Slovenia

Slovenia

Although a small Central European country, Slovenia still offers its visitors a variety of attractions from the picturesque Julian Alps and Triglav National Park, to old medieval fortresses and castles, to its beaches along the Mediterranean coastline. Spa and rural tourism are very popular in Slovenia, as they are a great way to relax. Slovenia’s incredible underground cave systems attract many from all over the world with the Škocjan Cave being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Climate

The coastal region sees a Mediterranean climate. Inland, Slovenia experiences a continental climate with cold winters and mild summers.

 
Language

The official language of Slovenia is Slovene. There are Italian, Hungarian, and German speaking minority populations here and many younger people will speak English as it is taught in the schools.

 
National Holidays and Festivals

National Holidays:
January 1 – New Year’s Day
February 8 – Culture Day
Varies in April – Easter
April 27 – National Resistance Day
May 1 – Labor Day
June 25 – National Day
August 15 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
October 31 – Reformation Day
November 1 – Remembrance Day
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – Independence Day

 
Money

As part of the Eurozone, Slovenia uses the Euro. The exchange rate as of July 2010 is 0.77 euros to US$1.

Credit cards are widely accepted by shops and hotels and there are ATMs throughout the major cities.

Although Slovenians do not tip, a tip of the standard 10% is expected of foreigners.

 
Electrical Requirements
230/50Hz; 2-pin rounded plugs