With only 2 million people in more than 20 thousand square kilometers Slovenia is one of the smaller states of the European Union. However, because of its geographical location there are many benefits for the economy and also for tourism. 58% of the country is covered with forests, which ranks into the European top.
Its small size is not reflected in all areas. In Slovenia there exist over 30 speaking dialects. You can admire its diversity in all areas on all levels of customs, the food, the oral tradition in the arts. Thus, in the northeastern part you can admire Kurenti in spring, and on southwestern part Škoromati. Both have the same role of banishing the winter in order to celebrate the spring again. In the winter we can admire the longest ski jumps in the world in Planica, only two hours drive away, and in the summer we can watch sunsets in the Adriatic Sea in Piran. Despite of Slovenia’s small size, it has a number of parks, of national and regional importance. Regional parks such as Škocjan Caves Regional Park, Notranjski regional park, represent a large potential for development of social and tourism throughout the year. These are all real hidden gems in a land on the sunny side of the Alps as we like to call Slovenia. Because tourism has been recently focused too much only to the main axis of Piran-Postojna cave-Ljubljana-Bled, the goal of tourist workers is to widen this axis and involve less developed areas with its rich cultural, natural and historical heritage which they deserve.
This can be achieved by linking the existing mechanisms as well as by investing in the construction of new mechanisms, such as Eurosen.