Disclaimer: These pages are not actively maintained, and some of the practical information on the site is out of date. I am working on a new version of the site that will focus more on my photos and memories of travel in Southeast Europe, and less on practical details that too easily become obsolete. In the meantime, please treat the information here with caution.
Slovenia :: Links
The sites listed on this page are specifically about Slovenia. Many of the more general sites listed in the Overview of the Balkans are also useful for planning a trip to Slovenia.
For a small country, Slovenia has a huge official tourism portal. In fact the only possible criticism is that there is a danger of getting lost in the detail. I recommend getting hold of the "Next Exit" brochures, which are far better than most tourist board bumpf. You can download them in pdf format, have them posted to your home, or pick them up at tourist offices in Slovenia. The site also allows you to make reservations for a huge selection of hotels, guest houses, and other types of accommodation
If you're not overloaded with information from the Official Travel Guide, here is yet more, this time focusing on the capital.
Ljubljana joined the In Your Pocket range of city guides in 2008. The site also has a mini-guide to Bled.
Online version of an English-language magazine about life in the capital, with reviews of restaurants and bars and listings of cultural events.
Information about Slovenia's two most popular caves, including scheduled guided tours and how to get there.
Most Slovenian towns have a website at the address www.town_name.si or www.town_name-tourism.si - there is usually some tourist information but the amount and quality varies greatly.
Transport and Practicalities
Schedules and fares for trains within Slovenia. The site is also unusually informative about international trains, with details of fares to destinations as far away as Sofia.
Timetable information for buses to and from Ljubljana (domestic and international). As nearly all roads in Slovenia lead to the capital city, this covers quite a high proportion of the country's bus services.
Timetable information for all domestic buses within Slovenia. You can input any two towns to find bus connections between them. Pay attention to the footnotes beneath the schedules as they often contain important information (vozi = runs, ne vozi = does not run, vsak dan = every day, vozi ob delavnikih razen sobote = runs on working days except Saturdays; for more vocabulary including the days of the week see the site's help page).
Information about motorway tolls, road works, and current delays at border crossings.
Adria, Slovenia's national airline, has some useful connections to other parts of the former Yugoslavia. Timetables for other carriers can be check at the airport site.
Details of entry requirements are in the "visa information" section.
From the Travel Pages
- The Independent, 10 July 2010
- The Telegraph, 07 June 2010
- The Guardian, 21 June 2008
- Sunday Times, 14 October 2007
Fowl play (Eastern Slovenia)The Guardian, 23 June 2006
- The Times, 19 June 2006
- The Times, 05 May 2006
- The Guardian, 23 June 2006
- The Independent, 20 May 2006
- The Independent, 04 March 2006
- The Times, 21 January 2006
- The Boston Globe, 14 December 2005
- The Observer, 11 December 2005
- The Independent, 17 September 2005
- The New York Times, 31 July 2005
- The Independent, 06 November 2004
- The Independent, 08 August 2004
- The Guardian, 27 July 2004