There’s certainly no shortage of things to see and do in Slovenia!
There is a wide calendar of annual events. Some of the major events include:
Kravji Bal celebrates the end of the grazing season, when cattle return from the mountain highlands back down to the valleys. There’s dancing, food, drink, and much merriment to be had (September).Photo: Mitja Sodja, www.slovenia.info
In December Christmas markets spring up in all of the major towns and cities. Enjoy mulled wine whilst browsing the stalls for Christmas gifts and soaking up the festive atmosphere.Photo: D. Wedam, www.slovenia.info
Whether you prefer to shop in large shopping centres, smaller town centres, or buy at local markets, there’s something to suit every style and budget.The country’s largest shopping and entertainment centre, BTC in Ljubljana, has over 500 shops, including many multi-national chain stores. All the major towns have shopping centres such as the seven QLandia shopping centres found in Kranj, Maribor, Ptuj, Nova Gorica, Novo Mesto, Krško and Kamnik. Farmer’s markets are beginning to spring up around the country and are a popular way of buying local food. The central Ljubljana market remains the largest market in the country and has separate areas selling fish, flowers, fruit and vegetables, and, in the covered market, meat, cheese, bread, and other baked goods.Photo: J. Skok, www.slovenia.info