2013 Is The Year For a Visit To Slovenia

Travelers have recently discovered Slovenia and it’s now a hotspot for tourism and for good reason. Senior visitors find that Slovenia is a country of many natural and cultural treasures and with a population of just under 2 million, characterised by Alpine, Mediterranean, Pannonian, and Dinaric-Kar topography, it is a jewel that is awaiting a visit.

Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1989 and is officially known as the Republic of Slovenia.  The capital of Slovenia is also its largest city, Ljubljana. Slovenia, located on the Adriatic Sea is about half the size of Switzerland. Let’s take a closer look at where it’s located.

Bordered by Austria, Italy, Hungary, Croatia and the Adriatic sea, Slovenia contains a diverse countryside with mountains, vineyards, lakes and it’s own stretch of Adriatic coastline. It is affectionately known as the “Country on the Sunny Side of the Alps.” Senior travelers will find the majestic Alps, Adriatic Sea, craggy caves and impenetrable forests forming unforgettable natural landscapes.

Slovenia’s Guide Delights Senior Citizens

Slovenia’s guide is full of delights and will help you become acquainted with all aspects of the country.  I could spend the rest of this blog on this site alone, but let’s see what else we can discover about Slovenia. Here’s a map showing the capital Ljubljana and Trieste on the sea.

For those looking for nature there are numerous natural parks, and Triglav National Park encompasses Slovenia’s most beautiful mountains, the Julian Alps.  Although Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, it is small and pretty, easy to get around, and full of surprises. The Ljubljanica River flows through the center of town, past Baroque buildings and under the ramparts of the ancient castle on the hill. YouTube has an overview of the city that provides senior visitors with some great scenery.

For any visitor to Slovenia, Lake Bled is a “must see” destination. Rated among National Geographic’s most beautiful places in the world, Slovenia is a natural paradise. From its beaches on the Adriatic to the jagged peaks of the Julian Alps, you can see it all with your Eurail Slovenia Pass.

Green and Natural

Slovenia overflows with unspoiled nature and Green Tourism, not to mention the abundance of thermal springs that brings folks in from all over Europe. TripAdvisor has advice for first-timers in the form of a blog from past visitors. HubPages offers the best places to see in Slovenia.  Fodors is always a helpful resource and they find that Slovenia rates very high.

Here’s a Travel Guide that will fill in those FAQs. For senior gourmets there are some excellent restaurants to enjoy. NY Times has some nice photos for you to look through. I’ve found some walking trails in Slovenia for you senior walkers.

I’ll depart with what is called The Ultimate Slovenia travel guide and resource page. So pack your bag, talk to your travel agent and plan on a super vacation in Slovenia.  It promises to be a good one. jeb

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