Pictures: 1) Lake Bled, Slovenia. 2) Ptuj, Slovenia. 3) Piran, Slovenia. 4) Motovun, Croatia. 5) Korčula-Orebič, Croatia.
In addition to the wonderful landscapes and picture postcard towns and cities, the Alpe-Adria and Adriatic regions also benefit from a good range of interesting visitor attractions.
Alpine Slovenia: Bled castle, Vintgar gorge, Mt. Vogel cable car, Savica waterfall, Radovljica old town & museum, Pyramiden Kogel, ‘the highest wooden viewing tower in the world’ (Worthersee, Austria).
Central Slovenia: Ljubljana old town, Ljubljana castle, St Nicholas’s Cathedral, National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana zoo, Postojna caves, Predjama castle, Idrija lace museum, Idrija mercury mine museum, the Napoleon Bridge over the River Soča, Kozjak waterfall, Kobarid World War I museum, Šmartno village and the Gonjače viewing tower, Otočec castle, Kostanjevica na Krki village.
Adriatic Slovenia: Škocjan Caves, Lipica, Štanjel, Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, Miramare Castle (Trieste, Italy).
North Croatian Coast (Istria): St Euphemia Cathedral (Rovinj), Euphrasian Basilica (Poreč), Pula Roman Amphitheatre, Brijuni Islands National Park, Motovun village and Grožnjan village.
North Croatia inland: Zagreb upper/old town (Gornji Grad, Medveščak), Zagreb Cathedral, Zagreb Arts Pavillion, Zagreb Museum of Broken Relationships.
Central inland Croatia: Plitvice Lakes National Park.
South Croatian Coast:
– Trogir area: Trogir old town, St Lawrence’s Cathedral, Duke’s Palace, boat trips to the nearby islands of Šolta, Brać and Hvar.
– Split area: Split old town, Diocletian’s Palace, Cathedral of St Domnius, Croatian National Theatre, boat trips to the nearby islands of Brać and Hvar.
– Cavtat area: Cavtat old town, Cavtat Cemetery, St Nicolas’s church, Ronald Brown Pathway, boat trips to Dubrovnik and the nearby Elafiti Islands.
– Dubrovnik area: Old town city walls, Pile Gate, Strudan (main street in old town), Dubrovnik Cathedral, Mt. Srd cable car, boat trips to the nearby islands of Mljet, Koločep and Korčula.
Montenegro: The Bay of Kotor, the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks, Kotor old town, Budva old town, the Sveti Stefan islet, Lovćen National Park, Cetinje old town, Durmitor National Park, the Black Lake, the Tara Canyon and Đurđevića Bridge and Skadar Lake (the largest lake in the Balkans).
Bosnia & Herzegovona: Mostar old town and bridge (UNESCO world heritage site and Sarajevo old town (Baščaršija).
Serbia: Belgrade city centre and fortress, the Skadarlija quarter of Belgrade, the Belgrade waterfront at the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube, Novi Sad, Fruška Gora, the Šumadija wine hills, the Zlatibor and Tara Mountains.
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