Lonely Planet Slovenia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at Joze Plecnik’s wondrously decorative architecture in Ljubljana, climb to the top of Mt. Triglav, or eat fresh seafood on the Piran harbour; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Slovenia and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Slovenia Travel Guide:
Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, cuisine, and wine
Over 35 local maps
Useful features – including Top Experiences, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Outdoor Slovenia
Coverage of Ljubljana, Prekmurje, Stajerska, Koroska, Dolenjska, Bela Krajina, Gorenjska, Primorska, Notranjska, Ptuj, Piran, Vipava Valley, Kamnik, Postojna, Bovec, Kobarid, Celje, Maribor, Lipica, Divaca, Secovlje, Stanjel, and more
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Slovenia
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling to Croatia and Slovenia.
With this guide, you’ll explore charming towns and undiscovered natural wonders. Stroll atop the walls that encircle romantic Dubrovnik, wander through the Roman ruins in the heart of bustling Split, and set sail to the islands of Korcula and Hvar on the glimmering Adriatic. Feel the spray from the waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Drive mountain passes in Slovenia’s idyllic Julian Alps. And take side-trips to Montenegro’s dramatic Bay of Kotor and the Turkish-flavored city of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations on what’s worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
From the peaks of the Alps to the Adriatic coastline, experience the very best of Slovenia with this brand-new addition to the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guide series. Whether you seek tranquility in one of the country’s national parks or forests, or want to participate in one of the many outdoor activities Slovenia has to offer — including skiing, snowboarding, caving, kayaking, rafting, and hiking — this guidebook covers every aspect of this fascinating country.
Slovenia seems closer to Austria or Italy than to its Balkan neighbors. The richest of the Slavic nation-states, it has an entirely Western tradition, having belonged in the past to the Roman Empire, the Frankish kingdom, the Holy Roman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Habsburg monarchy, and the First French Empire. After the Second World War it became part of the Republic of Yugoslavia, before declaring independence in 1991. This extraordinary cultural legacy is what sets Slovenia apart, matched by an amazingly varied topography packed into a small area. Traveling toward the coast, you see changes in the landscape and in the architecture. This reflects both the natural and the historical variety: the Venetians built their buildings one way, the Austrians another.
The Rough Guide to Slovenia is the ultimate travel companion to one of Europe’s least discovered countries with detailed coverage of all the top attractions. From Ljubljana’s vibrant nightlife to the stunning cave network at Postojnah and the Bled Castle Museum, discover Slovenia’s highlights inspired by dozens of colour photos. You’ll find practical advice on getting around the country and expanded information on driving in Slovenia whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Slovenia includes expert guidance on a host of outdoor activities, from mountain hikes to skiing and whitewater rafting and a crucial language section with basic words, phrases and handy tips for pronunciation. You can explore every corner of Slovenia with clear maps and expert backgound on everything from the country’s history, folklore, music and wildlife to the world’s largest underground canyon at the Skocjan caves. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Slovenia.