Goriska in Slovenia has beautiful natural scenery, consisting of majestic mountains, fresh green forests and meandering rivers. The Soca River (Italian: Isonzo), which runs throughout the region, is one of the most beautiful in Europe and is often referred to as the "Emerald River". This paradise-like landscape is ideal for forest holidays and for hiking holidays, providing some of the most interesting things to do in Slovenia.
The Soca Valley area is also perfect for adventure holiday due to the ample amount water sports activities on offer. Here you can indulge in rafting and boating, and in the town of Kobarid in the Soca Valley there is a hiking trail leading to a number of beautiful waterfalls. Do not forget to take your swimming gear during your summer holiday here, as you will definitely want to take a dip in the crystal clear pools formed at the end of the waterfall.
In Goriska, you will also find Slovenia’s only National Park. The stunning Triglav National Park will leave you speechless as you observe its snowy mountain peaks, the reflections of which ripple in its clear lakes. Enjoy a hiking holiday here and explore the National Park’s deep green forests and meadows that burst with wild-flowers in all the colors of the rainbow. Book your apartments in Slovenia overlooking this beautiful resort and wake up happy every morning!
In the lowest part of Triglav National Park, you will find Tolmin Gorge. The gorge is a must-see destination for the more "sporty" tourists among you looking for an outdoor adventure holiday. Book a holiday cottage in Slovenia in this great area to take advantage of the perfect combination of ancient stone, lush greenery and river water - the area is so awe-inducing that it is said that here Dante Alighieri was inspired to pen parts of the Divine Comedy after he visited these divine mountain cliffs.
Visit the municipality of Bovec, a truly enchanting place. Kids on your family holiday will be impressed to find out that parts of the Hollywood movie Narnia were filmed here; see if the kids can spot some of the places where Prince Caspian would have stood as you travel around the area. Slovenian villas here are absolutely superb for families. From your accommodation in Slovenia, head down into the town where you can taste traditional Slovenian cuisine made with local ingredients at many of the area’s children friendly restaurants. The riverbanks near Bovec are filled with different beaches.
Goriska is also known for its many various vineyards, at which you can sample the region’s delicious wines. Grab a bottle or two to enjoy in the comfort of your Slovenian villa or head to the Vipava valley, known for it is fine wine, to enjoy a wine tasting. Also worth seeing is the Goriska Brda, nicknamed "Slovenia's Tuscany" because of its wines. Rent a Slovenian apartment in the nearby medieval city of Šmartno, which has been declared a World Heritage monument. From one of the seven lookout towers around the city you can look out over the area and its many vineyards.
Slovenia is a fantastic place for an inexpensive family holiday abroad. It is a very affordable country that is becoming an increasingly popular place for summer holidays as well as ski holidays. Book your holiday in Goriska now through NOVASOL, the number one provider of self catering holiday homes in Europe!