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Welcome to Slovenia

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Attraction Overview

Lake Bohinj offers the magnificent views of the Savica Waterfall. The waterfall cuts deep into a gorge of 78 meters, and can be reached by a walking path, which is 4 km from Ukanc. If you would like to try the walk from Ukanc to the waterfall it will take around 1.5 to 2 hours, however by car you will be able to park closer and then the walk would be 20 minutes up. You will climb more than 500 steps over rapids and beautiful streams to be able to reach this amazing spot. Be aware to wear safe shoes as the track will be slippery.

Beckoning from the shore you will see the tiny, tear shaped, Bled Island. On the island is the Church of the Assumption, which contains a small museum, a cafe and a souvenir store. You will be able to travel to the island by a pletna, which we know as a gondola, and will leave you at the south side of the monumental staircase. This staircase has 99 steps and was traditionally known for the husband having to carry his new bride up them. Another way of you being able to get to this little island is by the hire of a row boat. Book your holiday to Slovenia with JiveHippo.travel now to avoid missing this beautiful picturesque moment.

The most leading attraction is the colourful main square of Radovljica. In the square you will find Thurn Manor, a baroque place that is home to museums and a school of music. On a lot of the buildings you will find colourful paintings and pictures on the sides of them. If you head to the southern end of the square, you will see house number 28, take the small street beside it and it will take you to a beautiful viewpoint that looks over the Lipnica valley.

Climate

The climate in Slovenia is continental, where they have cold winters and warm summers. The coastal areas have a pleasant sub mediterranean climate. 

The coldest month is known to be January, with a temperature of -2ºC.

The warmest month is known to be July with an average temperature of 21ºC.

Duty Free

Travellers that are over 17 years of age and are coming from non EU countries are allowed to bring in; 200 cigarettes, 1 litre of spirits over 22%, 2 litres of wine and 50 ml of perfume.

Getting Around

Buses in Slovenia go to most of the towns and out to the countryside, and the bus drivers will stop and any bus stop in any settlement. you will be able to buy tickets directly from the bus driver or from any station.

Trains are an easy way to see Slovenia. They can travel all over and into other neighbouring countries. Tickets can be purchased at every railway station as well as on the train itself. If you are looking for departure time, the time tables in the stations are easy to read.

Health

Your free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles you to state provided medical treatment that you may need during your trip.

Always have travel insurance and accessible funds before travelling just in case you do need any non urgent treatment.

Language

The official language that is spoken in Slovenia is Slovenian, which is spoken by the majority of the population. 

Many coastal regions you will hear speaking Italian, and in minorities you will hear Hungarian also. 

For the tourists, English and German are both taught in the schools of Slovenia and employees will be able to speak some form of English whether it be a small amount or very well spoken. 

Money

As Slovenia is in the European Union, the official currency is the Euro (€).

Generally no other currencies are accepted, however you will be able to change travellers cheques at banks and bureaux de change.

You will be able to withdraw cash from any bank as they are spread all over the towns and cities.

All your major credit cards are accepted widely throughout the country.

Safety

Slovenia has a low crime rate, however do be aware of any pickpockets and don´t leave your belongings unattended.

If you will be driving in Slovenia, always prepare you car for the weather conditions. In the months of snow you will have to make sure that your car is well equipped with snow tyres and other essentials. 

Time

Slovenia is under the Central European Time Zone (GMT+01:00).

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