Holidays in Slovenia

Useful links

Air Travel
Ryanair Flies from London Stansted to Trieste, Klagenfurt and Graz. Note that they only allow 10-15kg of luggage (£4/kilo extra). Queues can be long, but patience is a virtue. Once you get to Slovenia, you'll wonder why you cared.
Adria Airlines Slovenia's national airline: flies from London Gatwick to Ljubljana Brnik. Also flies from Manchester and Birmingham during the summer months. Known as the 'Balkan Express', as usually used by businessmen from the area going to London - hence the high prices. Socialist food. Ditto aeroplanes. Ditto service. However, in my experience, the staff can be helpful and charming.
EasyJet Flies from London Stansted to Ljubljana Brnik. A good compromise between the previous two, but fares can be high for a budget airline if you book late, due to high demand for seats. Also flies between Manchester and Venice.
Wizz New Polish/Hungarian-owned budget airline. Flies to Ljubljana and Zagreb (good for the east of Slovenia). Do not register with them unless you intend to fly... as you'll receive spam for the rest of your natural born days. 
Aerodrom Ljubljana Ljubljana airport. Much improved in recent years. Flights from London Stansted, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Paris CDG, Brussels, Frankfurt... but nowhere in Croatia!
Trieste Airport Excellent for the west and middle of Slovenia. Flights from London Stansted, Brussels Charleroi, Munch, Paris CDG.
Venice Airport 90 minutes from the Slovenian border, but from there on, who cares? Flights from Gatwick, Bristol, London City, Bournemouth, Heathrow, Paris CDG, Toulouse, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Madrid, JFK,
Klagenfurt Airport Nice little airport - great for the north, east and middle of Slovenia. From London Stansted.
Graz Airport Good for the east of the country. From London Stansted.
Travel in Slovenia
STO Slovenian Tourist website.
AMZS Slovenian Automobile Association
Slovenske Železnice Slovenian National Railways
Economy Car Hire Our choice for car hire in Slovenia
Ljubljana Official website for the capital
Visit Ljubljana Tourist website for the capital
Check before you travel
London Slovenian embassy in London. There's also a kind of tourist office there, as of 2010.
Brussels Slovenian embassy in Brussels.
Washington Slovenian embassy in Washington.
British, Ljubljana British embassy in Ljubljana.
FCO Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Direct link to the FCO's page on Slovenia.
Not what we wrote
BB Boštjan Burger (no relation) takes great pictures (some of which we have used), makes great panoramas and presents an alternative view to the STO. 
Bradt Excellent guidebooks. They make up for the lack of pictures with some very good words.
Cicerone Very good guides for trekkers, hikers and walkers. Or amblers, like us.
Insight Guides Simple travel guides.
Sunflower Very nice guides for walkers.
Lonely Planet Popular guidebooks. How good is the Lonely Planet guide? Describing the diversity of the country on their own website, they mention the beaches. There aren't any in Slovenia.
Rough Guide Popular guidebooks. How good is the Rough Guide? They can't even spell Postojna correctly on their own website.
Trip Advisor The daftest thing to happen to the travel industry since ABTA. Or the CAA. Or Dynamic packaging. Or replacing proper customer care departments with bloody user forums (ADOBE!).
Trip Advisaarrgh And just to labour the point, this is what you end up with if you side-step the experts and leave the masses in charge. (Same thing happened with the banks.)
Friends and interests
Think Slovenia Self-catering management, property development, business advice, fully-licenced real estate agents. Plus: great people.
Slovenia Estates Ljubljana-based estate agents covering whole of Slovenia. Also great people.
Other sites we like
Map Icons A big thank you to Nicholas Mollet for his fabulous Google Map Icons.

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