|Although part of Yugoslavia after World War I, Slovenia has retained some of the character of its Austria-Hungarian past. Its magnificent scenery ranges from sandy beaches on the Adriatic to the snow-capped mountains of the Julian Alps. The country is divided into 12 regions:
An adjunct of Austria's Carinthia. Kope-Ribnisko Pohorje is the local ski resort and home of the tallest tree in central Europe.
Trbovlje is the center of the region. Nearby Mount Kum provides spectacular views.
Lljubljana, Slovenia's capital, is the primary attraction. Rich history back to Roman times. Site of numerous international festivals and trade fairs.
Part of the Primorje wine region
The coast is the Adriatic. Izola, Koper, Piran and Portoroz are charming seaside resorts
Karst refers to the limestone formations in caves and sinkholes. The Skocjan Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vilenica, near Divača, is is an old cave frequented by visitors since the 17th century. Sezana is a must for horse lovers. It is where the Lipizzaner horses originated at the Lipica Stud Farm.
The Pohorje Mountain Range, some of it part of the Podravje wine region. Mariborsko Pohorje is a ski area. The Drava River is the center of numerous tourist destinations, thermal spas and historic landmarks. Maribor, Slovenia's second city, is a thriving cultural center. Ptuj is Slovenia's oldest town.
Gorenjska (Upper Carniola):
The Julian Alps with wonderful mountains, lakes and resort towns. Kranjska Gora is a a popular summer resort as wellas ski center.
Goriska Brda and the Vipava Valley are part of the Primorje wine region. Triglav National Park has spectacular alpine landscapes. Archaeologists have discovered iron age graves at Most na Soči.
Weird limestone caves, A river which intermittently disappears underground.Cerknica Lake, Slovenia's largest.
The Sava is Slovenia's longest river. There are a number of towns with interesting castles. Kranjska Gora is one of three regional parks in Slovenia.
Part of the Podravje wine region. Zlata Radgonska Penina is the local sparling wine.
Radenci,Lendava and Moravske Toplice have famous thermal health resorts.
Beautiful alpine valleys. Roman Necropolis Archeological Park is splendid archaeological monument.
Part of the Posavje wine growing region. Metlika is one of the wine-poduction centers.
Particularly charming countryside. Dolenjske Toplice and Smarjeske Toplice are spas.