The Slovenia Times


Slovenia prides itself on its rich and diverse culinary heritage. To preserve its authenticity, it has so far protected 28 food products, 17 wines and four spirits with the European Commission.
Delicacies such as the potica, the ultimate Slovenian cake, are well known even world-wide, but less so o
Chef Ana Roš's restaurant Hiša Franko has become the first Slovenian establishment to be awarded three Michelin stars, the highest accolade conferred by the veritable restaurant guide. Milka in Kranjska Gora was promoted to two stars. Seven more restaurants won one star each.
"The third Michelin
Luxembourg's national carrier Luxair launched scheduled flights between the Slovenian capital Ljubljana and Luxembourg on 14 September, a route it expects to attract around 12,000 passengers per year.
Services will operate twice per week, each Thursday and Sunday, with a 76-seat De Havilland Q400 t
Situated in the heart of Triglav National Park, Bohinj bets on green tourism, which also entails preserving the cultural landscape typical of the area. But with the focus shifting from farming to tourism this could come under threat, so Bohinj launched a unique project which combines the two sector
Almost every village and hill in Slovenia boasts a church or at least a wayside shrine. There are nearly 2,700 churches and chapels in the country, although the exact number is difficult to determine.

According to ethnologist Silvester Gaberšček, there are more than 2,900 churches or buildings an
Jezersko, a valley of green meadows nestling among the majestic mountains of northern Slovenia, is an increasingly popular destination among foreign visitors. Its tourism figures tripled in the last ten years.
Investments in tourist accommodation facilities are one of the reasons for the climbing
In some places local dishes are so closely intertwined with local identity they become synonymous with the place name. One such place is Idrija, where the žlikrofi, a kind of ravioli, have gone from an everyday meal for miners to a delicacy with its own festival.
The žlikrofi date back to at least
The Slovenian Railways have introduced single monthly and annual passes that can be used for train rides throughout the country longer than 20 kilometres. The monthly pass will set you back €65 and the annual €520, which is 5% less than the single pass for trains and buses that has been available s
More than 689,000 passengers flew through Ljubljana airport in the first seven months of the year, which is 35% more than in the same period last year but still as much below the figures recorded in the same period in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sharing the latest data with the Slovenian Pre
Slovenian beer culture is imbued with tradition. Until not long ago there were just two main brands of beer that utterly dominated the market, their influence so deep that they fused with local and regional identities. This is now changing, although not as fast as some would have hoped.
The country
Lake Bled is enchanting in its own right. But for one night every year it turns into a mesmerizing light show as thousands of tiny candles are released into the water.
The candles are in fact egg shells filled with wax and a wick. This year 10,000 of them were let float on the lake on 29 July for t
Large numbers of tourists are flocking to Ljubljana again this summer. Judging by the impressions some of them shared with the Slovenian Press Agency, they are charmed by the city's small size, comfort, and cleanliness. They point to to the abundance of green spaces, delicious Slovenian food, the f