10 cool facts about Slovenia
The upandcoming adventure capital of Europe Slovenia has a bounty of outdoor activities and a green ethos that makes this country worthy of some serious exploration.
There are more than 10000 caves in Slovenia. The best known Postojna runs for around 20 kilometres and World Heritagelisted Krizna Jama Cave has a reputation as one of Europes underground natural wonders.
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Slovenians love to grow their grapes and drink a drop. In fact theres a vineyard for every 70 people throughout the country.
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The capital Ljubljana translates to The Loved One and was awarded Europes Greenest Capital in 2016. We love that
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Slovenia may only have 46 kilometres of coastline but its heaven. Think Italian Riviera with cappuccinos yachts and gelato making a pictureperfect scene.
Slovenias brown bear population has been important for reintroduction of numbers for the whole of Europe. In fact nearly 60 per cent of Slovenia is forested making it the ideal habitat to protect the bear population. Two facts in one. Bam
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In the northwesterly region of Slovenia you can see parts of the Alps in Triglav National Park.
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The worlds oldest vine at 400 years old is in Maribor. Preaged wine. Nice.
The first married couple to summit Mt Everest were from Slovenia.
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The worlds largest ski jump is here and been the site of 60 world record jumps.
In 2017 Slovenia achieved an incredible 96 out of 100 detailed sustainability indicators covering environment and climate culture and authenticity nature and biodiversity. Its a leading nation that knows how to walk the talk of being green.
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