Gap Years and Backpacking in Slovenia

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Slovenia is a small but varied Central European country which features a diverse landscape rich in rolling hills, ragged snow-capped mountains and impressive beaches.

Whilst a little pricier than some of Eastern Europe; backpackers, travellers and gap year InterRailers - particularly those coming inbound from the UK, US, Canada or Australia - will find loads to do on a modest budget. Slovenia has more palaces, castles and magnificent Gothic churches than a history buff could find time to cram in, and photographers will be in their element here too.

Slovenian locals are some of the friendliest and most open-minded in the region; most speak many languages, and simple English is widely understood. This makes Slovenia a perfect destination for a trip of any length.

Map of Slovenia

Slovenia Fact!

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The official symbol of Ljubljana is the dragon which was said to have been slayed by Jason (of Jason and the Argonauts).

Slovenia Fact!

The vine seen growing in Maribor's old town (for wine) is believed to the oldest vine in the world, as much as 400 years old, and still produces grapes today.