I'm going to travel in Slovenia in September about 2 weeks (I’ve been here by business trip in Lubljana in 2003). I'd like to see all corners of this beautiful country, especially lakes and seaside. Nevertheless I don’t sure about plan. I want spend few day on a beach, see Bled and other interesting places. I’d like to ask you which town are the best for staying (main conditions: good connection to other places, beautiful landscapes, sightseeing and cheap accommodation). Also I’d like to appraise average price for private rooms or flats. I’ll appreciate for any advises, help or links.
Thank you in advance.
im glad to hear you're gonna visit Slovenia
i think Ljubljana is the best place for staying, its beautiful and has a lot of sightseeings. you can find hostels, hotels and rooms there (link : http://www.ljubljana-calling.com/ENG/inCallingPrenocisca.htm )
theres a festival in Ljubljana that goes on all August, so u wont be bored
if you go to the seaside you should visit Piran, beautiful old city (link : http://www.slo-istra.com/piran/eng.asp)
Bled is wonderful as well... (link : http://www.burger.si/Bled/ENGBledUvod.html )
near Bled is another town next to the lake called Bohinj ( link : http://www.bohinj.si/novice_en.html )
here you can find a map of Triglav national park (http://www.burger.si/TriglavNationalPark/TriglavskiNarodniPark.htm )
Štanjel is another small but beautiful town worth visiting (link : http://www.burger.si/Stanjel/StanjelENG.html)
you might be as well interested in visiting Škocijans caves (link : http://www.park-skocjanske-jame.si/Burger/ParkSkocjanskeJameENG.html )
if you need any more information or have any questions send me a message
i hope you enjoy your stay!
please advise which festival is in August in Ljubljana.
check out http://www.kud-fp.si/trnfest/
I'm in Slovenia August 23-25
anyone else? Ravnice Youth Hostel?
Thanks a million for these information!!! I'm going to see it more detail and create plan for travelling. Will I be able to ask you about some detail a bit later?
Thank you once more for your kindness.
and_konon - you are welcome
sure, let me know if you need anything
One more Slovenian girl here... Maja already wrote some tourist destinations and I agree with her that Ljubljana is probably the best place for staying.
I think 14 days in Slovenia is enough time to see also some less tourist spots (if you are interested and you make good schedule) especially in the east part of country not just usual places in the west - Bled, Portoroz, Postojna...
Slovenia is composed of 4 main naturalgeographic units - Alps, Dinarides, Submediterranean part and Pannonian part. Already listed places are in Alps (Bled, Bohinj, Triglav national park), Submediterranean part (Piran, Portoroz) or Dinarides (Postojna, Skocjanske caves). From Pannonian (eatsern) part there is nothing... It's sad but a lot of Slovenian people often see this part of country as far away, less developed region... But on the other hand this places are interesting for Britons who are really away and despite of mentioned fact they are buying houses. In Prekmurje (typical Pannonian landscape, meaning over river Mura) you can visit spa (wellness) - there is a great number of springs of thermal and healing water, taste tradicional cake called "Prekmurska gibanica" (in translation over Mura moving cake)... A little bit wester in Slovenske gorice region you can go up to Jeruzalem (beautiful scenery) or on some other hill where vineyards are located, visit Maribor (the second biggest town in Slovenia), Rogaska Slatina (nice spa and congress resort).
In the southeast of Slovenia there are some beautiful places by river Kolpa (from Osilnica to Petrina), by river Krka (Otocec, Kostanjevica na Krki, Novo, mesto)...
I hope I give you some more usuful tips... Enjoy your time in Slovenia.