It’s Almost Autumn…


Inspiring stories from Slovenia

While the first fallen leaves and lower temperatures are announcing that summer is slowly saying goodbye, we take a look at another series of inspiring stories from Slovenia. This time, cycling, stunning estates (which you can rent or stay at) and hotels are in the forefront.

We all know that Slovenia is a paradise for cycling. What is more, the providers are constantly in search of new intriguing products that will make your (cycling) trip to Slovenia unforgettable. So do make sure to check out the new cycling product, which is actually an open-air escape room. Also, if you want to know more about Roglič and his appearance at the Tour de France – this newsletter reveals the details.

As for the hotels goes, this issue gets you closer to two legendary ones: the newly refurbished villa in Dobrna and Kempinski Palace Portorož, which celebrated its 110 anniversary of welcoming the very first guests. Along with these, we show you some of the most beautiful estates and villas in Slovenia – of course, with a pool. To make your summer longer.

New! unlock bled: “escape room” with e-bikes

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the first outdoor escape game on e-bikes.

Enigmarium and Polka Dot Cycling joined forces and brought a completely new product on the market – UNLOCK® BLED – the first outdoor escape room adventure with e-bikes in the world.

On this 120-minute and 10-km cycling tour around Bled, you will encounter seven exciting challenges, unlock hidden secrets, meet Slovenian folk heroes, learn about the legends and history of Bled, save an awkward witch and have great fun while cycling.

The tour is suitable for teams of 2 to 5 people and is available in Slovenian and English.

The product promotes local in a sustainable way and offers a great deal of fun.

Enigmarium® is the ALPE-ADRIA region’s escape room centre. The original game concept was brought to Ljubljana in September 2014. Today, Enigmarium has more than 25 locations in three countries. They have become the trendsetter in the field of gamification in tourism as well as one of the most popular tourist attractions.

Stunning villas and spa-like mansions

Fancy a romantic countryside villa or an idyllic homestead featuring its own swimming pool?

My kind of rural luxury

Choose your dream boutique accommodation in the countryside and, in addition to a comfortable stay and an idyllic landscape, you’ll also enjoy the refreshing pleasures of a private swimming pool.

Rural, refreshing, fantastic

It might sound like a cliché, but have you ever dreamed of staying in a villa with a swimming pool? However, when you discover some of the truly beautiful Slovenian villas that offer such facilities, you’ll find that they are far from clichéd. Each has its own character, whether it’s a renovated traditional house or a modern architectural masterpiece. Most luxurious villas are found in places benefiting from the Mediterranean climate. However, there is no shortage of such villas in other parts of Slovenia, too. If your dreams are slightly more modest, you can spend an equally comfortable rural break on one of the well-maintained homesteads where you can also take a dip in a private swimming pool.

The most beautiful villas in which to spend your summer

Discover your piece of paradise. Wake up in a luxurious villa with a priceless view of the idyllic landscape. Enjoy the abundance of the countryside – from authentic local flavours on your table to walks in nature. You will find freshness at “your” doorstep, as you can take a dip in a private swimming pool.

The allure of the Mediterranean soul

Most luxurious villas, where you can enjoy the peace and intimacy, are found in places that have a Mediterranean climate. Brda has been a popular area for the residences of aristocrats, the Karst lures with its mysteriousness, while the inland areas of Slovenian Istria are tempting due to their proximity to the sea. Check out some of the most prominent villas in this part of Slovenia.

1.- Villa Fabiani, Kobdilj

Photo by Ana Rojc

Seek out the exhilarating experience of the Karst, which inspired the famous architect Maks Fabiani since childhood. Treat yourself to a break at his estate and in a renovated country manor, which, like Fabiani, have their own magical charisma.

2.- Mravljevi Villa, Preserje

Photo by Nina Kurnik

Mravljevi Villa is a sophisticated combination of two worlds – a traditional Vipava house built from stone, wood and clay, and a modern building, which blend into a perfect harmony of living. They are connected by a terrace with an old olive tree and a swimming pool, where you can spend pleasant summer days and evenings.

3.- Alma Vista, Vipolže

The villa’s modern appearance hides a green heart. Alma Vista breathes with the Brda landscape and is a holder of the Slovenia Green label. The villa’s charm also lies in its artistic soul, as the works of national and international artists follow you at every step.

4.- Villa Lavanda, Fijeroga

A charming image of a typical Istrian stone house is fragrant with the aroma of the lavender after which the villa is named. As you enter, you’ll be captivated by the spirit of nostalgia flirting with modern comfort. And all with a private swimming pool, from which you can enjoy the view of vineyards and olive groves.

5.- Villa Eva, Dobrovo

Perhaps at first glance, “Eva” will seem like just another typical Brda house, but as soon as you set foot in it, it will captivate you with its charm. A blend of the traditional and the modern spices up the dream view of the Brda landscape.

6.- Villa Majda, Osp

Photo by Rok Jurman

In Osp, in the inland areas of Koper, visit a romantic villa where the traditional and the modern are blended into a unique and comfortable living symphony. If you add indulgence in local cuisine and relaxation in a private swimming pool, you know that you’re in for a great holiday.

7.- Villa Zerou, Kojsko

A modern luxurious villa that offers a superb haven for everyone who likes to take a break from daily worries and simply revel in the comfort of living in the midst of a picturesque Brda landscape. It will be there when you wake up, when you treat yourself to the best from the local environment, and when you cool off in the private swimming pool.

8.- Villa Friuli Karst, Škrbina, Karst

If you’re looking for a residence between the sea and the Karst, you might be charmed by Vila Friuli Karst. Here you will find enough peace to relax, and still have at your disposal everything you need to keep you happily occupied.

9.- Istrian Olive Villa, Marezige

Treat yourself to a break in a romantic villa with an outdoor swimming pool, characterised by a typical Istrian exterior and a modern interior. Far away from the crowds, but as near the sea as it should be.





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