According to Greek legend, the hero Jason and his Argonauts, after they found the golden fleece in Colchis, sailing in north on the Danube instead to return to the Aegean Sea.
Sailing up, is said to have gone to the river Sava and then at the spring Ljubljana. Landed, in order to carry the boat on the Adriatic, towards the west, to get back home.
Between cities Vrhnika and Ljubljana, Argonauts found a lake surrounded by a swamp. There is said that Jason defeated a monster. That monster was present today by dragon emblem and the flag of the city.
Located along the river Ljubljanca, the city is renowned because of his old center, and due to the twin peaks of the Cathedral, which in its turn hosts in impressive frescoes.
Always being enjoyed by many tourists coming from all over the earth and despite being a medium-sized European city, retains a small town friendliness, while having all the characteristics of a metropolis.
Here, the meeting point of Eastern cultures, old mingle harmoniously with the new.
Ljubljana is a cultural city that is home to many theaters, museums and galleries and boasts one of the oldest philharmonic orchestra in the world. It is a city where numerous concerts and events.
The attractions include:
Postojna Cave (located an hour’s drive from Ljubljana)
Is a real jewel of the underworld, revealing an amazing landscape to tourists: White Hall, Red Hall and Tubes Room are decorated with white stalagmites, red respectively.
From Caves Fine, the path leads along a 100 m long tunnel built by man to Russian Gallery.
Hence, a second tunnel made of people, about 500 meters long, leads to the Black Cave and Pivka Cave.
The most beautiful stalagmites in the cave are called diamond, and is a symbol of Postojna Cave, here there is also and Concert Hall. 40 meters height, room, most of all caves can accommodate up to 10,000 people. Here, the echo lasts about six seconds, acoustics are impeccable.
Karst underground world of Postojna Cave shelters a large number of animal – special species of beetles, spiders, crickets, and shrimp.
The most famous species is Olm or “fish-man”. He is blind and breathe through external gills, can live to 100 years, but only in karst waters of Dinaric Karst, where it feeds on microorganisms. The species are extremely rare as to who is protected.
Predjama Castle or Cerknica lake Museum is other very interesting attractions, but here are some details about ski resorts. Most of the Julian Alps are located in Triglav National Park, famous resort Bled is situated on the edge of the park.
Bled is considered a tourist paradise with numerous recreational opportunities. Bohinj is the starting point for numerous hiking and mountain and lake Bohinj Bistrica Bohinjska are a paradise for lovers of water activities.
In surroundings there are ski slopes and trails for cross-country skiers also facilities for mountain biking, paragliding, climbing sports, etc.
In the nearby town Planica, sheltered by high mountains two thousand m, the best ski jump athletes compete here in each year.
The cities from Sota Valley, Emerald Valley, Kobarid, Tolmin appeal to those seeking peace, but also lovers of adrenaline. There are numerous possibilities to practice water sports. You also know this valley through sports like paragliding, gliding or mountain biking.
Slovenian coast, washed by the Mediterranean Sea, has a length of 46.6 km. Towns of Piran, Izola and Koper, located along the shore, attract tourists with their medieval air.
Historic center of Koper is considered one of the most picturesque places from northern Istria.
The entire town of Piran, an ancient seaport, is protected as cultural and historical monument and has preserved the medieval layout with narrow streets and compact houses, which rise in steps from plains to hills, giving the whole area a typical Mediterranean atmosphere.
Pohorje covers an area of approximately 1,000 square kilometers and is covered by coniferous forests in some areas have developed ski centers (Areh, Rogla, Kope) and other areas of Pohorje offers extensive trails for hikers and lovers cycling and horse riding.
Maribor, with nearly 115,000 inhabitants, is considered the second largest city from Slovenia.
Here are the oldest vineyards in the world, growing along the river Drava more than four centuries. Along the river Drava was Lent, a picturesque and lively town, famous for multicultural Festival from Lent.
Large vineyards, which start up over the hills on the outskirts of Maribor, are interwoven with more than 50 km of roads of wine. On these roads are wine shops and tourist farms.
To get to Ljubljana, the cost of a ticket is about 178 euro and a double room at a 3 star hotel is about 45 euro per person per night.