Nestling between Austria to the North, Croatia to the south, Hungary to the east and Italy to the west, Slovenia is a true reflection of Europe. Gateway to the Balkan Peninsula from Italy and Austria. Slovenia is an absolute surprise package for tourists. Covering an area of nearly 20,273 sq. km., Slovenia is the smallest country in Eastern Europe. Green could very well be the color of Slovenia as around half of the country is covered with forests. The country has nearly 2900 plant species many of which are exclusive to Slovenia's forests. Julian Alps, which has the highest peak Mt. Triglav (2864 m) to the north west, cover a lot of the country's area.
Adored for the many historical castles, the splendid Lake Bohinj and the breathtaking caves at Postojna and Skocjan, Slovenia attracts a lot of tourists from around the world. Another plus point for Slovenia in tourism front is that so many attraction are packed into such a small area that they are easily accessible at a lot lesser cost than other European countries.
Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia is also the largest city of the country. Not only is it the political and economical headquarters of the country, it is considered as the cultural capital as well. The city of Ljubljana whose name means 'beloved', is a sedate and simple place that is known for attractions like Triple Bridge, Ljubljana Castle, Museum of Modern Art and National Gallery. Piran, Postjna, Koper and Kranj are other important cities of Slovenia.
The best time to visit Slovenia is between June to October. Snow stays on till June, so people who want the best of both seasons, don't miss the May-June period. January is the coldest month with average temperature hovering somewhere around -20C. Ljubljana is connected to most important cities of the world with regular flights.