Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain meets the Karst and borders Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and the Adriatic Sea.
This pint-sized country, which is half the size of Switzerland, will pack a punch. From beautiful beaches to snow-capped mountains, hills covered in grapevines and wide plains bathed in sunflowers, to Gothic churches, baroque palaces and historic castles, Slovenia offers to all who travel through her lands, more diversity than many countries twice her size.
Among one of her greatest assets though are her people. Slovenes are renowned as a diligent, hard-working nation, which is part of the reason that Slovenia is the wealthiest of the new EU members.
They are welcoming, generous to a fault, multilingual - with a majority of people speaking good English and broad-minded.
Above the ground Slovenia has an amazing wealth of attractions and features, including stunning Bled and Ljubljana and the famous Lipica Stud Farm, to name a few. And underground discover some of the country's 9,000 karstic caves, which are among the most beautiful in the world.
Check out the great tours below that include Slovenia