Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is known for its mountains, ski resorts, and lakes. In Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Plečnik, whose iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River. On Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by hot springs, the town of Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle.
In Slovenia, we are committed to sustainability. For generations, we have lived and worked as one with nature and we hope to preserve it for generations to come. Here you will find ancient forests, crystal clear waters, unspoiled nooks, and remarkable biodiversity. We reward the most sustainable destinations with the Slovenia Green label and there you can enjoy truly green holidays.
Slovenia has striven for many years to carry out green and sustainable measures in tourism. Our efforts have frequently been recognized with awards, including the Best of Europe 2020 title among the 100 best sustainable destinations. With the onset of COVID-19 and while dealing with the new situation, we took a step further. With the ongoing observance of high hygienic standards and practices, we are doing our best to create a safe and healthy environment for everyone. Safety and sustainable recommendations and protocols intended for service providers and tourist destinations are marked with the Green & Safe label. Find out why green and responsible Slovenia is worth visiting in the future.
We are proud that Slovenia has been considered one of the safest countries in the world for years. It ranked eighth on the 2019 Global Peace Index, which is the most recent one published. The reputation of a safe country is maintained by responsible behavior to preserve health at the national and local levels. Bohinj is included among the destinations placed on the list of the 20 safest European tourist destinations after the COVID-19 pandemic by European Best Destinations.
Slovenia was the first country to receive the Global Green Destination title. Our commitment to the sustainable development of Slovenian tourism is demonstrated by numerous international awards, such as Best of Europe 2020 at the 2020 Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards. More than 50 tourist destinations under the SLOVENIA GREEN umbrella brand meet the Green Destinations Standard criteria prescribed by the GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council). Many providers also meet a series of other criteria prescribed by certification systems for acquiring various logos related to quality and sustainability in tourism.
We love to live an active, healthy, and green life. The Alps, the Mediterranean, and the Pannonian Plain – Slovenia is the only European country where you can find all three. More than 22 thousand animal and plant species live here. Nearly 60% of Slovenia's surface is covered by forests. Almost 40% of its territory lies in protected areas. Green nature is only a step away from any city center. Do not miss the opportunity for outdoor activity!
We swear by boutique and unique experiences. In Slovenia, you can experience, visit, feel or taste something new and unique every day of the year! We are a country of unique experiences, free from mass tourism. Its diverse landscape offers a wide variety of outdoor activities; round trips around the country allow you to taste a different authentic local cuisine in every region. In a country known for healthy waters and spas, you can easily enjoy a green, active, healthy, and safe holiday experience.
Ljubljana is the green capital of a green country. The image of the town by a river with picturesque bridges and a marketplace was designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik. The town of a thousand events is surrounded by parks and natural protected areas.
Ljubljana & Central Slovenia are a great starting point to fall in love with Slovenia's special features. The capital, whose name sounds beloved in Slovenian (Ljubljana–ljubljena), lives with a thousand faces of urban culture and art, festivals, and events. It is joined with the marsh where the oldest wheel in the world was discovered. Green trails around Central Slovenia lead to places of UNESCO heritage of humanity and primeval forests.
Slovenia has recently experienced a real gastronomic revolution! This is due to the exceptional chefs and their innovation, who put our destination on the international culinary map. In 2020, Michelin stars were awarded for the first time in Ljubljana and Slovenia, and Slovenia holds the title of European Gastronomic Region 2021. The Tastes of Ljubljana project presents traditional dishes and recipes that Ljubljana residents have enjoyed over the centuries and remain popular today.