Holidays in Slovenia – 2022. Prices and reviews

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My first trip report. I hope it will be useful to someone. 1. Schengen visa, I have a Greek multi-visa, so no problem with that. 2. Tests – PCR is not necessary if you have satellite V, I had it. QR code was asked absolutely everywhere, at the gas station, coffee shop, restaurants, tourist center, etc. Their machine, of course, QR code from Sputnik did not perceive, I explained verbally, showed the certificate of vaccination in English, that two vaccines. 3. The most convenient way to get to Ljubljana is a direct flight by Aeroflot, which flies once a day at 9 am from Sheremetyevo, at 11-30 from Ljubljana. Another way to get to Ljubljana is with a connection. In terms of time it was convenient for me to fly there with AirSerbia via Belgrade (departure from Sheremetyevo at 15:00). For transit less than 12 hours PCR is not necessary for Serbs, change about 2 hours in Belgrade, and at 19:50 I was in Ljubljana. Back from Ljubljana I flew direct Aeroflot already. On arrival in Ljubljana I showed the QR code of the satellite, filled out the form, everything on the phone, they asked the purpose of my arrival and I was quickly released. Day 1. Arrived in the evening in Ljubljana, the airport is small, at the exit of the airport is a counter where they sell tickets for the shuttle to the city, it seems to cost 5 euros only, leaves as it fills up, so I had to wait 15 minutes for the flight from London to arrive. What’s convenient is that the driver can be told a specific place in town where to drop you off. Of course, he won’t go to the pedestrian zone, but he’ll drive as close as possible to where you can stop. All the cafes/bars/restaurants close at 22 because of the restrictions, so if you want to sit somewhere in the evening, you need to be ready to do it by 22 and plan your time accordingly if you (like me) go out of town for the day and come back only in the evening. Despite the fact that in the evening I had almost no time to walk, because in the bar in the city center my friends, who had flown in the morning, were waiting for me, but while I was walking to them, I already managed to appreciate how small the city is, comparing google maps and the distance I covered. The bill at the bar was to pay before 22:00, they don’t kick out, of course, exactly at 22:00, but they start slowly removing tables, we ended up leaving at about 22:20. The city is very empty, it seemed to me. Either because of covid concerns, or it’s always empty. Despite the fact that it was Friday night, there was almost no one on the street in the heart of the city. Day 2. At 8:00 am we left the hotel in a car rented by friends at the airport in Ljubljana the day before. We had breakfast at a cafe at the gas station, everybody will be asked for a QR code, and in half of the places we will have a passport, in order to prove that the QR code is yours. Kranjska Gora – friends love mountains, so we went to the resort village Kranjska Gora (the way takes an hour and a half), that is near the border with Austria and Italy, we walked there along the river to a small lake Jasna, went skating (there is a skating rental in the center of the resort village) and went to the lake Bled. Bled – the main road to Bled runs along the lake, the views are amazing! On arrival in Bled we had lunch in a restaurant with local food (we tried all different sausages), I can’t say that I liked Slovenian sausages, in general, for sausage lovers. There is local wine and beer in Slovenia, both of which are okay. Not to say that I liked it much to remember the name, but for lunch/dinner is fine. After lunch, we drove counterclockwise along the lake, because we realized that it would soon begin to get dark, and we wanted to have time to get to Grad before dark.

If you just do a lap around the lake, it will take about 1.5 hours, with hail it takes about 2 hours. Earlier on this forum I read about the best viewing points on the lake, but we decided that at that moment we wanted a nice walk, rather than climbing the mountain, so we decided to postpone it to the next day, the benefit of going to Bohinj again via Bled. We did not go to the Grad, after reading the reviews on the forum, we walked around it on the right side of the trail and saw the same, as it seems to me, views of the lake, as from the Grad, thanks to the forum for tips. The walkway (except for the section of the ascent to and descent from Grad) goes right along the lake shore, so the walk was very good and with views. In general, Bled is a very beautiful place, until you get here, you don’t realize how beautiful it is! I highly recommend everyone to come here (from Ljubljana there are buses everyday, I looked before the trip, so if you don’t have a car, you should definitely take a bus, won’t regret it!). There are boat rides on the lake, they work now until 15-00. If you have extra time, you can take a ride. Before leaving Bled, we went to a cafe, also to try the universally recommended Kremshica cake (delicious!), and to the SPAR supermarket, to buy food for breakfast the next day. We arrived in Ljubljana, left the car and walked around town and had dinner. As I said before, the city is small, two hours to get around the center. Day three. Our plan was to visit the lake Bohinj, then Predyamsky castle and the town of Piran on the Adriatic Sea, but we corrected this plan afterwards. The way to the lake Bohinj passed through lake Bled, and when we drove through Bled, well, did not want to pass by, and I remembered the recommendations on the forum about the observation sites, in addition, the weather had a sun, blue sky … We went to the viewing point Mala Osojnica, it is easy to google on the maps. The rise is pretty strong, I expected that will be easier, but overall normal, for 20-30 minutes you can climb, the views are unreal, like on postcards, just really recommend it, do not spare the time, worth it, especially if the weather is clear. By the way, if you don’t have enough time to see the lake Bled, it’s probably better to spend it on this observation deck than on a walk around the lake and hail, because the view from this deck is very impressive. After the observation deck, we drove to Lake Bohinj. Lake Bohinj is a pretty big lake, you can’t get around as easily as Bled, but if you have some free time, why not take a walk. But, as I noticed, around this lake there is no good path that goes along the lake like around Bled, so we walked from the church to the right around the lake for 10 minutes one way and then back, and we didn’t have much time. The lake is also very beautiful, surrounded by mountains. Due to the fact that we spent an hour and a half in the morning on the lake Bled in total, it was decided not to go to Predyamsky Castle. Honestly, I regret that I did not get there, well, it will be an excuse to go back to Slovenia :) The town of Piran – we were choosing and discussing which seaside town to go and the choice fell on Piran, read reviews, looked at photos and chose it. At some point on the road to it, the mountainous terrain was replaced by “Tuscan” landscapes, it was a delight! We left the car near the City Wall and went for a walk. First we went up to the city wall, the views there are just “Wow!” – To the sea, to the city.

Then we went down, walked the promenade, sat in a cafe and watched the sunset, then we had another walk, had a seafood dinner and drove to Ljubljana. Day four. Time before the plane is not much, we have no time to go somewhere, so I decided to walk around Ljubljana, because until then I have seen it only in the evening. Went up to Grad, 15 minutes one way and walked along the embankment of the river Ljubljanica. TOTALS: 1. Loved Lake Bled the most, you can spend at least a day there for walks, viewing platforms, boat. 2. Overall, did not regret being based in Ljubljana, it was not a long drive to all the places we were, and packing, unpacking, checking out, checking into new hotels in different places is not something you want to waste time on. 3. Instead of Hreinska Gora, I would have gone to Predyamsky Castle, but my friends wanted to go to the mountains, so it happened as it happened. 4. In Slovenia there are very cool caves Postojnska Jama, if I had five days, I would go there, but my priorities were the lake and the sea, my friends had the mountains, after my flight to Moscow, they went to Krainska Gora again and they liked it. So it depends of course on everyone’s preferences, what to choose.

If you want to teach children to ski, come to Slovenia in winter: here the resorts are easier, but also lower prices, and the tracks are just right for beginners.

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Slovenia: tips for vacations

Where to go on vacation in Slovenia in 2022? Made a selection of popular seaside and thermal spas. Current prices for food, tours, accommodation, entertainment and transport. Tips and reviews of tourists on holidays in Slovenia with and without children. Map of Slovenia resorts in Russian and with descriptions.

Slovenia is a small and cozy country in the Balkans. Despite the modest territory, it has a rich history and has entertainment for all tastes. In summer one swims in the sea and rests on clean beaches, in winter one goes skiing in the mountains. And the famous thermal spas with mineral springs welcome tourists all year round.

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Holiday seasons in Slovenia

Slovenia is a country where mountain peaks, clear lakes, sea coast and dense forests coexist. It is not the hottest European resort, and those who are accustomed to a temperate climate will like it here. The average temperature in the summer months is +23. +25°C, but in July and August it sometimes rises to +27. +29°С. The water gets warm up to +20. 22°C. For a holiday at the sea in Slovenia is traditionally recommended the second half of summer when the water is as warm as possible, especially if you go with a child. Thanks to numerous resorts and thermae, holidays with children in Slovenia are very popular.

In winter, the temperature ranges from -2. +6°C, and tourists come to ski.

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To visit Slovenia, Russian citizens need a Schengen visa. To obtain it you must submit itinerary receipts confirming round trip flight, hotel reservation or confirmation from the hotel website, medical insurance, as well as certificate of income and bank statement. Visas must be applied for within 10 days at a cost of €35.

Map of Slovenia with resorts

Slovenia’s best resorts and beaches

The beaches in Slovenia are rocky and pebbly, and there are many beaches with concrete platforms. Sandy beaches are very rare because they are all bulk, and their visit is usually paid. Length of coastline – only 46 km, and the sea in Slovenia is very clean and clear. Some beaches belong to expensive hotels, but they are few. Most beaches are municipal, with paid use of sunbeds and umbrellas (from 3 € to 5 €).

We will tell you about some of the best resorts for a beach holiday in Slovenia.

Piran

A true corner of the Middle Ages in modern Slovenia, and worth a trip for lovers of culture. Gothic buildings, architectural monuments, and the remains of ancient fortresses have survived. Piran has narrow streets, similar to the Italian ones, because this city was under the power of Venice for several centuries.

In summer, too, plenty of fun for children: on a holiday in Slovenia you can both passively lie on the beach resorts and actively explore the nature and culture of the country, the boasting many interesting excursions and nature parks.

Koper

A major active port city, the resort infrastructure is poorly developed. But the streets of the old town are very beautiful, and there are a large number of stores. Curiously, the locals speak two languages – Italian and Slovenian.

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Portorož

Holidays in Slovenia at the resort of Portoroz are considered prestigious. It is a status resort – here are the most luxurious hotels, and the city itself is very picturesque: it is decorated with numerous rose gardens, well-groomed streets and parks. Portorož is the biggest resort on the coast; it is also one of the few sandy beaches of the country. Nightlife also bustles mostly in this area – other resorts are considerably quieter.

Izola

The resort of Izola is 10 kilometers from Portorož. Fans of water sports and yachting come here, and the resort is also recommended for holidays with children because of its mild climate. The beaches in this part of the coast are pebbly. In addition to the central municipal beach, there are several wild beaches.

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The beach of Lake Bled.

This beach – as well as Portoroz – is a calling card of the country. What makes the landscape recognizable is a small island with a monastery in the middle of the lake. Under the lake there are thermal springs, so the water temperature is about +24 ° C. For those who are interested in a non-classical beach vacation in Slovenia, this place will suit perfectly.

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Slovenia’s best thermal spas

We should not forget that Slovenia is not primarily a seaside resort, but a therapeutic health resort, and on a small territory accommodated several dozen health resorts of different levels with a variety of treatment programs. We will tell you only about some of Slovenia’s thermal spas, which offer unique and interesting programs in 2022.

Terme Dobrna

This resort in Slovenia is an unusual combination of thermal and mud springs. These places are known for their healing properties since the XV century! You can visit the thermal complex without buying a room. A day visit thermae from 40 € per person, stays for 5 days for two from 200 €.

Terme & Wellness LifeClass Portorož

The city of Portorož is the most prestigious resort and has one of the best thermal springs of Slovenia. Five therapeutic factors are united in one area: seawater, fango salt mud, concentrated salt water, sea climate and thermal mineral waters. Stays in hotels of the thermal resort cost from €210 per room for two. This is the price per day, but many reviews say that a visit to the health resort is worth it!

Thermana Laško

The attractiveness of this complex is in the water extracted on its territory. Visitors sincerely believe that the biofield of thermal water here is unique, and the crystals have a perfectly regular shape, so this water perfectly restores the energy balance in the body. Staying here costs from 70 € per day per adult for double occupancy and from 25 € for a child. Children under 5 years of age can stay for free.

Rogaška Slatina Spa

The resort is famous for its mineral water, rich in magnesium. Besides standard spa treatment, the center offers a large number of unique purification, weight-loss and relaxation programs, including those with no accommodation (similar to Russian “kursovok”). Treatment programmes for 10 days cost about €1,500. You may undergo a wider range of medical tests and get a complex health checkup for about €130.

Thalasso resort Strunjan.

Recreation at this Slovenian thermal resort is considered one of the best. Strunjan is situated not far from Protoroz and is a part of KRKA pharmaceutical concern, so treatment and service here are of high quality. In summer you can swim in the sea, and in winter – in warm sea water pools. By the way, patients with the most severe diseases and with the necessity of long-term rehabilitation are sent here. A week at the resort costs from 500 €.

Slovenia resorts by sea

Čatež Therme (Terme Čatež)

The largest thermal resort in Slovenia. The water here is very diverse – from +32 ° C to +63 ° C. Today Catež is a small town with its own water park. Staying in the summer period – from 70 € per day.

Sanatorium in Rimskie Toplice. Photo: Wirestock / Depositphotos.com.

Prices for tours in Slovenia – 2022

Slovenia is a fairly new destination for Russian tourists, and there are not many tours to this country in 2022. However, in the high season (July and August) prices for recreation are quite high, because it is a European country, and the level of service is appropriate. Prices for holidays in Slovenia. Tours for two in the summer of 2022 (in rubles): 7 nights
3* 11 nights 14 nights 95 000
4* 14 nights 130 000 110 000
5* 145 000 160 000 150 000

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Slovenia is a country where mountain peaks, clear lakes, sea coast and dense forests coexist. It is not the hottest European resort, and those who are accustomed to a temperate climate will like it here. The average temperature in the summer months is +23. +25°C, but in July and August it sometimes rises to +27. +29°С. The water gets warm up to +20. 22°C. For a holiday at the sea in Slovenia is traditionally recommended the second half of summer when the water is as warm as possible, especially if you go with a child. Thanks to numerous resorts and thermae, holidays with children in Slovenia are very popular.

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A week’s vacation in Slovenia in 2022 costs from 95 thousand rubles for two people with a flight from Moscow. Sometimes you can find tours and cheaper, for example, in hotels 2 * – prices start from 70 thousand rubles for a week tour. All meals at Slovenian hotels are usually only breakfasts or “breakfast + dinner” with buffet.

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Slovenia is quite a new destination for Russian tourists. Photo: Egeris / Depositphotos.com.

Airfare

Fly direct to Slovenia in 2022 only from Moscow. In the summer the cheapest tickets cost from 19 thousand rubles round trip, with a change – from 13 thousand rubles. From other major cities of Russia (Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg) you can fly only with a connection.

Interestingly, the low season (October-November) prices are almost the same: you can fly in the fall for about 13 thousand rubles with a connection and 18 thousand for a direct flight.

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Slovenia hotel prices and reviews

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The hotels in Slovenia offer excellent service. Prices for 3* hotels in the summer of 2022 start from 30 € per night, for 4* accommodation from 50 €, and if you want to stay in the most luxurious hotels, the cost will be from 120 € per night. The only option for a ready-made tour with 5* accommodation is the Aleksander Hotel 5* in the Rogaška Slatina resort. Often 5 * hotels are also health resorts of high level, so you will not only have a rest, but also get a full treatment.

It is interesting that in the autumn and winter months of 2022 the price of tours in Slovenia is almost the same. This is due to the fact that the resorts welcome tourists all year round, and the popularity of holidays in Slovenia remains at any time of year.

The hotels of 3* level are characterized by simple furnishings and some distance from the sea. Ratings of hotels, however, very good: tourists enjoy friendly staff, well-equipped rooms and plenty of entertainment. As a rule, most hotels have children’s area, solarium, gym. Visitors like the level of food: in addition to the buffet, in small hotels you can try local dishes prepared by the hosts. Room windows are unlikely to overlook the sea, but almost all Slovenian landscapes are very picturesque. Tours in hotels 3* →

“Quartets” are located more favorably – even if the sea is 500-1000 m away, stores and entertainment will definitely be close by. Rooms in 4* hotels are equipped with a mini-bar, safe, and the interior is more refined. You can visit the spa centers for a fee. Tours in 4-star hotels →

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5* hotels are more expensive, but their service is also significantly different. Their area often includes not only health centers, but also night clubs, several swimming pools, a much larger choice of food, and several restaurants. The 5-star hotels almost always have their own beaches, and staff in any situation will meet you halfway. For example, tourists note that in 5 star hotels the menu is adjusted for each individual, fresh fruit and water are delivered to the room every day, and the saunas and pool work around the clock. Tours in 5* hotels →

If you are booking accommodation on your own, always look carefully at the hotel description. Many accommodation options in Slovenia, both 3* and 5* on Booking are private apartments or flats, and their cost is not inferior to staying in a regular hotel. Most apartments cost from 30 € per night for two people. During the summer months this price is valid, but in the autumn and winter the rents become cheaper and you can book accomodation for 20-25 € per night.

Izola. Photo: Wirestock / Depositphotos.com.

Prices for food in cafes and restaurants in Slovenia – 2022

Food prices in Slovenia are reasonable. If your tour doesn’t involve eating at a hotel, you’ll be able to afford meals at local cafes and restaurants. Breakfast at a café is about 4 €, lunch (eg pizza or local kebab + drink) – about 10 €. Lunch can cost anywhere from 8€ to 16€, depending on your preferences.

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Home-brewed beer costs 2,5 € and you can have a coffee for 1,5 €. A 0,33l bottle of water costs the same.

Home-made cheeses (up to 15 €), homemade eggs (2 € per dozen) and bread (about 1 €) are also popular.

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  • Excursion prices
  • Excursions in Slovenia aren’t cheap, but the experience is unforgettable! Most trips take almost a whole day (from 8 hours) and include a bus and walking part of the itinerary:

Excursion to the mountain lakes Bled and Bohinj with climbing to the observation point of 1500 m (257€);

a trip to Rogaška Slatina Spa and Olimje Monastery with wine tasting and tour of Celje Castle (300 €).

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Wine tasting is included in many programs, as well as tasting of mineral water. Many tours include a visit to the Postoina Cave. The cost of such tours also about 300 €.

Walking tours in Ljubljana cost about 80 € per person. These are usually easy-to-undertake, uncomplicated tours that you can easily take on your own. Almost all excursions can be bought or booked online, or you can look for them on the spot.

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Prices of recreation and entertainment in Slovenia – 2022

Slovenia is no stranger to classic entertainment as well. Almost all are available even to young children, and tickets for them are significantly cheaper.

For example, a ticket to the water park for a whole day costs about 10 € for a child and 12 € for an adult on weekdays, 15 € and 12 € on weekends respectively. You can also buy a ticket for a limited time, such as an afternoon ticket, for which the price will be much lower. The Zoo is cheaper – 5,5 € for a child ticket and 8 € for an adult ticket.

There is also rafting in Slovenia! You will most likely have to travel far, but the cost is very pleasant – from 30 euros. You can also go scuba diving in the resorts. One dive with an instructor costs 75€.

On holidays in Slovenia with children you can visit a rope park near Lake Bled – both children and adults are delighted with this entertainment. It costs from 10 to 22 € depending on the age of the guests.

If you just want to relax and unwind, visit Tivoli Park in Ljubljana – admission is free and you can walk around the picturesque alleys and lawns all day long.

Prices for transport

Food Prices in Slovenia

Slovenia has a well developed system of internal transport. Local buses cost 1,2 € and long-distance buses cost 10 to 20 € depending on the distance. From the airport you can take a cab to your hotel for 30-40 €. A rental car starts at 25€ per day.

Bicycles are also very popular in the country. The first hour you can ride for free, the 2nd for 1 €, the 3rd for 2 €, each subsequent hour for 4 €.

The commuter train in Slovenia. Photo: psgt_123 / Depositphotos.com.

The amazing beauty of Slovenia.

Holidays with children in Slovenia

In Slovenia, there is nothing wrong with the environment – it is good for children to rest at its resorts. The climate is also very favorable for them. Homemade, organic products are commonplace.

With a large number of thermal spas and nearly 90 mineral springs, Slovenia is one of the most attractive health resorts in Europe.

Many resorts and spas do discounts for children, and kids under 5 years of age sometimes live for free.

The country has a target-oriented toddler-oriented hotels. In hotels 3* and above are rooms and playgrounds, pools, animation and special menus.

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