Although Slovenia is a small country, its incredibly diverse landscape and abundant indigenous flora and fauna make it is a prime Eastern European self catering holiday location. Many visitors come to Slovenia to enjoy the breathtaking lakes, such as the famous Lake Bled or to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, white water rafting and canoeing to name just a few. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Slovenian holiday accommodation, by renting a Slovenian self-catered apartment or house, you allow yourself the chance to live like a local and relish the stunning scenery in private. This country can be enjoyed all year round; hiking and other exciting excursions and leisure activities are popular in summer, whilst the ski slopes are packed in winter. Alternatively visitors have the opportunity to discover Slovenia’s rich history by taking a trip to some of its many museums, castles, churches and galleries.
Carniola: As the traditional and historical region of Slovenia, this region was formerly the crown land. Divided into Inner Carniola, Lower Carniola and Upper Carniola , one can find some of the greatest castles, museums and galleries Slovenia has to offer here.
Prekmurje is the easternmost region of Slovenia. It borders Hungary to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Croatia to the south and the Slovenian region of Styria to the southwest. Renting a Slovenian holiday home here could provide the perfect gateway to further travels around Eastern Europe.
Slovenia is famous for providing visitors with some of the most exciting outdoor activities. The sparkling blue Lake Bled, surrounded by forests and small cliffs including a castle perched atop a steep climb and featuring a small island with a gorgeous Austrian- inspired church and steeple right in the centre of the lake, is one of the most beautiful corners of Europe. There are plenty of walks around Lake Bled, and one can visiting the castle, the caves, take boat rides to the island, bike ride and do toboggan runs. A last minute holiday to Slovenia could be the refreshing break you need.
Slovenia is fortunate enough to enjoy a Mediterranean climate on its coasts and continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east. The best time to visit is between May and October, as it’s the warmest and driest time, with average the average temperature a balmy 21°C. A jumper may be needed in the evenings for trekking in the mountains, even in the summer. The average temperature drops to 0°C in winter, and it can get very cold and snowy in the Alpine area and very damp and windy along the coast.
Slovenia’s national carrier Adria Airways offers regular schedule flights from London, Manchester (MAN) and Dublin (DUB) to Ljubljana Airport (LJU). Lufthansa, Air France and First Choice also fly to Ljubljana and with easyJet cheap flights to Slovenia rates start as low as 45EUR. If you plan to travel by car, Slovenia can be entered by crossing Italy’s, Austria’s or Hungary’s border. Slovenia’s highways are good and clearly signposted, and you will find rest stops, inns with overnight accommodation and motels on your way.