Holidays in Slovenia guarantee a fun-filled time. Beautiful sights, amazing scenery and many festivals attract tourists from all over Europe and make it an ideal place for a vacation trip. Peaks of the Alps covered in snow, the warm waters of the Adriatic and world-class monuments can be found in this tiny country. Additionally it still stands in the shadow of its neighbors, so it is unexplored and not that crowded. Buy cheap plane tickets to Slovenia from LOT Polish Airlines and enjoy its undiscovered beauty.
During the summer season it is worth to visit Slovenian coast. There is a lot of small towns with historic buildings in beige, white and ocher color, which remind of the most popular coasts of Europe. All of this you can find along the coastline which has only 46 kilometers. You can see there the typical rocky beaches, numerous small bays and emerald waters of the Adriatic. Although the coast is small, it offers quite a lot to tourists, especially the more demanding ones. There are a lot of elegant resorts with good hotels and restaurants, good conditions for water sports and sunbathing.
Staying in one of the Adriatic towns is very convenient for tourists who would like to have day trips to Venice, Trieste and the Croatian part of Istria. Izola is the largest fishing port on the Slovenian Adriatic coast and the famous holiday resort. The town has a charming old town in the Venetian style. Koper is located 20 kilometers from Trieste and it is the only commercial seaport in Slovenia. You should come here because of the charming old town, situated on a peninsula that was once an island. Beautifully situated Piran is the best preserved ancient city of the Adriatic coast and the pearl of Venetian architecture.
Skiers and hikers will find in the Slovenian Alps some interesting towns and regions where they can stay. Almost the whole area of the Alps are included in Triglav National Park You can find there many species of plants and animals that exist nowhere else. Kranjska Gora is the most recognizable and the most popular tourist and recreation center in the Slovenian Alps. It lies in the Upper Sava Valley, squeezed between Italy and Austria. An interesting place is Predel pass on a height of 1,156 meters above the sea level. The views of the Julian Alps are exceptional there. Besides that, you can also see the cemeteries, monuments and fortresses that are remnants of war battles.
Bled Lake is one of the most commonly photographed places in Europe. Its main attraction is a small island with a medieval church. Huge impression make also the castle, which walls rose high above the water. It is the oldest building of this type in the whole Slovenia. The medieval fortress is one of the most visited places in the country. Crowds of people go there to see beautiful views and take advantage of thermal springs, turning Bled into the most popular tourist destination in Slovenia. However, this is a prestigious resort, where the prices correspond to the high standard of services.
Slovenia is a small but very attractive country. On its small territory there are 14 airports, but the only international one is in Brnik, situated 26 kilometers from Ljubljana. LOT Polish Airlines offers flights to Slovenia from Warsaw. The journey to the capital city takes 1 hour and 35 minutes. The second largest airport in Slovenia is located 9 kilometers south of the center of Maribor. Currently, the airport operates only one regular flight and seasonal flights.
Ljubljana Airport Facts
The airport in Ljubljana was opened in 1963. In 2004 the airport exceeded one million served passengers. Ten years later it handled 1 338 619 travelers. Until 2017 it is planned to serve more than 1.5 million people and to increase the space of the airport. It has one terminal, but it is also planned to build the second one. Direct flights to Ljubljana are available from the airport in Warsaw. The airport was named after Jože Pučnik - Slovenian journalist and politician who died in 2003. Previously the port was called Brnik Airport. The Landing area has one runway with a length of 3 300 meters and a width of 45 meters.
The Airport Facilities
At Ljubljana Airport you will find everything what is important at the comfortable facility. There are rooms for travelling with children, as well as disabled people. In several restaurants, bar and cafes it is possible to relax and eat something. In cash machines, banks and the post office you can fix important errands. There is also a waiting room for VIPs, free Internet connection and a conference room. The information points are located in the arrivals and departures halls. There is also a tourist information desk in arrival hall. Additionally several rental car companies are offering their services in the arrivals hall. In terms of accommodation the city offers more than 20 hotels in different price and standard range. For the most demanding travelers there is one five star hotel. It is possible to find the cheapest accommodation in the lower class hotel for at least 55 Euros during the tourist season.
How to reach the airport
The airport is located 26 kilometers north from the center of Ljubljana and 11 kilometers south from the city of Kranj. The most convenient access from the city center is through the E61 motorway and from the city center of Kranj by the local road number 104. The airport has plenty of parking spaces arranged at the airport. There are short and long term parking lots. There are two car parks: indoor multi-storey car park (P1) with 1300 spaces, located in front of the terminal and an outdoor car park (P2) with 900 spaces. Parking lot P2 is free for the first 30 minutes. A taxi rank is located in front of the terminal. The initial charge is 2 Euros and 1.40 Euros per kilometer. Price for the ride to the center of Ljubljana is about 40 Euros.
The bus stop is in front of the airport. From the city center to Ljubljana Airport, you can get by the bus service, every 60 minutes every day of the week. Journey time is approximately 45 minutes. Tickets can be purchased from the driver or at the bus station. The city center can be reached also by the services of private transport companies. Journey time is around 30 minutes and the tickets can be also bought from the driver.
Slovenia Main Cities
LOT Polish Airlines offers cheap flights to Slovenia - a small country with an area of over 20 thousand km2, inhabited by 2 million people. Ljubljana is the largest and the capital city at the same time. The second largest is Maribor and the rest of them do not exceed 100 thousand inhabitants. Most of the landscape in Slovenia is occupied by the mountains and almost half of the country is covered by forests.
Ljubljana having all modern infrastructure of the capital, has retained its rustic atmosphere, openness and friendliness of a small town. The city is vibrant and full of surprises, located in the center of the country and has around 250 thousand residents. The central point of interest in Ljubljana is the Castle Hill. Archaeological studies confirm that the fortification was built by Celts. The old town amazes with its architecture. The focal point there is the Preseren square, where you can see Franciscan church built in 1660. Its facade was rebuilt and renewed several times, and the interior of the temple are decorated with frescoes.
From the square you can take a walk through few shopping streets and get up to Kongresni Trg. It is a small square with the University and The Holy Trinity Church. "Bridge of Dragons" was designed in Art Nouveau style, in 1901. It is located near the town square. On the bridge there are four remarkable figures of dragons. It is one of the most emblematic buildings of the city and one of the first iron-concrete bridges in Europe.
The second largest city in Slovenia is an important economic and scientific center. The first mention of the existing here settlement come from the twelfth century. It is located on the Drava river in the north-eastern part of the country. Maribor Castle is one of the most frequently visited monument in this city. I is surrounded by three squares and in its interior there is a city museum. The construction of the castle began in 1478 by the command of Frederick III. Huge attraction is also the world's oldest vineyard (Stara Trta), which is approximately 400 years and it is in the Guinness book of records. The wine is produced there until these days. Every year in September you can witness the harvest festival there. St. John the Baptist Cathedral is the most famous temple in the city. Those who like to feel the adrenaline rush, can climb the bell tower and from a height of 57 meters enjoy the panoramic view of Maribor.
Small towns with roofs in ocher color, situated on the Adriatic coast are typical landscape for Croatia. Meanwhile, we find many of them also in Slovenia. Piran to this day preserved medieval narrow streets and dense residential buildings. Characteristic monument of the city is the church standing on the edge of the coastal shore. The temple was built in 1344 and rebuilt in 1637, by adding elements of Baroque. Another interesting city is charming Izola. Name Izola means the island, which reminds of the old shape of the city. It is the biggest fishing port in the country. Beautiful venetian style old town attracts many tourists.
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