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Cheap Flights to Slovenia

Getting off the beaten track can be an eye-opening experience for travelers on a European vacation. One can visit countries not as frequented as France, Germany, and other tourism hotspots. Central Europe features some potentially fun places to visit, such as Slovenia. This part of the Adriatic region is fascinating due to its richness in natural beauty, which invites visitors to engage in several outdoor activities.

The small-town culture of Slovenia is also an interesting aspect to experience. The towns in the countryside seem to have an idyllic life, being close to nature while having the comforts of daily life. One will see this, especially in the popular mountainous areas of the country. The towns let one can relax in a laidback atmosphere after roughing it out on the hills, and check out the local eateries and shops.

What to see & do

As one of the country's most diverse regions in terms of terrain, Primorska should be high on the list of possible destinations. One can climb mountains in Soca Valley area or go rafting on the river. The picturesque setting can be fascinating to behold as the river springs from the limestone mountains in the Alps. It goes all way from mountain meadows, steep gorges, and mountains to Italy. One will also find here the Triglav National Park, currently the only reserve in the country. Mount Triglav, standing at 2,864 meters high, is the main highlight here. Active leisure time is best enjoyed here, with only a minimum of infrastructure available to preserve the natural landscape.

Those going in the area will find a variety of towns around Soca Valley that features delightful attractions. One of them is Kobarid, a small town in the shadow of the majestic Mount Kru. One can check out here various enjoyable pursuits, from rafting and kayaking to exploring the town. There’s a wide array of restaurants here, where one can savor traditional Slovenian fare or try out other dishes. The Kobarid Museum is also here, which displays the history of the Soca or Isonzo Front in the time of World War I. The exhibits here are recognized throughout Europe, as it was once voted the best museum in 1993.

From here, one can visit Tolmin, the largest town and administrative center of Soca Valley. It has an excellent library and a high school that tourists can visit. One can then continue the sightseeing to the old town center, where the Museum of Tolmin is nearby. The whole history of Posocje region can be seen here, which can be fascinating to learn about after viewing the Javorca, a beautiful monument commemorating World War I. After exploring the whole of Tolmin, tourists can then venture to Trebusa, where one can enjoy going to the gorges and waterfalls. The town itself is also delightful with a unique steam-powered museum train and a car train running between Bohinj and Bled. It is also famous for Tolmin cheese, which farmers churn in their alpine cattle ranches.

How to get around

A variety of public transport options are available in Slovenia. One can visit various parts of the country by bus, which can be convenient for those transferring from one nearby city to the other. The Slovenian Railways, a train service, is also available here which plies the routes between Ljubljana and Maribor. Those who prefer moving around on their own can hire a car in the duration of their stay. One should prepare an International Drivers' License before going to the country, though. Tourists looking for cycling adventures can also be accommodated here, as they can rent one from the major cities.

How to get there

Travelers who want to visit the country can schedule connecting flights to Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport. Regular passenger services and special charter trips are arranged here. Some of the airlines here are Adria Airways, Air France, Air Serbia, Arkia Israel Airlines, easyJet, Finnair, Montenegro Airlines, Sun d'Or, Swiss International Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Wizz Air.

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