Out of all the gems in Eastern Europe, Slovenia is a must-see. Home to some of the most stunning caves, castles and mountains in the world, this country has a whole platter of beautiful sights to offer. If that's not motivation enough, every season brings a different color to Slovenia, and it's any traveller's dream. You can go skiing in the snow-clad Julian Alps in the winter, kayaking in the So?a River in the summer, or castle hopping all through the year - Slovenia will never fail you. If you're planning a trip to Slovenia, here are all the places that will win your heart over.
The enchanting town of Bled will make you feel like you're in a fairytale. In this little town of Slovenia, you'll find a lake, a castle and an island - everything you need for a holiday in paradise. Sitting at the foothills of the Julian Alps, there is a massive crystal blue lake with a tiny island floating in the middle. You'll get a gorgeous view of the landscape when you visit the medieval castle of Bled. Worry not, you can also visit the church that sits on top of the island - it's just a quick boat ride away.
Triglav National Park
Engulfed by the Julain Alps, Triglav National Park is a natural wonderland that is bound to be explored. It's named after the country's highest peak, Triglav and is highly protected to preserve it's flourishing flora and fauna. A hiker's dreamland, this region of Slovakia has the toughest hiking trails to the most breathtaking views. If you're not into hiking, you can spend the days relaxing near the cool waters of the mountains - it's serenity at the highest level.
For those of you who have a budding passion for adventure, Kranjska Gora is the perfect destination for you. This sports centre is host to a number of Alpine skiers, and cyclists that are drawn by the arduous challenges of the mountains. Sports aside, you can also enjoy a unique, local culinary experience in Kranjska Gora. Don't miss out on the star dish, rate?ki krap - a potato stuffed generously with a curd cheese filling. It's available just in a few places, but it's a delicious find.
In Slovenia, you will find one of the world's greatest natural wonders - the Skocjan caves. This large network of caves was included in UNESCO's list of world heritage sites in 1986 and is one of the largest underground canyons that exists. The intricate system was created by the Reka River, and the details you will see will astonish you. If you want to walk into the deepest depths of the Earth, these caves are right up your alley.
Ljubljana is the city of the future and was Europe's green capital in 2016. This clean city lies in the midst of many protected parks, giving you the best of both worlds. During the summer, there are a line of cultural events that liven up the streets of the city. You must take a visit to the towering castle of Ljubljana which has been overlooking the city for 900 years. Ljubljana is the best place to have a closer look at the culture of Slovenia while enjoying a spectacular view.