Get to Know the 17 Historical Towns of Slovenia
There are many ways to plan a trip around Slovenia and lenses through which to view it, and one way to explore the country is through its historic towns. But how to choose these in a land that’s got so many? One way is by turning to the work of the Association of Historical Towns (and Cities) of Slovenia (Združenje zgodovinskih mest Slovenije), a group that includes 17 mostly medieval towns sited around the country, each of which has its own story to tell, with the full list being Idrija, Jesenice, Kamnik, Koper, Kostanjevica na Krki, Kranj, Metlika, Novo mesto, Piran, Ptuj, Radovljica, Slovenske Konjice, Škofja Loka, Tržič, and Žužemberk.
STA, 29 October - Some 300-kilometre-long hiking trail around the Julian Alps was officially launched last week with organised tours on sections of the route in the Gorenjska and Primorska regions. Mountain and cycling trails are also planned in the region.
A selection of some of the festivals and events taking place around the country in November, with links to the official sites, with the main thing being St Martin’s Day (Martinovanje), which marks the arrival of this year’s new wine on the scene.
STA, 26 October 2018 - After an absence of 15 years, Russian flag carrier Aeroflot will return to Ljubljana airport as it launches daily scheduled flights from Moscow on Sunday.
As reported by STA, Adria Airways is likely to end a second year in the red, after posting a net loss of €5.4m in 2017, with the company blaming the poor results on fuel prices. However, despite a number of cancellations in recent weeks, the carrier is still planning to operate 171 weekly flights to a total of 21 destinations this winter, as detailed in the company’s latest schedule, which runs from October28 to March 30.
Comparisons breed unhappiness, listicles are (often) lazy and the notion of “best” is rather strained (at…best), but in the interest of “total Slovenia” coverage we must report that the country has made it on to one of Lonely Planet’s four Best in Travel 2019 lists, which rank the “top 10” countries, cities, regions and best value.
Visitors from South Korea are the number one tourists to Slovenia from East Asia, a trend that looks likely to continue with the growing presence of television crews from the peninsula working in the country. In addition to Black Knight, which launched earlier this year, in recent weeks the capital has also been shown in Asia in a show that follows the exploits of a K-Pop band, Red Velvet (레드벨벳).
The Austria Press Agency (APA) reported yesterday that Vienna has decided to continue its current border check regime with Slovenia and Hungary for at least another six months.