Slovenia is one of the top destination to visit in Europe and Port of Koper is a perfect starting point to visit this beautiful country. Slovenia is diverse country, situated between the Alps, Mediterranean Sea, Karst and Pannonian Plain, and is known as the first country in the world to be declared a green destination, together with our beautiful capital Ljubljana, which was also awarded as the European Green Capital.
Slovenia offers beautiful journey from sparkling water of Adriatic Sea, to the Mountain top of Julian Alps.
Lake Bled– Bled is one of the most enchanting places in Slovenia. The history and natural beauty intertwining on the same place is majestic. The greatest experience is of course sailing with the traditional wooden boat – ”Pletna” – that was the only transportation taking visitors to the island in the middle of the lake for centuries. This little island in the middle of the lake, offers great view over the Bled castle and offers unique experience in the church of Assumption of Mary. After climbing 99 steps to reach the church, the guests will have a chance to explore tales of Bell of wish and ring it by themselves. After sailing back to the shore, the guests are awaited with the climb up to highest point at Bled Castle, to catch the glimpse of breathtaking surrounding of this Alpine lake. For everyone interested in history, it is a great opportunity to learn more about museum collection, such as a castle printing, visit castle cellar and more.
Ljubljana – Ljubljana, Slovenian capital is a trulypicturesque city, with many beautiful architectural sightseeings, such as iconic bridges and a marketplace, one of the masterpieces of the famous architect Jože Plečnik. Besides cobbled streets, that are hiding many handcraft and culinary treasures, one of the best experiences is surely funicular ride up to Ljubljana castle. Not only to enjoy in view over the city, but to explore Slovenian history in many wonderful historical halls. Just wandering between the streets of Art Nouveau architecture, will make everyone in love with this city.
Piran – This beautiful medieval town, with long and interesting history, will make everyone feel as just stepped into postcard. Enriched with mediteranean lifestyle and big influence of Venice, the architecture is exeptional and worth exploring it. When reaching main Tartini square and taking turn around the corner at Venetian house, the guests will find themselves on the street stretching towards the hilly part of Church of Saint George, where you will have a look at Croatian and Italian part of the coast. To truly get to know italian lifestyle, is to take a sip of espresso and taste some freshly catched seafood.
Lipica Stud Farm – Lipica is one of the most important heritage of Slovenia, as stud farm has been in operation for over 400 years and is the oldest European stud farm that has been breeding the same horses without interruption. After entering the estate, the guests can get to know all about Karst region and long history of these white, elegant horses. By exploring the Stud Farm, the guests will enjoy in fresh air and optional carriage ride or be part of the special performance, taken out by these gracious Lipizzaner horses.
Škocjan Cave – Škocjan Caves is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List from 1986 and is one of the most beautiful examples of mysterious Karst region. Guests are always excited to enter this underground world, with so many interesting natural features and wonders. The guests will visit some of the largest underground halls in the world and explore the canyon with kilometers of tunnels. This active tour, will fascinate everyone, who likes to experience something memorable.
Parenzana– An old narrow gauge railway track, that is nowdays known as a recreational pathway, connecting all four major towns on the Slovenian coast. Its stretch continues both ways, north towards Italy – Trieste and south to Porec/Parenzo – Croatia. The whole route had 8 tunnels, which are preserved still today. Guests are crossing only two tunnels on slovenian part, one between Izola and Strunjan and the second one between Strunjan and Portoroz. Both tours have a stop at Strunjan salt fields, that offers chance to learn more about heritage of salt production. In a short stop, the guests can learn about collecting this precious sea salt and all the protected species, living on this natural protected area.