Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pericnik Waterfall

Pericnik Waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls in Slovenia. It lies in the Triglav National Park in Vrata Valley where you have to turn in town Mojstrana. A few kilometers from Mojstrana is small parking area where you can leave the car and walk about 5-10 minutes to the Lower Pericnik Fall. A little further is also Upper Pericnik Fall. Both are nice and interesting but bigger is Lower Pericnik Fall that can be seen also from the road at parking area. It is possible also to walk below the waterfall.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Old Castle Celje

Old Castle Celje is interesting castle above city Celje open for tourist visits. In summer there you can see theatrical performances, concerts, etc. You can walk on the castle walls, visit wedding hall and scriptorium, sit down in coffeehouse. There is road to the castle but you can also walk there from old town of Celje. It takes about 30 minutes to come to Old Castle Celje by Pelikan's path. From the castle is a very beautiful view on Celje and neighbourhood.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Iski vintgar

Iski vintgar is a beautiful place in Slovenia, not so far from Ljubljana. You can leave the car on the quite big parking area near lodge house Iski vintgar. If you like just short walk and do some refreshment in the cool water in hot summer days then I suggest you to stay on the left bank of river Iska and continue on the way to the end of the path. There you will see nice beach where is possible to swim. If you like more hiking then you have to cross the footbridge and continue on the path to the confluence of river Iska and Zaka. On the way there you will see Rocky solitary -Votli kamen (Hollow Stone). At the confluence you can also possibility to swim a little near another Rocky solitary named Skalni moz (Rocky man).

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Skocjan Caves

Skocjan Caves are problably the most beautiful caves in Slovenia beside Postojna Cave. Postojna Cave is interesting because of train ride and it is also more touristic. Skocjan Caves on the other side has very interesting stalactites and great walk above canyon of river Reka. It takes more than one hour to get through the cave. Also outside part of the cave is very interesting where you come in Velika doline. There is view on waterfall. A little further you can also see beautiful troughs of river Reka that are located between Velika and Mala dolina.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Triglav (2864 m) is the highest mountain in Slovenia. It lies in the Triglav National Park and it is the only national park in Slovenia. If you like hiking, nature, mountains then you must visit it if you come in Slovenia. There are many different ways to come to the top of Triglav summit. The easiest way is from Pokljuka or Krma Valley. It takes about 6 hours in one direction so you have to start with your hike very early if you want to go there and back in one single day. But anyway you can sleep in some of many mountain huts around Triglav but be careful in summer when more people want same so it can be everything occupied. And be careful about weather especially in the afternoon when thunderstorms are more often in summer. At the top of Triglav is Aljaz Tower that is symbol of Triglav (see photo).

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Ptuj is interesting old town that exists even before Roman time and lies near river Drava. In the town you can see still many remains from Roman time. I suggest you to walk through old town centre and see Minorite Square with Minorite Monastery, City Square (Mestni trg) with City Hall, Slovene Square (Slovenski trg) with City Tower, etc. Above the city is Ptuj Castle with wonderful view of the town with Ptuj Lake. Must see visit is also Castle museum with many nice rooms and also wine cellar where you can taste wines from neighbourhood. For wine lovers is must see destination Ptuj Wine Cellar where you can see big old barrels in the underground of the city with tasting wine at the end. Just near the town Ptuj you can visit Terme Ptuj with many outside pools and good welness offers in Primus Hotel.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Trenta Valley with river Soca is on the western side of Triglav National Park in Slovenia. You can come there from Vrsic pass or from Bovec direction. On the way through the Trenta Valley you can see a lot of beautiful natural and cultural sights starting with Soca spring, monument Kugy, big and small Soca troughs, views of the mountains all the way, military cemeteries from the 1st World War, museum and much more.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj with its neighbourhood is for sure one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia, especially for nature lovers. There are a lot of different possibilities what to do there if you spend there a few days. You can just relax on some of many beaches around the lake, in summer months you can swim, you can hike around the lake, visit Savica Waterfall, visit Mostnica Gorge with Voje Valley, take a ride to Vogel where is great view of Lake Bohinj and Julian Alps ...

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Road to the Mangart Saddle is one of the most interesting Alpine roads in Slovenia. All the way you have nice views of Julian Alps. You must be carefull cause sheep can cross the road. During the drive you can stop beside the road and enjoy in views. When you come to the Mangart Saddle (more than 2000 m above sea level) you can park somewhere near road and continue to walk to Mangart summit. Choose Italian way if you are not so much experienced mountaineer. But anyway it takes about 2 hours to come to summit, so choose good shoes and don't go in bad weather.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Krvavec is one of the most popular wintersport centre in Slovenia with different ski slopes. It is quite near the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. You can use cable railway to come to Krvavec. Krvavec is also nice place for hiker lovers in summer with many possibilities for hiking around where you can meet with the cows on pasture. Around Krvavec you can find many options for eating or drinking.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rakov Skocjan

Rakov Skocjan is a very interesting landscape park in Slovenia. There is educational natural trail where you can see 14 different places with information boards. Most attractive places are Little Natural Bridge, Big Natural Bridge, Tkalca Cave ... You need a few hours if you want to see whole trail. On the half of the way is Hotel Rakov Skocjan where you can drink or eat something. Most of the path is easy for walking, except you have to be careful around Small Natural Bridge where are most interesting places to see. Nearby attraction is also Lake Cerknica and a little further Sneznik Castle.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Smartinsko Lake

Smartinsko Lake is not as attractive as some other lakes in Slovenia like Bled or Bohinj but it is anyway worth to see especially if you visit Celje cause it is not far away. It's artificial lake with nice walking trails around lake that goes also on some galleries above lake and over floating bridge. If you like to row you can rent a boat or take a trip with bigger boat. There are also some places where you can drink or eat something so enough things to spend at least some time there.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sneznik Castle

Sneznik Castle is a very romantic castle in the Inner Carniola. It's nice to walk on the path around the castle, watch pond with ducks but I suggest you to take time and also go on tour inside the castle. Sneznik Castle still has original equipment in all rooms so it is interesting to see that. Tour guide will also show you some old mechanisms that was installed for communication in the castle. So you will see how master called servants and how servants know in which room is master. Nearby is also some museum. And not so far away is periodic Slivnica Lake that is also interesting to see.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Vrsic is mountain pass in Julian Alps in Slovenia. During winter months is closed because of snow but in other seasons it is one of the most scenic routes in Slovenia. Vrsic is on the way from Kranjska gora to Bovec. On this way u can see a lot of interesting things like lake Jasna, Vrsic pass with Julian Alps around, river Soca with its spring, troughs, suspension bridges ... Around the mountain pass Vrsic there are three mountain huts so you can stop, eat or dring something or even sleep.