Lake Cerknica is one of the largest intermittent lakes in Europe.
The lake normally stays on the Cerknica plain for about eight months a year. Water usually spreads over the surface of 20 km2, but at its fullest, the lake covers a surface of nearly 30 km2.
When full, Lake Cerknica becomes the largest lake in Slovenia. Biodiversity of the region is truly exceptional!
City of Postojna
The castle perched up in the middle of a vertical cliff above the cave and its underground tunnels used to offer a refuge to a number of inhabitants, including the famous knight Erazem of Predjama.
Nowadays, the castle is featured among the Guinness World Records as the largest cave castle.
City of Postojna
In the area of Postojna there are two world haritages very close one to another, Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle. Postojna cave exciting interior since it was opened to the public, hosted over 37 million visitors from all over the world.
A legendary tourist train takes you to the underground network of karst tunnels, galleries, and halls. For 140 years it has been taking visitors to see stalactites and stalagmites and other features created by water.
Concert Hall in the cave, known for its exceptional acoustics, has sufficient space for 10.000 people. The caves are home to the endemic olm, the largest troglodytic amphibian in the world.
The oldest stud farm in Europe
Lipica is the oldest European stud farm continuously breeding one of the oldest cultural horse breeds.
As such it has a remarkable significance as a cultural, historical and natural heritage for Slovenia and Europe.
The village of Hrastovlje
The village Hrastovlje is one of the jewels of Slovenian Istria, world renowned by its Romanesque church of the Holy Trinity, considered a real treasure of Medieval mural painitings, among which the motif of the “Dance of Death” is the most famous.
Črni Kal and Osp
Rock climbers paradise
This climbing area is situated just a few kilometers from the coast. The routes will be fun both for beginners and experienced climbers and the difficulty range is very diverse, which makes the crag very popular.
The place is sunny, family-friendly, has a Mediterranean 'smell' and gorgeous views on the Trieste Gulf and Koper outskirts.
Port of Koper
City of Koper
Connecting Central Europe to the Seat he Port of Koper is the largest port in the area. Their core business covers cargo handling and warehousing services for all types of goods, complemented by a range of additional services for cargo with the aim of providing a comprehensive logistics support for customers.
The company manages the commercial zone and provides for the development and maintenance of port infrastructure.
City of Koper, Old city
Koper has been known by many names during its long and turbulent history. As an island separated from the mainland by a canal, it was called Aegida by ancient Greek sailors, Capris by the Romans (who found it being used to raise goats) and Justinopolis by the Byzantines.
The Patriarchs of Aquileia, who took over the town in the 13th century and made it the base for their estates on the Istrian peninsula, renamed it Caput Histriae – Capital of Istria – from which its Italian name Capodistria is derived. It's the largest city on Slovenian coast and part of Italian – Slovenian bilingual zone.
Tito Square is the centre of the old town and belongs to the one of the most beautiful city squares in the former Venetian region.