Casinos in Slovenia

If you?re a regular gambler who likes to travel the world and put your hobby into practice, then you might also be interested in knowing more about gaming in Slovenia. The first thing that you need to be informed of is represented by the regulation. This way, you are going to start gaming in Slovenia the right way, without being faced to particular issues.Read More →

Maribor

The main artery of Gornja Štajerska is the Drava River, which cut its path between Kozjak in the north, and Pohorje in the south. From Maribor onwards it flows through flat land, it has flown that way since long time before the first settlements were founded there. On the east, there is another big river of Styria, Mura, and on the south, it flows much smaller (except when it?s flooded) river Dravinja. An extensive area around Pohorje hills is named Pohorsko Podravje. Geologically, Pohorje is a part of the Central Alps, as it is almost entirely built of metamorphic andRead More →

Sticky

Dear Traveler, Welcome on Sloveniaholidays.org! The main intention of my website (blog Slovenia) is to give you first hand information about Slovenia and Slovenia holidays. My first reason for making this site is because I believe many of you don’t know much about Slovenia simply because there aren’t enough sources from which you could learn about Slovenia. Slovenia has a lot to offer, but tourist agencies don’t do much to promote it and many people even in our neighboring countries don’t know where Slovenia is – for example, many people in southern Italy don’t know what is Slovenia (Italy bordersRead More →

Trbovlje

Administrative region of  Zasavje is not considered as Spodnja Štajerska anymore (even less than Posavska), but it would be the right thing to mention it here. Especially because geographic area from west of Ljubljana Basin to the hills around the Sotla River is called Posavsko hribovje, recently also Vzhodno Predalpsko hribovje. The area contains almost 10% of the area of Slovenia, and it is more than 25 kilometers wide and 70 kilometers long.Read More →

Sticky

Slovenia is a beautiful country in central Europe, bordering Italy to the west, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest, Croatia to the south and east, Hungary to the northeast and Austria to the north. The official language in Slovenia is Slovenian language.The highest mountain in Slovenia is Mount Triglav (2864m). The capital city is Ljubljana (300.000 citizens). Slovenia is a member of European Union, the Eurozone (?), the Schengen area, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, NATO, UNESCO, WTO and UN. According to Global Peace index ranking, Slovenia is 9th safest country in theRead More →

Turn castle Brestanica

Also Spodnja Štajerska is divided into several parts. At the upper part of the Savinja River, there is Zgornja Savinjska dolina valley with Logarska dolina, one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys, where the river Sava springs in the waterfall Rinka. Zadrečka dolina by the river Dreta is also considered a part of Zgornja Savinjska dolina. The highest mountains in this area are part of Kamnik-Savinja Alps (Planjava, Ojstrica), but also Oljševa with Potočka zijalka and Velika Raduha (2062 m) with Snežna jama are very famous. Two of the biggest settlements there are Solčava with gothic parish church of SaintRead More →

Maribor

Styria is the largest Slovenian region. It is probably going to be divided into three parts ? new administrative regions. In that area, Styria is going to be divided into two parts, one at the Drava River ? Podravje or Gornja Štajerska (Upper Styria), and the other at the Savinja River ? Savinjska or Spodnja Štajerska (Lower Styria). Let?s take a look at Spodnja Štajerska for the beginning, also because we can reach Savinjska and then Gornja Štajerska over already mentioned passes Črnivec, Motnik, Trojane and Kanderše.Read More →

Prekmurje

Region around the Mura River is considered as a part of or an extension of the Pannonian Plain. A part, which lies over the Mur River, is named Prekmurje, and it is divided into two parts, the hilly and the flat part. Goričko (Nature Park) is the northernmost region of Slovenia. From the border of three countries (Slovenia, Hungary, Austria), it descends to a flat land (Ravensko, Dolinsko) of southern Prekmurje and over Mur River passes to a hilly region of Slovenske gorice. For many centuries, the Mur River region with Porabje was a battlefield, so it was hardly worthRead More →

Under the authority of Austria, Notranjska was part of Carniola, which extended from Ljubljana Basin to Kras and Istria. Borders of Notranjska are not simple to define at all. The best way to do this is probably to follow the borders of former municipalities, today administrative units. Notranjska consisted of municipalities Vrhnika, Logatec, Postojna and Ilirska Bistrica, while Idrija has always been specialty in administrative and language respect. It has been considered as a part of Severna Primorska, Notranjska and even Ljubljana. Also the municipality Ilirska Bistrica wants to become a part of the new coastal province, instead of Notranjska.Read More →

Sovenj Gradec

A major part of the Carinthia region was given to Austria after the plebiscite in 1920, but Slovenian boys are still living by the Drava River, as their folk song says. Our ancestors enthroned the dukes of Carinthia at the Zollfeld. They were the successors of Slovenian principality of Carinthia ? the cradle of Slovenian nation. Only two small pieces of Carinthia remained within Slovenian borders ? smaller one, Jezersko, and bigger Mežiška dolina. The latter is known for its industry, which is still active today. Iron industry moved from Prevalje to Ravne. Upper Mežiška dolina ends after former mineRead More →