"The Undiscovered Country" Slovenia by Marie-France

Slovenia Travel Guide: 7,906 reviews and 20,431 photos

Why go to Slovenia?

Travelling through Slovenia feels like you've been let in on a delightful little secret!

Only a small number of tourists (mostly from the neighbouring countries of Austria, Italy and Croatia), are here enjoying the beautiful landscapes and architecture, friendly people, good food, and affordable prices. All of this in a country half the size of Switzerland. What else can you ask for?

Oh, did I mention that the transportation system is excellent and the country is green, peaceful and squeaky clean?

See my pages on Bled, Bohinj, Ljubljana and Piran for specific tips on those destinations.

Slovenian currency

Slovenia doesn't use the Euro (at least not yet). Its currency is called the "tolar" (rhymes with "dollar") and is abbreviated SIT.

As of June 2003:

$1 CDN = 150 SIT
$1 US = 202 SIT
1 Euro = 220 SIT

(Missing from the photo are 5000 and 10000 SIT bills.)

Miscellanous facts

* Slovenia is a small country of about 2 million people

* Slovene is a slavic language which has similarities to Croatian and Bulgarian.You can get along with English most of the time although German will be useful in the North and Italian in the South.
Younger people tend to speak more English than older folks.

* Currency: see above

* A small beer (0.2l) costs 200 SIT
* A meal in an average restaurant will be 1500 - 2000 SIT

* Recommended Guidebook: Lonely Planet Slovenia

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Clean, green, affordable, varied scenery and architecture
  • Cons:Can't think of any
  • In a nutshell:Europe in miniature
  • Last visit to Slovenia: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 19, 2003
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2004 at 10:44 AM

    You are right, Slovenia is a very pleasant country to visit, reminding both Austria and Croatia. Don't say to everybody how nice the country is !

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2003 at 9:26 AM

    welcome to vt not many countries have monuments to dragons

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