Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain meets the Karst, bordering Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary.
This small green country measures 20,273 km2 in area, and is home to sincere, hospitable people of great diligence.
Slovenia lies in central Europe and it’s just a few hours’ travel from Venice or Vienna. Slovenia has good road links, and daily flights from numerous European cities. As a maritime nation, Slovenia can also be reached by sea.
The majority of drivers enter Slovenia by motorway (vignette needed). Local roads are the most picturesque and interesting routes around the country, and provide the best opportunity to get to know its natural beauty and its sights.
Nature has combined and interwoven great natural riches in this small piece of Europe and granted Slovenia extraordinary variety and diversity that is still well preserved today. Over a third of the country’s territory lies within the Europe-wide network of Natura 2000 protected areas, while other valuable areas have been proclaimed major parks and reserves.