- Slovenia Family holidays
Slovenia has the kind of geography you might ask for from a continental European vacation. Mountain peaks with little lakes trapped in their valleys, plus a coastline on the Adriatic, make family holidays in Slovenia an ideal way to take in some sightseeing and photo opportunities in a country you might not have visited before - and of course, the chance to hit the beach for some rest and recuperation in the sun during the warmest of the summer months.
The church on the lake
Probably the single most photographed view in the whole of Slovenia is the church in the middle of Lake Bled. To be more precise, there is a tiny island in the middle of the lake, and the church is built on this. It has become a pilgrimage destination for religious travellers from all over Europe, but it is also a tourist attraction whether or not you are religious, and is well worth a visit during a family package holiday in Slovenia.
Too many cooks?
One unusual feature of a family package holiday in Slovenia is the selection of food that might be served to you if you opt for a fully catered trip. That is because Slovenian cuisine tends to borrow heavily from the neighbouring countries - which include Croatia, Hungary, Austria and Italy. In a sense this highlights the fact that Slovenia is at a crossroads within Europe, and pulls together the cultures of all of the countries around it, making it a melting pot for all of their different flavours and cooking techniques. Of course, if you don't like the sound of these different countries' cooking combined, you can always book to stay in self-catered accommodation and prepare your own dinners using whichever ingredients you like the sound of.
Time to shine
Both Italy and the UK are gradually recognising and appreciating the potential of Slovenia as a tourism destination, and if you want to beat the crowd, it's a perfect time to book cheap family holidays to Slovenia before demand begins to rise - potentially taking ticket costs upwards too. The pilgrims who make the journey to Bled for religious purposes have kept the island and the church almost a secret for many years, but with Italian visitors in particular increasing fast, it could be Slovenia's time to shine once and for all.
Why Slovenia is so great for families
Slovenians love children, which is why they always go out of their way to make sure that younger visitors are given the same enthusiastic welcome as grown-ups. Family holidays to Slovenia are a great chance to explore some of Europe's most beautiful landscapes, from beaches to mountains and lakes. Slovenia also has a wonderful variety of family-focused attractions, suited to children of all ages. All of this, combined with Slovenians' delicious local cuisine and laid-back approach to life, means that tired families can quickly unwind in an environment like no other.