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Things to Do On Holiday in Slovenia

Apr 18, 2008
Slovenia is an up and coming family holiday destination for holiday makers who like to spend their vacations in holiday homes. Slovenia, miniature version of Europe is rightly justified as it is set apart with a desirable geographical positioning between the Mediterranean and Alps.

Slovenia has abundant bounties of nature by way of Adriatic coastline, thick forests and spectacular mountains. The families on holiday can enjoy plentiful activities during a holiday in Slovenia like sightseeing, skiing, rafting, canoeing, swimming, rowing, curling, trekking, skating, hiking, fishing, mountaineering, relax by seaside, rejuvenate at spas and go on wine trails. It has some great ski chalets and self catering apartments available to rent direct from their holiday home owners.

Many tourists on a family holiday to Slovenia visit Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and stay in one of the many self catering apartments available in this beautiful city. The old township is delightful and you will cross three bridges across the Ljubljanca River to see the 17th century Town Hall with two open courtyards and Baroque Fountain.

Do make a trip to the Ljubljana Cathedral and see the twin towers and impressive frescoes. You must see the magnificent Castle on the hill. The other tourist attractions worth seeing in Ljubljana are the Town Museum, Ursuline Church, National Gallery, National Museum, Modern Art Gallery, Tivoli Gardens and Modern Art Gallery. Many families visit Ljubljana and rent holiday cottages and use them as a base to explore the local architecture.

Maribor is a pulsating city that houses many museums, art galleries, theatres and is an important scientific, commercial and cultural centre. It is home to a University as well. Ptuj is situated towards the southern region of Maribor and has Roman remains. You can take part in the traditional carnivals at this place. Some families on vacation to Maribor stay in holiday villas.

Lovers of the outdoors and winter sports go to Bled on holiday and stay in self catering holiday homes. Bled is a stylish mountain resort and it has a beautiful setting as it is situated by the side of Lake Bled. During winter, you can experience the thrills of curling and skating and, in summers, you may row and swim. It is also possible to rent ski chalets in this area of Slovenia.

The anglers can look forward to great fishing opportunities for carp and trout fishing. Many anglers rent self catering holiday cottages and enjoy cooking the fish that they have caught over a bottle of wine at night. The climbers and trekkers can seek pleasure in Triglav National Park, which is home to Mount Triglav. The grand Julian Alps are best suited for hiking.

Kamnik and Julian Alps provide with the traditional adventure activity of mountaineering and you can enjoy the best mountaineering avenues. The other popular adventure sports that you can indulge in the Alps region of Slovenia are paragliding, ballooning and parachuting. The skiers may enjoy good skiing at the fine skiing resorts of Pohorje, Kranjska Gora, Bled, Vogel, Rogla, Cerkno and Krvavec etc. You can go sailing along side the coastal areas. Again there are many holiday homes to rent in this area with holiday cottages, villas and chalets available to rent direct from their owners.

Slovenia has ten golf clubs and the golfers will love to play here. Many golfing groups now come to Slovenia and rent either a holiday cottage or self catering apartment. During the day they play golf and at night they enjoy the local food and drink.

Slovenia has numerous natural spas that are scattered all over the country and some of them are associated with legendary curative powers. It is believed that Pegasus, the winged horse was instrumental in creation of healing mineral water with the magical blow from his hooves at the famed spas of Rogas Health Resort and Radenci Health Resort. Many couples come on holiday and stay in self catering apartments and visit many of the spas in this region.

Slovenia has three popular wine regions, where the tourists will get to sample many wines of award winning types. Renting holiday cottages in these wine regions is becoming extremely popular with people sampling the local wine.

Slovenia is becoming more and more popular with families staying in holiday home rentals. There are now many self catering apartments, holiday cottages, ski chalets and villas to rent direct from their holiday home owners in Slovenia.
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Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday home rentals in Slovenia
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