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An aerial view of Moon Bay. Photo: courtesy of the Strunjan Nature Reserve
A small stony beach on the Slovenian coast has been named among the best in the word by Big 7 Travel, a global travel advice website.
Moon Bay is located in the Strunjan Nature Reserve between Strunjan and Izola, and can only be reached by foot.
It is an undeveloped beach with no amenities at the f
Aerial view of the Lake Blaguš campsite. Photo: Falkensteiner Premium Camping Lake Blaguš
Austrian tourism giant Falkensteiner, one of the leading operators of tourist accommodation in the region, has entered the Slovenian market by taking over an upscale campsite in the east of the country.
Now named Falkensteiner Premium Camping Lake Blaguš, the campsite is situated by Lake Blaguš nea
The interior of the renovated Koper Rotunda on opening night. Photo: Jure Makovec/STA
Nestled in between a house and a student dorm in Koper's old town, the round sandstone building looks unassuming. In fact, it is believed to be the oldest buildings in the city. And now it has been completely renovated.
Known as the Koper Rotunda or Rotunda of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the
Boats on Lake Bled with the island in the background. Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
Bled is perhaps the most photographed tourist destination in Slovenia, but returning visitors to the charming lake have no doubt noticed the proliferation of all types of vessels in recent years filling up the lake with screaming colours. The local community has now decided it is enough.
The Bled M
Guests enjoy the Maribor Velvet Dinner at dusk. Photo: Andreja Seršen Dobaj/STA

Dining al fresco in style in Maribor

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A long table stylishly laid at the foot of the most remarkable vineyard in Maribor set the stage for the finest feast of the year in the city, served by young talents with great panache.
Under the watchful eyes of their mentors and three star chefs, some 80 Maribor hospitality students served 150 g
Celebrity chef Ana Roš. Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
Slovenia's only three-Michelin starred restaurant, Hiša Franko, has once again made the World's 50 Best Restaurants list this year, albeit sliding from 32nd place to 48th. Chef Ana Roš says making the list for the eighth consecutive year is a veritable feat.
"Well done, team, well done because the
Charter season starts at Ljubljana airport with flight to Santorini. Photo: Rok Bizjak/STA
Charter flights to 57 destinations will be available from Ljubljana airport this summer season, with the first one taking tourists to the Greek island of Santorini on 24 May.
Apart from the flight to Santorini, the list of charter flights available this summer includes Crete and a dozen other desti
A 106-metre observation tower, the tallest in Slovenia, inaugurated in the spa resort town of Rogaška Slatina. Photo: Jakob Pintar/STA
Rogaška Slatina, a town in the east of the country known for its natural spas and unique mineral water, has added a new attraction by inaugurating a 106-metre observation tower, the tallest in Slovenia.
The Crystal tower, which cost €5 million to build, replaced the 89-metre Crystal Palace in Ljubl
The Tolmin Gorge. Photo: Robert Hrovat/STA
The Tolmin Gorge, a popular tourist spot in the west of the country, is welcoming visitors again starting from 24 May after being inaccessible for almost four months due to a rockslide.
According to the Tolmin municipality, the clean-up work on the road leading to the Tolmin Gorge was completed fas
Cyclists dressed in vintage for the inauguration of a new cycling route connecting Velenje and Dravograd. Photo: Lili Pušnik/STA
One of the most picturesque cycling routes has been inaugurated in the north of Slovenia, linking the towns of Velenje and Dravograd through a series of what used to be railway tunnels. From Dravograd a cycling path continues on to the Austrian side of the border, and another one heads on to Maribo
A mockup of Ajdna, Photo Library of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, Regional Unit Kranj. Made by Mitja Brandt, Avgusta d.o.o., Idrija.
People often climb mountains for recreation, sport, entertainment, in search of fresh air or breathtaking views. But Ajdna, a tooth-shaped peak below Mount Stol in northwestern Slovenia, offers much more than a momentary respite from the world.
One of the most notable late antiquity archaeological
The city of Jesenice. Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA
Jesenice, a municipality in northwest Slovenia, will no longer have public transport starting from 1 July after three open calls for bus transport over the past year have ended without a single bidder taking part. Locals and greens think more should be done to preserve a valuable service.
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