A misty morning in Bela Krajina


Known for its lakes, caves and castles, Slovenia is a beautiful little country on the northern edge of the Balkan peninsula. Formerly a part of Yugoslavia, Slovenia was the first country to gain its independence and avoided much of the later conflict in the region.

With a population of only 2 million people, Slovenia is small enough to explore from a central base. Saying that, there is a surprising amount to see and do in a relatively small footprint with a range of outdoor activities including caving, canoeing, hiking and boating. Slovenia even has a small piece of coast, just above Croatia and its seaside towns are extremely charming.

Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana, Slovenia with some people taking photos near the dragon

Legends of lakes, caves and dragons in Slovenia

Slovenia is a land imbued in magic and legend. The landscape is scattered with fairytale castles, mirrorlike lakes and caverns which extend deep underground, each with its own story to tell.

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