16. 12. 2017
Slovenia’s Julian Alps have been announced as one of the world’s top three must-visit regions in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018. The prestigious Condé Nast Traveller suggested 12 places to visit in Slovenia to experience the ultimate visual punch and to discover its gastronomic heritage.
The Virtuoso, a network of the best luxury travel agencies, published its list of the Best Destinations 2018, where Slovenia ranks 2nd. The New York Times fell in love with Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. This year Slovenia has been particularly prominent in global media, with articles published in other top-level media such as Forbes, NatGeo, the Huffington Post and more. The Lonely Planet ranked the Julian Alps of Slovenia the third of the Top 10 Regions to visit in 2018.
Over two-thirds of the region is protected by Triglav National Park (TNP), which is one of the oldest European parks, as the earliest records of its protected status date back to 1906. The Julian Alps are full of glacial valleys, friendly villages, green forests, high Alpine meadows and flowers. The prestigious Condé Nast Traveller described Slovenia as a fairytale in a word and suggested 12 places to visit: Bled, with its emerald lake and island church, offering mesmerising views of the Julian Alps; the Pokljuka Plateau, with its picturesque wooden cottages within the Triglav National Park; the romantic and charming capital city of Ljubljana, the European Green Capital 2016; the Karst region and Škocjan Caves, one of the UNESCO listed natural wonders; Lipica Stud Farm, where Lipizzaner horses have been bred since the 16th century; the Predjama Castle known as the biggest cave castle in the world close to Postojna Cave; Piran, one of the most beautiful Slovenian towns, reminiscent of Venice in miniature; the Vintgar Gorge close to Bled; Kranjska Gora outdoor resort; Škofja Loka with its picture-perfect old town centre; and Maribor with the oldest wine in the world.
According to the prestigious journal Virtuoso, Slovenia’s culinary scene reflects its cultural fusion with neighboring Italy, Croatia, Hungary, and Austria. With more than 20 gastronomic regions, Slovenia is primed to be the next big thing for foodies. During a recent visit New York City-based Virtuoso advisor Sekita Ekrek was “blown away”, to find an inviting mix of Europe’s best: gorgeous wine country, breathtaking lakes and alpine meadows, ancient Mediterranean port towns, castles and caves, and the fairy-tale capital of Ljubljana. “It’s just all there.”
The New York Times, the leading US newspaper, published an excellent article: "36 Hours in Ljubljana, Slovenia". It presented the capital’s green and sustainable outlook, created for the satisfaction of both residents and tourists, its special shops and cafés, and the city’s atmosphere. Many top travel journalists in travel and lifestyle describe Slovenia as a green pearl in the heart of Europe, with a lovely capital city and excellent tourist products and services. Journalists like to taste Slovenian top quality homestyle cooking, and they are also very interested in the sustainable development of tourism, which they are especially aware of when visiting Slovenia.
Source by: slovenia.info
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