The oldest Slovenian mining town of Idrija is situated in the western part of the country in Goriška Region. Famous for its mercury mine and lace making, Idrija is a fascinating destination with spectacular scenery. Picturesque mountains, pristine forests and Lake Wilde create a breath-taking landscape. Its rich cultural, natural and industrial heritage is treasured by local people proud of their history. Rejuvenated cultural heritage attractions and well-preserved natural landmarks are attracting more and more visitors to the town. The areas surrounding Idrija offer various activities throughout the year, from fishing and skiing to hiking and swimming. There are numerous art galleries, museums and exhibition halls for Idrija’s lace-making school, which host vast collections dedicated to local history and crafts. And, if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to try some of local specialities such as idrijski žlikrofi, bakalca and smukavc.
The River Kolpa is a destination in the far south-eastern part of Slovenia. This green beauty is comprised of a 113km-long strip of land which borders the Republic of Croatia. The river is considered the longest Slovenian "coastline" and one of the warmest and intact rivers in Slovenia. The river is particularly popular in the summer months, as the water's temperature rises up to 30°C. You can choose among a wide range of sports and recreational activities, such as boating, canoeing, kayaking or rafting.
Solčavsko is located in the northern part of Slovenia. In 2009, it was awarded the title of European Tourist Destination of Excellence in protected areas. The Solčava district has some of the most beautiful sceneries in the whole of Slovenia. The Alpine scenery is peppered with sites of breathtaking natural beauty, and the three mighty glacial valleys here are the highlight of any stay. The U-shaped valleys are filled with soft, languid meadows and snaking rivers that rise up through green-cloaked slopes to white-toothed, jagged peaks.
The Soča Valley is located in the north-west of Slovenia. In 2008, it was awarded the title of European Tourist Destination of Excellence in Intangible Heritage. Situated in the heart of the Julian Alps, the area prides itself in one of Europe’s oldest and Slovenia’s only, national parks. Slovenia’s first alpine botanical garden and snow-covered peaks with slopes provide the opportunity to enjoy a perfect view all the way down to the sea.