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How much do you know about Slovenia? 2014 is the year to visit Slovenia. Combining the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonia Plain and the Karst, Slovenia is one of the most diverse countries on the planet. Pick autumn fruits in the morning, take a dip in the Adriatic in the afternoon and go night skiing in the evening.

(TRAVPR.COM) SLOVENIA - November 13th, 2013 -

Here are some other things we bet you didn't know about Slovenia.

1. One of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet.

Slovenia is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. In total, it is home to over 24,000 species of animal, 1% of all living beings and 2% of all land animals.

2. The third most wooded country in Europe.

Slovenia is the third most wooded country in Europe (after Finland and Sweden). Almost 60% of all its territory is covered by forest. In recent decades, this share has only increased, as more than 200,000 trees are planted annually.

3. Ljubljana (or rather, Emona) turns 2,000 next year.

Emona, the Roman colony that once stood on the site of present-day Ljubljana turns 2,000 in 2014. To mark the occasion, the capital will host numerous Roman-based festivals and exhibitions.

4. Some of the freshest fishing in Europe.

Slovenia is a country with abundant water, making it the perfect destination for fishing. There are more than 45 watercourses over 25km long and many waterfalls, gorges and lakes.

5. You can swim and ski on the same day!

The geographical and climatic diversity and variety of Slovenia allows you to pick autumn fruits in the morning, take a swim in the Adriatic in the afternoon and go night skiing in the evening.

6. Water, water everywhere!

Slovenia is one of the most water-rich countries in Europe. Its rivers, streams and other watercourses measure 27,000km in total. Moreover, Slovenia has numerous thermal and mineral springs and lots of underground waters. 

7. Home of the world's oldest vine.

The oldest vine in the world grows in Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia. It is more than 400 years old and 25 litres of wine are still produced from its grapes annually.

8. Home to thousands of chapels and churches.

Slovenia is home to around 3,000 churches, chapels and shrines, making it one of Europe's top countries for sacral objects per capita.

9. One of the best countries in Europe for year-round activities.

Spend your winters skiing in the Julian Alps, sunbathe along the Mediterranean in the summer and try your hand at a long list of sports and activities in between!

10. Home to world-famous caves.

Slovenia is a country famous for caves including the magnificent Postojna Caves, and the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Škocjan Caves. They are also one of the famous systems of limestone (karstic) caves in the world.


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For further Information:

Mr Tine Murn,
Head of UK Office, Slovenian Tourist Board
t: +44 870 225 5305

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