Exploring Picturesque Slovenia and Croatia
Today, we’d like to take you on a photographic journey through Slovenia and Croatia — both wonderful places to explore and photograph and a bit less touristed than more popular European travel destinations.
Slovenia and Croatia both used to be part of the former Yugoslavia. However, Slovenia’s culture, cuisine, and landscape have always been closely aligned with its neighboring Austria and historically, it was part of the Austrian/Hungarian Habsburg Empire before WWI. Both countries are now members of the EU — easy to navigate and filled with wonderful travel destinations.
At Photography Travel Tours, we take our clients to the area of the magnificent Lake Bled in Slovenia, the medieval city of Rovinj on the Istrian Peninsula and the magical Plitvice National Park in Croatia, and of course, we also include many fun side trips.
Follow our footsteps and if you have the time also visit the gleaming town of Dubrovnik, rightfully called the Pearl of the Adriatic. Just know that it can be overrun with tourists and is, therefore, a challenge to navigate with a larger group of people.
From Rovinj we drive inland to the impressive Plitvice Lakes National Park, a beautiful heavily forested gorge in central Croatia with 16 lakes, numerous creeks and cascading waterfalls which are connected by trails and boardwalks, many of them built right over the water.
After spending a few days at Plitvice Lakes National Park, we drive north into Slovenia to the charming town of Bled on the shores of Lake Bled, one of our favorite places in Europe for its tranquility and beauty.
Rewarding side trips from Bled are the little chapel of St. Primož, the lovely town of Škofja Loka, and the charming small village of Radovljica with its bee museum. Slovenes adore bees!
Make sure to also pay a visit to the vibrant intimate city of Ljubljana and its wonderful farmers market.
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