical design towns and breathtaking scenery, Slovenia is a destination that can be effortlessly explored over short-break. Book a single or a twin-centre in Slovenia this year and find out yourself about one of the most
29 Sep 2015
Essex became even closer to Slovenia this year with the introduction of regular scheduled services by flagship carrier Adria Airways for 2015. Flights from London Southend operate trice weekly to the historic city of Maribor - host to the European Capital of Culture in 2012, surrounded by vibrant wine-making regions. Our experienced tailor-made department can create various bespoke holidays in Slovenia to suit most requirements.
04 Mar 2015
Tucked into a mountainous corner, between Austria, Italy, Hungary and the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia has been blessed with everything in abundance. From her majestic Julian Alps with its glacial valleys, sparkling rivers, crystal clear lakes and breathtaking waterfalls to the deep forests and mysterious Karst caves, fascinating medieval towns, beautiful castles and gothic churches. The fertile coastline of Slovenia explodes with every type of greenery and plant life imaginable including vast orchards of olive and cherry trees, rich and versatile, bathing in the hot summer sun rays. With so much natural beauty on offer, it wasn't hard to
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