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SloveniaHolidays.com > Gorenjska
Gorenjska (formerly Upper Carniola) is a region with high peaks, sharp mountain ridges, deep Alpine valleys and crystal clear water. Narrow gorges with thundering waterfalls add to this typical vision of an Alpine environment, where quiet valley lakes reflect clear blue skies, dark green forests, extensive plains, cleared woodland, mountain pastures and the flora & fauna of colourful meadows.
The territory of the mythical Goldenhorn, leading his flock of chamois (half goat - half antelope) and surrounded by white edelweiss flowers, is a protected zone in the Triglav national park, which also contains Mount Triglav (three heads), at 2864m, is the national symbol of Slovenia. The best way to start exploring this magnificent park is to visit one of the tourist offices in Trenta, Kranjski gora, Bovec or Ribičev Laz in Bohinj. By following the info signposts in the park, you can take a journey back to the time of the first mountaineers, the weather hardened shepherds or sink though the layers of earth to the deep Karst underworld. There are several forest-educational paths and other related trails which lead you to the river channels of Tolminka, Zadlaščica, Mostnica, the Gorge of Pokljuka or to Zelenci, where the central Slovenian river Sava has it's source.
On the slopes of the Karavanke Mountains, the Golica is covered with daffodils and the peak of the Ajdna invites you, especially in Spring, to see the Velika Planina plateau, where cows graze like they have done for centuries before. In the Dovžan Gorge near Tržič you can visit the well-known archaeological stone site from the Permic Period and also the Smith's Museum in Kropa which exhibits interesting relics from this past trade.
Of course, you cannot leave Gorenjska without visiting Kranj the most famous tourist resort here, with a picturesque old town nestled on the pier above the meeting of the Sava and Kokra rivers. Make time to visit Škofja Loka with its famous castle, Kranjska Gora, Radovljica and Kamnik and of course the Arboretum Volčji Potok.
And last, but not least there is stunning lake Bled – with an island and church in the middle of the this picture-perfect lake. The island is overlooked by a fairy tale castle on the top of a steep cliff, which in turn is dwarfed by the majestic peeks of the Julian Alps. Bled is a centre for international rowing, congresses and other more local social events, as well as being the starting point for trips to the Slovenian Alps and ski resorts – »the image of paradise«, as humbly described by the greatest Slovenian poet France Prešeren.
Holidays in Slovenia - TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK
Are you looking for an unforgettable vacation that is so perfect for you that you will be talking about it for years?
Triglav National Park is a special, magical place, located in Slovenia. According to the newspaper The Guardian is one of the ten most beautiful national parks of Europe.
Diversity that you will experience in the Triglav National Park cannot be found anywhere else, and almost on every step you will be surprised beyond of your expectation.
Given the diversity of Triglav National Park and foremost because of our personalized program that is tailored specifically for you, here you will experience a holiday which will be remembered for years.
Hotel Actum is the newest hotel in the historical part of Kranj and is located only a few meters away from the sites worth visiting, the great shops and museums in this beautiful Slovene town.
Visit one of our many great beauty and pampering salons in Slovenia!
Why not go on a slightly different kind of vacation – one that will include culture? Here are our recommendations.
Apartment Olimia - Lipa in Podčetrtek and the Forest cottage Pokljuka in the very heart of the Triglav National Park.
The holiday log cabins Alpinka 1 and Alpinka 2 at the ski resort Krvavec are located on the edge of the ski slopes at Kriška planina and on the edge of a lovely forest. They offer wonderful views over the Alps and the mighty Triglav.