Adventure Sports

Agencies such as 3glav, Life Trek and OSA (opposite) organise a wide range of outdoor activities in and around Bled, including trekking, mountaineering rock climbing, ski touring, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, canyoning, caving, horse riding and paragliding. The 3glav agency's most popular trip is the Emerald River Adventure ( 55), an 11 -hour hiking and swimming foray into Triglav National Park and along the Soca River. A two-day guided ascent of Triglav from...

Sleeping Eating

Gostilna Pr' Kovac (At the Smith's 533 63 20, 041-414 046 Kropa 30 per person 20-25) This convivial and very popular gostilna (starters 1.70 to 8, mains 7.10 to 10 open lOam-llpm Tuesday to Sunday) in a lovely old house with outside seating just north of the Blacksmith Museum has three rooms available for between two and six people. Gostilna Pri Jarmu ( At the Yoke 533 67 50 Kropa 2 starters 2-3.75, mains 4.60-8, pizza 2.50-4.20 S 10am-midnight daily May-Sep, 10am-midnight Fri-TueOct-Jun) This...

Triglav National Park

Triglav National Park (Triglavski Narodni Park), with an area of almost 84,000 hectares (4 of Slovenian territory), is one of the largest national reserves in Europe. It is a pristine, visually spectacular world of rocky mountains - the centrepiece of which is Triglav (2864m), the country's highest peak -as well as river gorges, ravines, canyons, caves, rivers, streams, forests and alpine meadows. It is a popular weekend destination for all manner of activity, from hiking and mountain biking to...

Planinski Dom Kosenjak s

Pd.dravograd email.si S Thu-Sun Mar-mid-Nov Sat & Sun year-round) If you don your hiking boots and set out for Mt Kosenjak, there is accommodation at this 43 -bed Category II mountain lodge situated at 1169m north of Dravograd. Restavracija-Prenocisca Korosica ( s 878 69 11 www.korosica.si starters 3.70-5.75, mains 5.80-9.60 S7am-10pm, llam-midnight, 11am-10pm)This popular restaurant in Otiski Vrh (house No 25a) about 3km southeast of Dravograd has 15 comfortable rooms (singles doubles 34...

Central Pohorje Region

Travellers can easily sample Pohorje's recreational offerings along its eastern edge from Maribor and its western fringes from Slovenj Gradec and Dravograd in Koroska. But the pear-shaped massif s highest and most beautiful area is in the centre. Although it's true that the Pohorje peaks can't hold a candle to those of the Julian and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps - most here barely clear the 1500m mark - this is the only part of the country where you can appreciate the sheer vastness of the mountains...

Sleeping

Private rooms (per person 12-25) are easy to come by in Bovec, and the tourist office and other agencies have hundreds on their lists. Kamp Polovnik ( 389 60 07, 031-344 417 www .kamp-polovnik.com per adult child 6.70 4.80 S Apr-0ct) About 500m southeast of the Hotel Kanin, this is the closest camping ground to Bovec. It is small but in an attractive setting. Kamp Liza ( 389 63 70 per person 8 S Apr-0ct) This littie site is further afield in Vodenca, 2.5km southeast of the town centre at the...

Nova Stifta

The Church of the Assumption of Mary (CerkevMarije Vnebovzete 836 99 43,041-747188 S lOam-noon & 2-6pm) at Nova Stifta, in the foothills of the Velika Gora 6km west of Ribnica, is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Slovenia. Completed in 1671, the baroque church is unusual for its shape - both the nave and the presbytery are in the form of an octagon. The arcade on the west side fronting the entrance accommodated extra pilgrims on important holy days. The church proved so popular...

The Socaisonzo Front

The breakthrough in the Soca Front (more commonly known as the Isonzo Front) by the combined Austro-Hungarian and German forces near Caporetto (Kobarid) in October 1917 was one of the greatest military campaigns fought on mountainous terrain and one of the costliest ever fought in terms of human life. By the time the fighting had stopped 17 days later, hundreds of thousands of soldiers lay dead or wounded, writhing and screaming in the blood-drenched earth, gassed and mutilated beyond...

Pleterje Monastery

Located 9km southwest of Kostanjevica na Krki, the enormous Pleterje Monastery (Samostan Pleterje 308 12 25 admission free S7.30am-6pm) belongs to the Carthusians, the strictest of all Roman Catholic monastic orders. The Gothic Holy Trinity Church (also called the Old Gothic Church or Stara Gotska Cerkev), 250m up a linden-lined path from the car park, is the only part of the complex open to the general public. But the monastery's location in a narrow valley between slopes of the Gorjanci Hills...

Tivoli Recreation Centre Map pp S

Celovska cesta 25) in Park Tivoli has an indoor swimming pool (open mid-September to June), a fitness centre, clay tennis courts and a roller-skating rink (which becomes an ice rink from mid-August to February). It also has a popular sauna called Zlati Klub (Gold Club morning 12, afternoon 14.60 S lOam-IOpm Mon, Wed, Thu & Sun, lOam-llpm Fri & Sat, women only lOam-IOpm Tue) with saunas, steam room, splash pools and outside swimming pool surrounded by high walls so you can sunbathe ait...

Nightclubs

D'Place (Map pp62-3 040-626 901 www.dub-dplace .com, in Slovene Smartinska cesta 152, BTC Shopping Centre S 10pm-6am Thu-Sat) This new club with different themed evenings (eg hip-hop and R'n'B on Saturday) in the Kolosej multiplex cinema at BTC City Shopping Centre has been making quite a splash since it opened in mid-2006. Funfactory (Map p75 428 96 90 Industrijska Cona Rudnlk, Jurckova cesta 224 S9pm-dawn Thu-Sat) Ljubljana's biggest club is hidden in a shopping centre opposite the Leclerc...

Minoritski Trg Mestni

On the east side of Minoritski trg, which has a 17th-century plague pillar of Mary and the Infant Jesus in the centre, is the massive Minorite monastery (MinoritskiSamostan 771 3091 Minoritski trg 1 S by appointment), which was built in the 13th century. Because the Franciscan Minorites dedicated themselves to teaching, the order was not dissolved under the edict issued by Habsburg Emperor Joseph II in the late 18th century, and it has continued to function in Ptuj for more than seven...

Orientation

The heart of Rogaska Slatina is the spa complex, an attractive - and architecturally important - group of neoclassical, Secessionist and Plecnik-style buildings surrounding a long landscaped garden called Zdraviliski trg (Health Resort Square). The hotels and central Terapija building to the north and northeast are late 1960s and '70s vintage and not in keeping with the rest of the lovely square. Rogaska Slatina's bus station is south of Zdraviliski trg on Celjska cesta. The train station is...

Typhoid Hepatitis A

These are spread through contaminated food (particularly shellfish) and water. Typhoid can cause septicaemia hepatitis A causes liver inflammation and jaundice. Neither is usually fatal, but recovery can be prolonged. Typhoid vaccine (typhim Vi, typherix) will give protection for three years. In some countries, the oral vaccine Vivotif is also available. Hepatitis A vaccine (Avaxim, VAQTA, Havrix) is given as an injection a single dose will give protection for up to a year, a booster after a...

Museum Of Modern

Housed in an ugly modern building (Edvard Ravnikar 1939-51), the inwardly vibrant and inspiring Museum of Modern Art (Moderna Galerija Map pp62-3 241 68 00 www.mg-lj.si Cankar-jeva cesta 15 adult student & senior 4.20 2.10 S 10am-6pm Tue-Sun) exhibits a permanent collection of 20th-century Slovenian art on two floors that helps put some of the socialist-inspired work of sculptors such as Jakob Savinsek (Protest) into artistic perspective. Watch out for works by Tone Kralj (Peasant Wedding),...

The Culture

Slovenes are a sophisticated and well-educated people. They have a reputation for being sober-minded, hard-working, dependable and honest - a Germanic bent that is the result of 600-plus years in the orbit of the Habsburgs. But they retain something of their Slavic character, even if their spontaneity is a little more planned and their expressions of passion a little more muted than that of their Slavic neighbours to the south. Think quietly conservative, deeply self-confident, broadminded and...

Lipica Stud Farm

The 311-hectare stud farm (Kobilarna Lipica 739 15 80 www.llpica.org Lipica 5 S 8am-6pm) can be visited on a guided tour (adult student 7 3.50 S hourly 9-11am & 1-6pm daily Jul-Aug 10-11am & 1-5pm Mon-Frl, 9-11am & 1-6pm Sat & Sun Apr-Jun, Sep & Oct 11am & hourly 1-3pm Mon-Fri, hourly 10-11am & hourly 1-4pm Sat & Sun Mar, 11am & hourly 1-3pm dally Nov-Feb). The tours begin opposite the information and ticket office wait by the sign bearing the name of the language you...

History

The area of present-day Slovenia has been setded since the Palaeolithic Age. Tools made of bone that date back to between 100,000 and 60,000 BC have been found in a cave at Mt Olseva, north of Solcava in Stajerska's Upper Savinja Valley. During the Bronze Age (around 2000 to 900 BC), marsh dwellers farmed and raised cattle in the area south of present-day Ljubljana - the Ljubljansko Barje - and at Lake Cerknica. They lived in round huts set on stilts and traded with other peoples along the...

Mithra The Great Sacrifice

Mithraism, the worship of the god Mithra, originated in Persia. As Roman rule extended into the west, the religion became extremely popular with traders, imperial slaves and mercenaries of the Roman army, and spread rapidly throughout the empire in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. In fact, Mithraism was the principal rival of Christianity until Constantine came to the throne in the 4th century. Mithraism was a mysterious religion and its devotees (mostly male) were sworn to secrecy. What little is...

Skocjan Caves

Visiting the caves ( 763 28 40,708 21 10 www.park -skocjanske-jame.si Skocjan 2 adult child senior & student 10.85 4.20 7.50 TO-hrtours hourly S 10am-5pm Jun-Sep 10am, 1pm & 3.30pm Apr, May & Oct 10am & 1pm Mon-Sat, 10am, 1pm& 3pm Sun Nov-Mar) involves a shepherded two-hour walking tour that includes hundreds of steps and ends with a rickety funicular ride. The ticket office (S 9am-last tour) sells all kinds of literature, including the 1 6000 Regijski Park Skocjanske Jame...

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Anthony Mine Shaft 5 C2 Gewerkenegg Castle 6 B2 Idrija Lace-making School .(see 10) C2 Maria Theresa Theatre 8 C2 Miners' Houses 9 C1 Municipal Museum (see 6) Old School 10 B2 Town Hall 11 B2 Anthony Mine Shaft 5 C2 Gewerkenegg Castle 6 B2 Idrija Lace-making School .(see 10) C2 Maria Theresa Theatre 8 C2 Miners' Houses 9 C1 Municipal Museum (see 6) Old School 10 B2 Town Hall 11 B2 Dijaski Dom Nikolaj Pirnat 12 C1 Gostilna Pri Skafarju 13 B2 GostisCe Barbara (see 5) Gostilna Kos 14 D1 Gostilna...

The Human Fish

Proteus anguinus is one of the most mysterious creatures in the world. A kind of salamander, but related to no other amphibian, it is the largest known permanent cave-dwelling vertebrate. The blind little fellow lives hidden in the pitch black for up to a century and can go for years without food. The chronicler Valvasor wrote about the fear and astonishment of local people when an immature 'dragon' was found in a karst spring near Vrhnika in the late 17th century, but he judged it to be 'an...

Upper Savinja Valley

The Upper Savinja Valley (Zgornja Savinjska Dolina) refers to the drainage areas and tributaries of the Savinja River from its source in the eastern Savinja Alps to a gorge at Letus, 12km northwest of Sempeter. Bounded by forests, ancient churches, traditional farmhouses and Alpine peaks higher than 2000m, the valley is a land of breathtaking beauty. There are activities here to suit every taste and inclination - from hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing to fishing, kayaking and swimming...

The Boards The Bees

The keeping of honeybees (species Apis) has been an integral part of Slovenian agriculture since the 16th century when ajda (buckwheat) was first planted on fallow ground to allow the more intensive use of farm land. Bees favour buckwheat, so Slovenia, especially the alpine regions of Carniola (Kranjska), was soon awash in honey for cooking and beeswax for candles. Originally bees were kept in hollow logs or woven baskets, but the entire hive was damaged when the honeycomb was removed. The...

Ljubljana

With a dazzling hilltop castle as her crown and the emerald-green Ljubljanica River at her feet, Ljubljana is a princess in size (petite). But her pint size conceals a wealth of culture, sights, activities and good old-fashioned fun that would be the envy of a city twice her extent. And best of all, everything is within such easy reach - a mere stroll or cycle away. The princess, whose name almost means 'beloved' (ljubljena) in Slovene, is also a working girl. As the country's political,...

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This wide and fertile valley stretches southeast from Nova Gorica into the Karst. Some of the red wines produced here are world class, and Vipava Merlot is among the best wines of Central Europe. It's an excellent place to tour by car or bike ask the tourist office in Nova Gorica for the brochure Wine Road of the Lower Vipava Valley. The Vipava Valley is where the Romans first launched their drive into the Danube region, and it was overrun by the Goths, Huns and Langobards from the 4th to 6th...

Gallery Of Galleries

Ljubljana is awash in galleries both public and commercial. The following are among the best. City Gallery Mestrii trg (Mestna Galerija Map p66-7 241 17 70 www.mestna-galerlja.si Mestnl trg 5 admission free S 10am-6pm Tue-Sat, lOam-lpm Sun) Carikarjevo riabrezje ( 241 17 90 Cankarjevo nabrezje 11 same hr) Rotating displays of contemporary painting, sculpture and graphic art. DESSA Architectural Gallery (Map p66-7 251 40 74 www.dessa.si Zldovska steza 4 admission free 10am-3pm Mon-Fri) Small...

Tourist Information

Alpine Association of Slovenia (Planinska Zveza Slovenlje Map pp62-3 general Info 43456 80, ac commodation Info SS 434 56 90 www.pzs.si Dvorzakova ullca 9 S 8am-5pm Mon, 8am-3pm Tue-Frl) Information about hiking and mountain huts throughout the country, Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre (TIC Map pp66-7 306 12 15 www.ljubljana-tourlsm. si Kresija Bldg,Stritarjeva ullca S 8am-9pm Jun-Sep, Central Pharmacy 1 C3 Chemo Express 2 B3 Cyber Caf Xplorer 3 D2 European Union House 4 B6 112) Hlda...

Gay Lesbian Travellers

There's a national gay rights law in place that bans discrimination in employment and other areas on the basis of sexual preference, and homosexuals are allowed in the military. Outside Ljubljana, however, there is little evidence of a gay presence, much less a lifestyle. K4 Roza (Map pp62-3 01-430 47 40 Kersnikova ul 4) in Ljubljana is made up of the gay and lesbian branches of Skuc (www.skuc.org), which stands for Studentski Kulturni Center (Student Cultural...

Festivals Events

Major cultural and sporting events are listed in the Festivals & Events section of individual towns and cities. The following abbreviated list gives you a taste of what to expect. For a fuller list look under 'Events' on the website of the Slovenian Tourist Board (www. slovenia -tourism.si) and in the STB's annual Calendar of Major Events in Slovenia. Women's World Cup Slalom and Giant Slalom Competition (Golden Fox), Pohorje (www.pohorje .org) One of the major international ski events...

Around Bled Vintgar Gorge

One of the easiest and most satisfying day trips from Bled is to Vintgar Gorge Soteska Vintgar adult child student 3 2.10 2.50 S 8am-7pm late Apr-Oct , some 4km to the northwest. The highlight is the 1600m wooden walkway, built in 1893 and continually rebuilt since. It criss-crosses the swirling Radovna River four times over rapids, waterfalls and pools before reaching 13m-high Sum Waterfall. The entire walk is spectacular, although it can get pretty wet and slippery. There are little snack...

Music

MCD Shop Map pp66-7 425 17 06 Miklosiceva cesta 2 S 9am-8pm Mon-Frl, 9am-2pm Sat This is Ljubljana's best music shop, with informed and very helpful staff. Musikalje Map pp66-7 426 70 36 Trg Francoske Revoluclje 6 S9am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat This atmospheric shop near the Krizanke is the place in Ljubljana for classical music, scores and instruments. Spin Vinyl Map pp66-7 2511018 www.spinvinyl.si Gallusovo nabrezje 13 S 10.30am-7pm Mon-Fri,10am-2pm Sat amp Sun A sizeable collection of old...

Food Drink

Little Slovenia can boast an incredibly varied cuisine, with many different regional styles of cooking. Unfortunately, except for a few national favourites such as ilikrofi stuffed pasta from Idrija and brodet fish soup from the coast in Primorska, the distinctive bucno olje pumpkinseed oil from Stajerska and an incredibly rich dessert called gibanica from Prekmurje, you're not likely to encounter many of these regional specialities on restaurant menus. This is home-cooking at its finest, and...

Big Men For Big Times

Slovenian folktales are rife with fairies, witches and things that go bump in the night, but among the most common stories are those describing the derring-do of'super heroes', whose strong wills and unusual strength enabled them to overcome evil and conquer their brutish enemies. The legends are not limited to one geographical area. Peter Klepec, who swept away his enemies using trees uprooted with his bare hands, lived on the Kolpa River and is associated with Bela Krajina. Another hero...

Index

Also camping activities 14, 273-4, iff also individual activities Adleslci Bel 221 air pollution 42 air travel 286-8 airlines 286-7 airports 286-7 to from Australia 287 to from continental europe 287 to from the UK 287-8 to from the USA amp Canada 288 within Slovenia 291 alcohol 276 animals Aqullela ancient city 23 architecture 36-9 art galleries 73,iff also museums Bozidar Jakac Gallery Dol 210 Kamen Gallery Gor 108 Koroska Gallery of Fine Arts 261 Lamut Art Salon Dol 209 Mlha Males Gallery...

Vilenica Divaca Caves

The 803m-long Vilenica Cave Jama Vilenica 734 42 59, 051-648 711 www.vilenlca.com adult child 5 3.35 S 10am, 3pm amp 5pmSun May-Sep 3pm Sun Oct-Apr is 2km northwest of Lokev, halfway between Divaca and Lipica. It was the first karst cave to open to the public in the early 19th century and still welcomes guests every Sunday year-round. Divaca Cave Dlvaska Jama 031-522 785,041-671 183 divaska.jama divaca.net adult child 5 3.35 S 3pm Sun May-Oct , about 3km northeast on the road to Divaca, is only...

Activities

The Slovenian Alpine Trail passes through Stari Trg and the centre of Slovenj Gradec before continuing up to Mala Kopa 1524m , where it meets the E6. There is a Category II 48-bed mountain hut at 1102m to the northwest called Koca pod Kremzarjevim Vrhom s 884 48 83 041-832 035 S Wed-Mon late Apr-Sep, Sat amp Sun Oct-late Apr . The E6 heads north through Vuhred and Radlje ob Dravi to Austria, and the Slovenian Alpine Trail carries on eastward to Rogla and Mari-bor. There is more accommodation on...

Zlatorog And His Golden Horns

The oft-told tale of Zlatorog, the mythical chamois gams in Slovene with the golden horns who lived on Mt Triglav and guarded its treasure, almost always involves some superhuman or, in this case, superantelopine feat that drastically changed the face of the mountain. But don't let Slovenes convince you that their ancient ancestors passed on the tale. The Zlatorog story first appeared in the Laibacher Zeitung Ljubljana Gazette in 1868 during a period of Romanticism and national awakening. This...

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Just south of the village of Kozarisce population 240 , in the secluded Loz Valley Loska Dolina some 21km southeast of Cerknica, stands 16th-century Renaissance Sneznik Castle Grad Sneznik 705 78 14 www.postojna-cave .com . Surrounded by a large and protected park, it is one of the loveliest and best-situ-ated fortresses in Slovenia. The entrance to the casde, formerly the property of the Schonburg-Waldenburg family, who used what they called Schneeberg as a summer residence and a hunting lodge...

Kidriceva Ulica

One of the most colourful streets in Koper, Kidriceva ulica starts at Carpacciov trg, where the Column of St Justina Steber Sv Justine com memorates Koper's contribution - a galley -to the Batde of Lepanto in which Turkey was defeated by the European powers in 1571. Nearby is a large Roman covered basin that now serves as a fountain. At the southern end of the square is the arched Taverna, a onetime salt warehouse dating from the 15th century. To Dijaski in Studentski Dom Koper 100m...

Hiking Cycling

The 1 25,000-scale map called Bovec z Okolico Bovec with Surroundings 7.20 lists a number of walks and hikes ranging from a two-hour stroll south to Cezsoca and the protected gravel deposits in the Soca to an ascent of Rombon 2208m , which would take a good five hours one way. The smaller-scaled 1 40,000 Bovec 7.20 also has walks in the area. Ask the tourist office for the pamphlet Kolesarske Poti Cycle Tracks, which lists a half-dozen trips of various degrees of difficulty. The Kanin Mountain...

Slovenian

Triglav Map pp66-7 430 1 0 21 Mala ulica 5 salads amp soups 2.80-3.75, mains 5-9.60 S 7am-10pm Mon-Fri Primarily a lunch place, Triglav has stopped serving a mishmash of cuisines and dishes -from ramen soup and curries to tortillas - and embraced its name. It now serves traditional Slovenian dishes only. Gostilna Pri Pavli Map pp66-7 425 92 75 Stari trg 21 starters 4.10-5.40, mains 5.80-10.85 S8am-11pm A wonderful holdover from the socialist era, 'Paula's Place' is an attractive, country-style...

Waggin Dragons

Ljubljana's town hall is topped with a golden dragon, a symbol of Ljubljana but not an ancient one as many people assume. Just before the turn of the 20th century a wily mayor named Ivan Hribar apparently persuaded the authorities in Vienna that Ljubljana needed a new crossing over the Ljubljanica, and submitted plans for a 'Jubilee Bridge' to mark 50 years of the reign of Franz Joseph. The result, the much-loved Dragon Bridge Zmajski Most was built to the northeast, off Vodnikov trg, and...

Logarska Dolina Logar Valley

0 Hotel Plesnik amp Tourist Office J- f-'j - f 3 -o i p -'1- 1 O r'j fs Z 0 lt Carniola Kranjska , Carinthia Koroska and Styria Stajerska . Ask the tourist office for the Trail around Logarska brochure. Opposite Dom Planincev below is a trail leading to Susica Waterfall and Klemenca Cave. Another magnificent and much less explored valley, the 6km-long Matkov Kot, runs parallel to Logarska Dolina and the border with Austria. You can reach here by road by turning west as you leave Logarska...

Slovenia Outdoors

Slovenes live very active, very outdoorsy lives, and it won't be long before you're invited to join in the fun. Indeed, these are the people who invented skiing almost four centuries ago, and hiking and climbing clubs across the country count some 55,000 paid-up members. And according to local tradition, Slovenes can't even describe themselves as such until they have reached the top of Mt Triglav pl28 . It is a tradition in Slovenia to greet everyone you pass while hiking or climbing. Generally...

Travel Agencies

Erazem Map pp62-3 430 55 37 www.erazem.net basement, Miklosiceva cesta 26 S 10am-5pm Mon-Fri, lOam-lpm Sat Jun-Sep noon-5pm Mon-Fri Oct-May Popular with backpackers and students staff make plane, train and ferry bookings and sell ISIC, ITIC and IYTC cards. Globtour Map pp62-3 244 13 20 www.globtour .si Maximarket passageway, Trg Republike 1 S 9am-7pm Mon-Fri, 9am-noon Sat Kompas Slovenska testa Map pp66-7 200 62 22 www .kompas.net Slovenska cesta 36 S 9am-7pm Mon-Frl, 9am-12.30pm Sat...

Getting There Around

Buses make the run to Terme Catez 1.30,10 minutes, 4.5km at least once an hour. There are some four buses a day to Bizeljsko 2.60, 30 minutes, 18km and Ljubljana 9.60, three hours, 109km , and six to Kostanjevica 3, 45 minutes, 24km and Novo Mesto 5.10, one hour, 44km . As many as 15 trains a day serve Brezice from Ljubljana 6, l3A hours, 107km via Zidani Most, Sevnica and Krsko 1,10 minutes, 9km . Many of these trains then cross the Croatian border near Dobova and carry on to Zagreb. You can...

Strunjan

For centuries past the people who lived at Strunjan, a peninsula halfway between Izola and Piran, were engaged in making salt you'll see the disused pans spread out before you on the descent along the main road route No 111 from the Belvedere tourist complex. Today the area is protected, and this is because of the expanded 429-hectare Strunjan Country Park Krajinski Park Strun jan , which contains the saltpans and the contiguous Stjuza Lagoon, both classified as natural monuments. Although...

Boating Cruises

Maona Tourist Agency rents out boats, and you can also hire them on the grassy beach area direcdy west of the Metropol Hotel. Spinaker 674 54 20,041 -281 133 www.spinaker.si Soncna pot 8 1 2 4h r 38 67 112 S 10am-6pm May-Sep can take five of you sailing along the coast to Piran and beyond from the main pier in Portoroz. There are also cruises on the Solinarka 031-653 682, 040-648 376 poropat siol .net adult child 6.70 4.20 S varies tour boat from Portoroz to Piran and Strunjan and back and a...

Ljubno ob Savinji to Solcava

Two kilometres before the town of Ljubno ob Savinji population 1160 , there's the option for a detour to two historical towns along route No 225. Radmirje population 470 , 1km to the southwest, is very picturesque with Stajerska-style hayracks and two important churches the 16th-century Church ofStMichael in the centre of town and the 18th-century pilgrimage Church of St Francis Xavier 584 10 96 Radmirje 50 on Straza Hill, containing a rich treasury of Mass vestments donated by the kings of...

Boating Rafting

The Ljubljana Rowing Club Veslaski Klub Ljubljana Map p75 283 8712 www.vesl-klub-ljubljanlca.si in Slovene Vellka Colnarska ulica 20 per hrfrom 2.50 S 10am- 7pm mld-May-Sep in Trnovo has dinghies and larger rowing boats for hire on the Ljubljanica River. Skok Sport Map pp62-3 512 44 02, 040-218 000 www.skok-sport.si Marinovseva cesta 8 in Sentvid, 8km northwest of Center, organises rafting trips on the Sava, from Medvode to Brod for 15 and from Boka to Trnovo for 30. They can also arrange kayak...