Disclaimer: These pages are not actively maintained, and some of the practical information on the site is out of date.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.
Official Travel Guide 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.
Slovenia In Your Pocket
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.
Škocjan Caves Regional Park
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
Slovenske Železnice - Slovenian Railways
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.
Ljubljana Bus Station
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.
Bus timetables for Slovenia
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).
Automobile Association of Slovenia
Information about motorway tolls, road works, and current delays at border crossings.
Ljubljana International Airport
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.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Details of entry requirements are in the "visa information" section.
From the Travel Pages
Traveller's Guide: SloveniaThe Independent, 10 July 2010
Slovenia: a small country with a big heartThe Telegraph, 07 June 2010
Little Venice (Piran)The Guardian, 21 June 2008
A fairytale setting in Slovenia (The Soča Valley)Sunday Times, 14 October 2007
Fowl play (Eastern Slovenia)The Guardian, 23 June 2006
Me and my cell mates in LjubljanaThe Times, 19 June 2006
A jampacked weekend in LjubljanaThe Times, 05 May 2006
Detox, retox in Slovenia (Eastern Slovenia)The Guardian, 23 June 2006
The Complete Guide to SloveniaThe Independent, 20 May 2006
Slovenia: a Land for Love (Bled as a wedding destination)The Independent, 04 March 2006
Slope off to SloveniaThe Times, 21 January 2006
A multi-faceted gem of Central EuropeThe Boston Globe, 14 December 2005
Don't miss the boat... (Ljubljana)The Observer, 11 December 2005
Go with the flow in Slovenia (Soča Valley)The Independent, 17 September 2005
In Ljubljana, the Old Europe and the New are still in balanceThe New York Times, 31 July 2005
Beauty and the beast (Soča valley battlefields)The Independent, 06 November 2004
Feel like chilling out? Jump into Lake BledThe Independent, 08 August 2004
Fresh starts (Bohinj and Bled)The Guardian, 27 July 2004
Panoramas of Slovenia
If you have some time on your hands, and ideally a fast connection, sit back and enjoy spectacular 360 degree panoramas of the Slovenian landscape.