Slovenia is a forgotten jewel at the eastern end of the Alps. Pocked with small, pretty towns nestling among hills and mountains, it remains one of the cheapest countries in the Alps to visit, with fantastic hiking and skiing. Almost anywhere is within three hours drive from the capital, Ljubljana. The country emerged from the break-up of Yugoslavia with little bloodshed after a ten-day war.

It has produced many outstanding climbers, and The church in Bled at the foot of the Julian Alps is the most common depiction of tourism in Slovenia. For a thrill you can drive the spectacular Vrsic pass with 50 hairpin bends in total.


Slovenia flag

Why you should go:

Go for the mountains.

Why you shouldn't:

You want to impress people with your holiday destination.

Map of Slovenia