Heritage Trails through Dolenjska and Bela krajina in Slovenia
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Slovenia, the country on the sunny side of the Alps, is one of the smallest countries in Europe. It has a fascinating natural and cultural heritage, the legacy of a long and turbulent history in this part of Europe. In Dolenjska and Bela Krajina, the two southernmost regions of Slovenia, this heritage is especially strong. Here you will find numerous sites rich in local history and archeological finds. Discover the unique traditions and way of life of the country people, get to know their culture, habits and customs, sample their excellent homemade wine and tasty local recipes, and admire the beautiful landscape. This part of Slovenia offers everything you need for an unforgettable holiday.
 

STORIES FROM THE FORESTS OF KOČEVJE AND THE BANKS OF THE KOLPA RIVER
THE CORNUCOPIA OF BELA KRAJINA
THE PEACE OF THE DOLENJSKA CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES
THE PEACE OF THE WHITE MONKS
THROUGH THE KRKA RIVER VALLEY
SCENIC RIVERS AND THEIR SOURCES
A DIFFERENT KIND OF PLEASURE
POETRY AND WINE
THROUGH THE LAND OF CVIČEK
THE BEST HIGHLIGHTS OF TWO REGIONS
CASTLE ADVENTURES
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN DOLENJSKA AND BELA KRAJINA

 

The tours described in this brochure will guide you to the cultural heritage of Dolenjska and Bela Krajina and assist you in tailoring your journey to meet your own needs. They will direct you to the most attractive sites of interest as well as provide information about food and lodging, shopping for local crafts and products, and towns where you can get more information. Each tour described contains information about local restaurants, hotels and inns, and places where you can buy locally made products. Each such place is mentioned only once in one of the programs; you can also choose from among several others mentioned in other itineraries that take you to some of the same destinations.

With the help of these itineraries you will find it easier to embark on your journey to castles and medieval monasteries, villages and their decorative churches, health spas and market towns. Admire the rivers and streams, open yourself to the sights and sounds of this wonderful, gentle, and rolling landscape, enjoy yourself with friendly, welcoming local hosts at traditional festivals, and see the products of their skillful hands.