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SEVNICA

Sevnica is a lovely town located on the left bank of the River Sava, one of the longest rivers in Europe and among a handful of European rivers that do not drain directly into the sea. Sevnica is the hometown of eClutch Tours founder Rožle Verhovc and yeah, also of Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States of America.
It’s a town dominated by a medieval castle from the 12th Century and surrounded by forest-covered countryside and vineyards. The old town of Sevnica lies beneath Sevnica Castle, perched on top of Castle Hill, while the new part stretches along the plain among the hills up the Sava Valley.
Sevnica is a perfect combination of rich history, picturesque nature and modern feel.

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RIMSKE TOPLICE

The town is located in the Eastern part of Slovenia and it’s the oldest Slovenian thermal bathing area. It is well known for the spa resort Rimske Terme, located right were Romans built hot and cold-water pools back in 39 A.D.! From that time on, people from all over the world kept coming in the area to enjoy the beneficial properties of its healing water.
For a long time, the spa was only available to members of the upper class and to high military officers and only in the past few years it has become available to anyone who wishes to experience its healing effects in the unspoiled nature.

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MARIBOR

The second largest city in Slovenia and the capital of the region Styria, Maribor is the university, economic, cultural, traffic and tourist center of Northern Slovenia.
The city is located by the River Drava in the embrace of green Pohorje forests and picturesque wine growing hills. Maribor is a charming city with rich historic and cultural roots, reaching all the way back to the Middle Ages. And did you know that there you can find the World’s oldest vine? It has been growing its roots for over 400 years! The vine from the end of the Middle Ages is a real trouper, as it survived fights between the invaders and the defenders of the city, as the Old Vine House used to be a part of the city wall. The vine was not harmed by the fires nor by the vine lice that destroyed most of the other vines. Even though the bombardment during World War II partly destroyed the Old Vine House, this resilient plant survived unscathed.

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ROGAŠKA SLATINA

Rogaška Slatina is the oldest thermal health resort in the country with more than 400-years tradition and a remarkable architecture, featuring a stunning promenade with prominent avenues with colorful flower beds. This is also the source of the Donat Mg mineral water, the most magnesium-rich water in the world that has been proved to have beneficial and healing powers. It contributes to reduce fatigue and exhaustion, helps eliminate constipation and obesity and excessive secretion of gastric acid as well as heartburn.
Rogaška Slatina is also known for master glass makers in Steklarna Rogaška. Handmade crystal products with a 350 years tradition are appreciated all over the world.
The town is a perfect place to take some time off and forget about the daily stress.

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PTUJ

In the Northeastern part of the country, we will find the oldest town of Slovenia, Ptuj. It has been inhabited since the late Stone Age, while todays’ town has developed from a Roman military forth.
Above the town there is one of the most majestic castles in Slovenia with an incredible wine cellar. From there it opens up a picture-perfect view over the tiled roofs, cobbled streets, medieval monasteries and churches.
Besides being Slovenia’s oldest town, Ptuj is also known for one of the most colorful carnivals in the world. According to ancient beliefs, the typical Kurenti masks are representing demons chasing winter away and calling spring to the country. The Kurent mask is listed on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In the past only fully grown-up men were allowed to wear the Kurent’s outfit, but today you can also see children in cute small Kurent’s masks carrying on the tradition.

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JERUZALEM

Yes, in Slovenia there is also Jeruzalem. According to a legend, the name was given to the place by famous crusaders who stopped here in 12th Century on their way to the Holy Land, because they found the area heavenly beautiful.
Jeruzalem is located in the region called Prlekija in Northeastern Slovenia, stretching from the border with Austria to the border with Croatia and known for its first-class wines and authentic cuisine.
This is the land of castles and legends, hundreds of hills covered in vineyards that produce excellent wines, old nobility manors and of hardworking and openhearted people.

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MURSKA SOBOTA

Murska Sobota is the capital of the region Prekmurje, the most eastern part of the country, that maintains certain specific linguistic, cultural and religious features that differentiate it from other Slovenian traditional regions.
The city will impress you with one of the most beautifully preserved castle parks in Slovenia, a renaissance castle and magnificent bourgeois buildings with art nouveau decorative elements. In the proximate vicinity there is also Expano, the largest interactive adventure park in the region.
The visit of Prekmurje is not complete, if you don’t get to try gibanica, a special traditional dish made of two types of dough, four different fillings, divided into eight layers, and two kinds of icing! Gibanica is one of the most famous and most popular desserts of Slovenia.

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LOGAR VALLEY

Logar Valley is a protected landscape park and a peaceful retreat in the Northern part of Slovenia, deep within the heart of the Kamnik – Savinja Alps. The valley, surrounded by mountains over 2000 m high is definitely one of the most recognizable images of Slovenia and, at the same time, one of Europe’s most beautiful glacial alpine valleys. It’s a place for anyone who appreciates tradition and life as it once was, in harmony with nature with inspiring views of the mountains, waterfalls, meadows, pastures and forests.

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BLED

Bled is one of the most recognizable iconic places in Slovenia, impressing visitors with its natural beauty. The town, already famous in the 19th Century as the most beautiful health spa of the then Austrian Empire, regularly attracted the European aristocratic elite. 
Visitors can enjoy the most beautiful views over lake Bled, its island and the surrounding peaks from the mighty medieval castle on a cliff, which dates back to 1004. Due to its beauty, it is considered to be one of the loveliest wedding venues in Europe. The island in the middle of the lake (the only island in Slovenia) is reachable with a traditional wooden boat called “pletna”, which are navigated by local oarsman, a vocation that cannot be done by anyone, as still today, the title is handed down from generation to generation. Once, the island was a secret place of Slavic people, where they worship the pagan goddess of love and fertility Živa, however after Christianization, the ancient Slavic temple was replaced by a church dedicated to S. Mary.
And at lake Bled we certainly cannot forget about the famous Bled Cream Cake traditionally made in Bled for almost 70 years. Vanilla cream, crispy crust and whipped cream are the ingredients that are the symbols of Bled cuisine.

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KRANJSKA GORA

Kranjska Gora is an attractive mountain village and one of the best Slovenian destinations for lovers of active holidays. The village is nestled in the Julian Alps, in the Northwest of the country, at the triple border point of Slovenia, Italy and Austria and it is definitely worth a visit throughout the year. In winter there is a lively sky resort and during summer it is a dream destination for hikers and outdoor lovers.
Lake Jasna with reflections of mountains in the crystal-clear lake water, Planica Nordic Centre, known for ski jumps, Zelenci Natural reserve with a little lake in its signature blue-green color and the highest mountain pass in Slovenia, the Vršič Pass with its 1611 m and 50 hairpins, are the attractions one must see while visiting Kranjska Gora.

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SOČA VALLEY

The Soča Valley gets its name from the River Soča, which has a distinct emerald green color and is considered to be one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. The river with its waterfalls, cascades and narrow rocky gorges excites lovers of natural beauty and seekers of adventurous water sports, such as kayaking, rafting and canyoning.
The mountainous landscape above the river was also the scene of the largest mountain battle in history during World War I in which, unfortunately, over half million Austro-Hungarian and Italian soldiers lost their lives. Visitors can learn more about these unfortunate events in the multiple award-winning museum, the Museum of World War I in Kobarid. Kobarid is also special due to an incredible number of world-class restaurants in such a small area.
The Soča Valley is a thrilling destination for seekers of excitement and for those who wants to relax in the unspoiled nature while tasting delicacies that placed the area on the culinary map of the world.

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GORIŠKA BRDA

A sun kissed region between the Alps and the Mediterranean, nestled between two countries, Slovenia and Italy. The hilly Brda landscape is speckled with villages, surrounded by the greenery of vineyards and orchards with roads, track and paths winding among them, a true feast for the eyes!
Renaissance castles and villas, fortified medieval villages and numerous ethnological attractions – the stamp of the past has undoubtedly left its traces here.
Beside the architectural peculiarities, the microregion is mostly known by century long tradition of wine making. The young generation of winemakers with the knowledge and experiences produces great wines, especially white ones. The visitor can get a chance to taste them at the many agritourism farms of the region, where hosts proudly pour out their best wines and serve local culinary specialties.

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LIPICA

Lipica is one of the main tourist attractions of Slovenia’s Karst region in the Southwest and it is known for the Lipica Stud Farm, the home of the white Lipizzaner horse. Their original stud farm was established in the far 1580 and it is operating uninterruptedly since then, for more than 400 years! As such it has a remarkable significance as a cultural, historical and natural heritage for Slovenia and Europe. It’s the oldest European stud farm that has been breeding the same horses without interruption and will surely impresses the visitors with its inhabitants and its stunning landscape.

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PIRAN

The most beautiful town of the Slovenian coast, Piran. Narrow streets, old port, medieval walls, Venetian architecture and photogenic spots will definitely leave a great impression on every visitor!
The town is located in Southwestern Slovenia, on the Adriatic Sea and it’s one of the three major towns of Slovenian Istria. It’s one of the most romantic, most preserved and most beautiful historical Mediterranean towns. The town is also linked to the history and tradition of salt making. Near Piran you can find the Sečovlje Salt Pans Landscape Park, where people still manually harvest salt using a 700-year-old method. The quality of the salt and salt flower, a very thin, topmost layer in the ponds, is famous and cherished all over the world.

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POSTOJNA CAVE

One of the most iconic Slovenia’s attraction and a World-Famous Natural Marvel is located in Southcentral Slovenia. The Postojna Cave is the most visited tourist cave in Europe and the home of “baby dragons” or olm – pale skin, snake-like body cave predators that can go without food for up to twelve years and have a lifespan of up to 100 years. Tourist can visit the cave by taking a train to the magical underground world, as Postojna Cave is the only karst cave with a railway, which was built more than 140 years ago.

PREDJAMA CASTLE

Predjama castle is the largest cave castle in the world. The 800 years old medieval mysterious marvel has been perched in the middle of a 123 m high cliff, under a natural rocky arch high in the stone wall to make access to it difficult. It is beyond doubt special and unique and it ranks among the ten most fascinating castles in the world. Many stories surround the castle, secret passages and tunnels, knights, and… ghosts, which still excite our imagination. Under the Predjama Castle there is a cave, which spans four floors and is the second longest Slovenian cave.

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LJUBLJANA

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is the largest and most populous city of the country. This is where virtually everything of national importance begins, ends or is taking place. Slovenians like to say it is sufficiently large to contain everything that a capital should have, and small enough to preserve the individuality of its inhabitants. It is a city with a soul, featured by the Baroque Old Town which is nestled at the foot of Castle Hill, The Art Nouveau mansions as well as some of the masterpieces of the world-renowned architect Jože Plečnik. The city by the river with picturesque bridges and a lively marketplace is surrounded by parks and natural protected areas.
The joy of living in this small capital city emanates from its every corner.

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BELA KRAJINA

Bela Krajina, one of the off the beaten tourist paths area of Slovenia, is situated at the far Southeastern part of the country, on the border with Croatia and it’s a quiet and amazing pristine area, where you can still feel and observe the traditional way of life of the locals. Due to the distinctive cultural, linguistic, and historical features it is generally considered the Slovenian region with the closest cultural affinity with other South Slavic territories.
The region is known for its linen embroidered with traditional motifs and Easter eggs – “pisanice” painted in a traditional way and “drsanke” – decorated using a special technique.
The varied and unspoiled natural and cultural heritage of this region, will surprise every visitor.

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OTOČEC

Otočec is a small town on the bank of the River Krka, near the town Novo mesto in Southeast Slovenia. It is mostly known for the Otočec Castle from the 13th Century, located on an island in the middle of the river which forms one of the most picturesque images of Slovenia. The castle is the only water castle in Slovenia and it has recently been converted into a small luxury hotel.

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