with its numerous natural beauties represents a surprisingly
exciting Country even for the People who live here, not only
for the first time visitors.
listing them would occupy too much space so let us remind you
of some of them, just to give you the idea, what one could
many World famous attractions like Postojna or Škocjan
Bled with its Island or The Soča River Valley etc., there are
many other Sites that are no less attractive while showing off
the power of Nature.
Underground World, which is most typical for the Kars
Region does show off its astonishing beauty not only in
the mentioned Region but all over Slovenia as well - have you
ever heard of how many Kars like caves there are in our
Country? Believe it or not, there are over 7.000 of them!
are also numerous waterfalls, Karst water-sources,
underground or intermittent Rivers and an intermittent Lake
of Cerknica, as well as many mineral water
sources and many other unbelievable features will make you
stare with your mouth open.
sources of our well known Rivers like Soča in Trenta
Valley, the two sources of Sava River in the
reserve Zelenci and the Savica waterfall
near Bohinj, or Krka that sources in the middle
of the Karst are attractions by themselves, but you'll find no
less attractive are the sources of Savinja just above
the Rinka waterfall in Logarska dolina, or for
instance "Minutnik" under Gorjanci
where water appears exactly in a minute periods. There are
also numerous intermittent Rivers in the south-western part of
Slovenia you can admire under different names and so on and
not only Rivers, you'll sometimes find their Gorges even more
attractive - like Dovžanova Soteska near Tržič,
Blejski Vintgar near Bled or Iški Vintgar
near Ljubljana,...or deep Canyons of the Soča River.
could well be impressed by some unusually shaped rocks like Igla
in Logarska dolina or Prisankovo okno on the way
to Vršič, for instance.
worldwide known and well recognized Caves like Postojna,
Škocjan, Pekel, Vilenica etc., there are also some
other exceptional Caves that might well astonish you even
more. There are Snowy Cave at the Mountain Raduha,
Icy Cave near Kočevje at Stojna. Among thousands
of Caves there are many smaller ones with their own special
features like Rotovnikova jama near Šoštanj or
Ravenska jama into which you can enter being
guided by a specialized and experienced guide.
are numerous lakes worth seeing - not only the famous Bled or
Bohinj or the intermittent Lake Cerknica - you will be
astonished with the beauty when you climb up to The Seven
Triglav lakes or visit The Wild Lake near Idrija,
Lovrenc Lakes at marshy moor at Pohorje
above Maribor, or for instance some picturesque lakes
created in the "dead curves" of the Rivers Drava.
Krka or Mura.
are saltpans in Sečovlje with its Museum of old-fashioned
salt producing and the "dead" - abolished saltpans Laguna
near Strunjan, or the highest Cliff at the Adriatic
coast - the well known Strunjan Cliffs that you
shouldn't miss should you go to the seaside.
is also known as the land of forests with some very old
and huge tree species being protected by a special law (not
only the famous "Najevska lipa" and a
thousand years old "Solčavska tisa" but also
the funny shaped "Kačja smreka" near Idrija
or the huge "Nujčev
hrast" at Bizeljsko
and there are some reserves of pragozd like the ones at Kočevje
Strmec at Stojna,
at Gorjanci and some
of those natural features are being well marked at numerous
woody, botanic or other "special paths", regarding
certain theme will lead you through Slovenia from the West to
east or from the North to South.
are three great and well known botanic gardens like
"Volčji Potok", "Mozirksi gaj"
and "Apline Botanic Garden "Alipna Julijana",
but there is also a nice botanic garden in Ljubljana, many
well preserved Parks or Gardens by some ancient Castles all
over Slovenia, some of them being protected as well.
let us remind you of some special "energetic
zones" spread all over the country - telling
us how closely tied we are with the Nature.
least but not last to mention there are numerous sites all
over Slovenia worth visiting for their geological or archaeological
features - Slovenia is very rich with some finds from
Neanderthal period, form Palaeozoic or Iron and Bronze Ages.
us mention some of the most valuable sites of the kind: Vače
near Litija and the famous "Vaška situla",
one of the three finds of the fossils of the snail Pereiraira gervaisi
Vajndol near Šentjernej,
Marmot skeletons found near Kamnik, or perhaps the
oldest ever wooden wheel found at Ljubljana Moor
nenavadnostjo privlačijo žvepleni izviri,
kakršen je na primer v Trebuši v Zgornjem Posočju, plinski
izviri ali mofete, kakršna je v Ivanjševcih, izviri
kisle vode na Jezerskem in v Logarski dolini, zaganjalke ali
presihajoči studenci, kakršen je na primer Minutnik pod