- Slovenia Luxury holidays
Slovenia is located in the southern part of central Europe, with a coastline on the Adriatic Sea and land borders with Croatia, Hungary, Austria and Italy, placing it in an important position along many of the long-distance land trade routes in that part of the continent. Overlooked for a long time by tourists, it actually has a huge range to offer, and has been growing steadily in popularity throughout the 21st century, not only with UK visitors, but also with those from the neighbouring countries - Italy in particular has seen a steep rise in the number of people taking a break in Slovenia, and this figure continues to grow steadily too.
Slovenia's alpine lakes
The Julian Alps form part of the north-west part of Slovenia, with the kinds of snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes you might normally only see on postcards. Lake Bled is even more picturesque than most, with tiny Bled Island in its centre. The island contains a small church which is a landmark destination for tourists and for religious pilgrims too, but also for couples getting married, and if you are lucky enough to visit the island when a wedding is taking place, you might witness the tradition of the groom carrying his bride up the steps and into the church, before ringing a bell for good luck.
A taste of Slovenia
Slovenia's cuisine is perhaps not the most unique in the world, combining the best of Mediterranean and Central European diets, but head to its second city, Maribor, and the continental climate means you will find another local produce - wine - which is well worth trying during any break in Slovenia.
When should I visit Slovenia?
There are plenty of things to do all year round in Slovenia, with a packed calendar of cultural events too. If you have children in tow, consider timing your visit to coincide with the major Pippi Longstocking Festival, the country's single largest event aimed at a younger audience. This is usually held in September, so look out for the dates of the next festival being announced as the autumn approaches, if the details have not already been made public. In more general terms, the simple answer to the question could prove to be 'as soon as possible', as the secret of Slovenia is well and truly out of the bag, and it seems only a matter of time before the number of tourists visiting the country rises substantially.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays are ideal for those who want to spoil themselves and enjoy a care-free break in style. If you want a private suite overlooking Lake Bled, you can. If you love nothing more than sampling a region’s wine, take advantage of the locally sourced tipples at your luxury hotel bar. The great thing about a luxury holiday is that it can be affordable. Luxury doesn’t always mean opulent 5-star grandeur. It can mean those little personal touches that turn a good holiday into something truly memorable. With its postcard-perfect towns and beautiful Alpine scenery, Slovenia is one of Europe’s prettiest luxury holiday destinations. Ideal for couples, it offers just about everything you could wish for from a luxury break.