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Slovenia Property For Sale - Areas We cover

We sell property in a number of areas of Slovenia and here are some of the most popular. Bled, Bohinj, Ljubljana, Maribor, The Soca Valley, and  Kranjska Gora, on the coast and in the west of Slovenia. We are asked to represent property all over Slovenia so simply ask us and we sure to be able to help. You will see a wide range of property in Slovenia for sale on this site and some of our latest properties can be viewed here.

Dolenjska (e.g. Novo mesto, Krško)



Dolenjska (e.g. Novo mesto, Krško)

A large scenic province which is hilly and boasts, many historical sites of interest. While an economically developed region, its an area of scenic beauty with many historical sites of interest which can be explored.

 

The region has the  Krka and Kolpa rivers running through it. In the middle of Krka river is an island which is well worth a visit which has Kostanjevica na Krki which is  a small, pretty medieval town dating back to 1091.

 

Not far from  Kostanjevica na Krki, there is a Cistercian monastery founded by Bernard Spanheim back in 1234 which is considered one of the country's most important architectural sites. The monastery, was one of the Duchy of Carniola's wealthiest estates but was ended by the Austrian emperor Josef II in 1758. The monastery now holds a collection of paintings by one of Slovenia's most well known artists - Božidar Jakac.

 

Dolenjska is also famous for two other well known  medieval monasteries - the Cistercian Abbey of Stična, which is home to the Slovenian Religious Museum and the Pleterje Charterhouse.  In the valley of the River Krka, there are a number of  ancient castles most of which are in ruins but there is one castle Otočec which has been preserved. Another famous castle which is now a museum is Brežice Castle which is considered one of the best in Slovenia.

 

The little know region Bela krajina is one of the most isolated in Slovenia being cut off by the Gorjanci hills. Many visitors have called it romantic and for those who take a trip to the area will find it offers a slower pace of life which takes you back to a bygone age. The area is also know for producing good wines and   also for producing  belokranjske pisanice which are the  traditional decorated Easter eggs of the country.

 

The Dolenjska region rivers the Krka and Kolpa are popular with rafters and kayakers and the hilly countryside is also attracts walkers and cyclists.  For those who want to be less energetic, there are many sites to explore as we have seen above. The area offers good rental accommodation including flats, houses and villas at great prices, as well as a number of hotels to suit all budgets.  In addition, the country is near the Croatian border making it a great base to expore the delights of both countries


Gorenjska (e.g. Bled, Bohinj, K. Gora)



Gorenjska (e.g. Bled, Bohinj, K. Gora)

This region gets its name from the Slovenian for Mountain and its no surprise why, it posesses most of Slovenians largest mountains, including the Country's highest mountain Mount Triglav, at nearly 2900m. Its popular for a wide range of outdoor activities including – mountain climbing, skiiing, hiking and a range of extreme sports.

 

This region offers the most beautiful, breathtaking scenery in Slovenia and probably Europe. The Julian Alps and the awesome Triglav National Park are within Gorenska region. The two "great lakes" are here two, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj.  Skiing takes place at a number of places, with Kranska Gora being the largest and arguably the most popular with skiers. With the sites and scenery, the airport, the charming capital city, and the outdoor activities available, no wonder it is the most popular with visitors who come to Slovenia.

 

The area is popular with visitors and a there is a wide range of rental property for people visiting the area and it also offers great real estate investment potential for those looking to buy Slovenian property – with solid capital gains and good rental incomes. 


Koroška (e.g. Slovenj Gradec)



Koroška (e.g. Slovenj Gradec)

The smallest region, of Slovenia but while it may be small its a great destination to visit. Its a  mountainous region and is also known for its dense alpine forests. visitors come for many outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking and cycling and of course just to enjoy the history and beauty of the the region.  

 

The region contains the traditional regions of Slovenian Carinthia and Lower Styria and broders Austria.  The region has Slovenia's most industrial and has a number manufacturing plants, mines and quarries.

 

Slovenj Gradec is the main town in the region is a major business hub, cultural centre and dates back to 1091. The town is situated in the Mislinja Valley to the east of the Karawanks mountains, so  46 km to the west of Maribor and around 68 km northeast of Ljubljana which are Slovenia's two largest towns.

Sites to explore include the former City Hall which is now the Koroška Art Gallery, the Koroška Regional Museum, the Church the Soklič Museum and finally the Church of Sv. Duh. The town also received the Messenger of Peace  awarded to it  by the United Nations and is known for hosting a number of cultural and artistic events.

In the Mežica Valley visitors will find the Ravenska železarna ironworks (Metal Ravne) and situated at  Mežica, there is an old  lead mine which has been preserved and  is now converted a museum,


Pohorje is a popular destination which has the Ski centres Kope and Ribniško Pohorje. Peca is the tallest mountain of the Eastern Karavank mountains and the surrounding area is one of outstanding natural beauty which has a senic valley and the beautiful Topla Nature Park.

 

The region attracts skiers, hikers, cyclists and sightseers and rental accommodation in terms of houses, apartments and farm houses can all be rented at great prices. The area Borders Austria which means great access to ski resorts as well as Klagenfurt airport. In conclusion, A great little region!


Ljubljana & Surroundings



Ljubljana & Surroundings

 

Vibrant, cosmopolitan, enchanting, friendly oh and pretty, these are some of the words people usually use to describe this tiny city of 350,000.  A cross between Amsterdam and Prague, then shrunk, is about what Ljubljana looks and feels like. With numerous riverside cafes, bars and restaurants it is a fun and interesting place to spend time in. You can read more about Ljulbljana by Clicking Here

 

There are many areas close to Ljubljana to explore and below we look at some of the most popular.

 

 Iški Vintgar and  Pekel Gorgea gorges, are both well worth a vist. The first has calming and beautiful,  pools of water which can be reached by travelling through the Ljubljansko Barje wetlands which a local protected area of outstanding natural beauty and a  regional park. Pekel Gorge is a more dramatic gorge which featues - waterfalls and fast moving, white water raids and is popular for a variety of adventure sports.

Nearby is  the old monastery of Bistra which today, houses the Technical Museum of Slovenia.

Driving east from the capital you enter thevalley of the river Sava, which is in the Posavje Hills. The town of Vače is worth a visit and is well known for the Vače Situla, an Iron Age site. The village of Spodnja Slivna is close by and is the - GEOSS or the geometric centre of Slovenia. Near the town of Litija the Renaissance Bogenšperk Castle is located and its one of the best preserved  in the whole country.

To the south of Ljubljana ar the Kamnik-Savinja Alps were also, the town of Kamnik is situated. A major tourist attraction in the town is the  Castle which looks down, on town from a local hill. Just a short drive from the town is Zaprice Castle which is now home to the Kamnik Museum.

To the south-east of Ljubljana there is another castle from the  Renaissance era - the Turjak Castle. When visiting the castle, you can also walk on a trail  and find  Rašica, at the birthplace of Primož Trubar. The final site close by is - Dobrepolje. Dobrepolje  is home to  a large karst polje, the stunning and beautiful Podpeč Cave and the site is also the biggest linden grove in the country.


N. Primorska (e.g. Bovec, Most na Soči)



N. Primorska (e.g. Bovec, Most na Soči)

This is a collection of regions in one! You have the coast at the south, with the jewel, Piran taking centre stage, Italian in style this town is well worth a visit. You then have central Primorska, full of valleys and rolling hills, a great wine growing area. You have the Karst region, a rocky limestone region, dotted with pretty stone built villages. Then moving north you have the more alpine regions including towns such Bovec, Slovenia's outdoor sports capital. Leaving the best to last you have the amazing, breath taking Soca River running North to South, this crystal clear turqouise river leaves you speechless when you first get a glimpse. Activities on this river include, rafting, fly fishing, kayaking etc. The villages and houses in this region are some of the prettiest in the country, many built of stone and some of the cheapest to buy. The climate here is also very different, it is more meditteranean than other regions, collecting the warm winds in the central and south parts that blow northwards from the Adriatic.


Notranjska & Kras (e.g. Postojna)



Notranjska & Kras (e.g. Postojna)

This region is mountainous and has a  border with Croatia, providing some great scenery and several sites to visit some of which are the most popular tourist attractions in Slovenia. 

 

One of the major sites of the region is - the awe inspiring caves at  Postojna which are probably the most famous caves in the world. The caves consist of 20 kilometres of passages and chambers an electric train, runs as far as the Big Mountain (Velika Gora) cavern which is around 4km from the entrance to the cave network The caves are filled with white stalactites shaped like needles, massive icicles all in a number of different shapes. 

 

Moving on from the cavern is Russian Bridge which was constructed by prisoners of war in 1916 and after the Bridge, are the 500m-long Beautiful Caves (Lepe Jame) that are filled with ribbon-shaped stalactites and stalagmites which are thought to be around two million years old. The Black Cave (Črna Jama) and Pivka Cave are also awe inspiring in there beauty.

 

The caves also house Concert Hall (Koncertna Dvorana) that can hold up 10,000 people. At Christmas and New Year, the hall hosts performances dedicated to the festive season

 

Predjama castle is another must visit location which was was built in 1274 by the Patriarch of Aquileia in Gothic a style. The Castle is located high on a vertical cliff, 9 km from the Postojna Cave, in the beautful and romantic village of Predjama. Its more than 700 years and  has a romatic feel due to its look, location by the river Lokva, which disappears into the underground world deep down below the castle. Well worth a visit and one of the nicest castles in Europe.

 

Another popular attraction is the mysterious "disappearing lake" at Cerknica. The lake is located just 25km south of Ljubljana the lake fills up between October and June then, freezes over in Winter and then empties during the height of Summer. It is a beautiful lake and the biggest in Slovenia and is popular with people who want to fish or enjoy a number of water sports.

 

The area is steeped in history and has stunning scenery and is popular with visitors and there is a variety of rental accommodation which is keenly priced so you can enjoy the sites on a budget


Prekmurje (e.g. Murska Sobota, Goričko)



Prekmurje (e.g. Murska Sobota, Goričko)

This region is located in the North East of the country and is  known as the bread basket of Slovenia. Farming is the industry here but it also has  an extensive wine growing business. The region is  generally quite a flat area and is Slovenia's gateway to the Pannonian Plain. The region is  flat and dominated by farming – with vast cornfields and other crop fields covering most of the region. The area doesn't offer the dramatic landscapes of  western Slovenia but the area has a charm all  of its own.

 

The region has  three sub regions - the  hilly area to the north of Murska Sobota, known as the Goričko and the other two sub regions which are flat, where agriculture is the main occupation. The flatlands to the east are located between the Mur River,  and the western lowlands. The main  town of the region is  Murska Sobota which is the administrative and commercial hub and the only other sizeable town  is Lendava.

 

The Romanesque rotunda with its stunning frescoes at Selo is a popular place to visit and so to are  the floating mills which were working mills, in days gone by on the River Mura but today, the only operational mill is at Ižakovci. The Bukovniško Lake is a popular tourist attraction  and so to is the castle at Murska Sobota which also has a  Regional Museum.

 

One of the famous foods of the region is the Prekmurje ham which is unique in its taste and very popular. Prekmurje ham has been produced for thousands of years and has a distinctive taste and smell. Apart from ham, the region is known for its unique traditional dishes of which the best known are a pork, turnip and a  millet stew which is known  bujta repa and a filling  pastry called prekmurska gibanica.

 

The region as a border with Hungary which offers offers good access to Budapest and Lake Balaton.  Graz airport in Austria is close by allowing easy access to this area. Property prices are on the low side due to its location but it is the least visited part of the Country so rental yields can be lower that other more popular locations in the Country.


S. Primorska (e.g. Koper, Portorož)



S. Primorska (e.g. Koper, Portorož)

This is a collection of regions in one! You have the coast at the south, with the jewel, Piran taking centre stage, Italian in style this town is well worth a visit. You then have central Primorska, full of valleys and rolling hills, a great wine growing area. You have the Karst region, a rocky limestone region, dotted with pretty stone built villages. Then moving north you have the more alpine regions including towns such Bovec, Slovenia's outdoor sports capital. Leaving the best to last you have the amazing, breath taking Soca River running North to South, this crystal clear turqouise river leaves you speechless when you first get a glimpse. Activities on this river include, rafting, fly fishing, kayaking etc. The villages and houses in this region are some of the prettiest in the country, many built of stoneand some of the cheapest to buy. The climate here is also very different, it is more meditteranean than other regions, collecting the warm winds in the central and south parts that blow northwards from the Adriatic. To read more about this region Click Here


Štajerska (e.g. Maribor, Celje)



Štajerska (e.g. Maribor, Celje)

This region or province is the largest in Slovenia and has the cities of Maribor and Celje within it which are both popular with buyers of Slovenia property.  Its a big region and has a population of approximately 750,000 which is around 35% of the population of Slovenia.

 

It is a region of both rolling hills at its core and mountain ranges to the North. A region of extensive farmland as well as being home to the ski resorts of Maribor Massif, the largest of Slovenia's ski resorts but arguably not the most challenging.

 

We have covered Maribor in another section of this site and its a delightful place but so to s the he second largest town  Celje. The town was once the home of the Counts of Cilli, an aristocratic dynasty from the 15th century, the town also has a large castle which is one of the largest in Slovenia.

 

Today, Celje is one of Slovenia’s fasting growing towns with a number of high tech industries . The town is the location for - the annual International Trade Fair which is  the biggest business and trade fair in the south east Europe and also its most important trade fair.

 

Near to Celje the Šaleška and Savinjska Valleys which are both popular with visitors. In the lower Savinjska Valley, hops are main industry and have been cultivated for around 150 years and the valley is also the area, where hikers come to start their walks into the Savinjska Alps.

 

Ptuj is the oldest city in Slovenia and is a beautiful medieval city with a great central castle. The castle was built in the 9th century and the tower is still intact today which is located  in the western forecourt. Today, the castle is a museum which attracts numerous overseas visitors who want to get an idea of the colourful history of Slovenia.

 

One particularly scenic area in this province is the Logar Valley, situated in the far west of the region. This is a beautiful part of the country and there is a wide variety of scenery to enjoy as well as historic sites to visit. The area has a wide range of rental accommodation, to suit all budgets and for those investing in property, the most popular place to buy real estate is Maribor but there are also other great areas to invest in property. An interesting region for both visitors and for those looking to invest.

 


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