Private jet charter to Slovenia
If there was ever going to be a country that proves good things come in small packages, Slovenia would probably be it. Over ten times smaller than the United Kingdom and about half the size of Connecticut, this petite nation really packs a punch. There are soaring mountains shadowing jaw-dropping lakes, dense forests where bears and wolves roam, a short-but-sweet coastline, deep caves and castles seemingly hanging on to cliff sides. Add to this a vibrant capital with a characterful old town and towns and villages that just ooze charm, and you have a real wonderland. Experience it all today, charter a private jet. Charter a private jet to Slovenia.
Most visitors to Slovenia will start off in the country’s capital. Bustling and beautiful, Ljubljana is centred around a hilltop castle and fans off around this striking landmark. The city has sprawled out in all directions, with various Soviet-era buildings breaking up the city skyline from elevated vantage points, but it’s the Baroque Old Town and the striking fortification that draw the crowds.
The terracotta-topped buildings of the historic centre hug the northern and western foot of the castle-adorned hill and both banks of the winding River Ljubljanica. The main thoroughfare is Slovenska cesta, a relatively wide street lined with shops, restaurants and bars. There are further drinking and dining venues along the riverfront which come alive in the afternoon and into the evening. Cast your eyes up from most points around the Old Town and you’ll see Ljubljana Castle, which was first built in the 11th Century. The castle buildings you can explore today are 15th-, 16th- and 17th- Century structures.
From Ljubljana, the beaten track takes you north up into the Julian Alps. In this corner of the country, towering granite peaks soar above verdant green valleys scattered with traditional farms, villages and crystal clear lakes. The region’s most famous spot is Lake Bled, which sits at the edge of Triglav National Park. This stretch of emerald-hued water and the surrounding forest-clad hills are like a scene from a fairy tale thanks to a cliff-edge castle and magical church located on an island in the middle of the lake. On the eastern shore is the town of Bled, a busy place that pulls you back into the real world and is full of restaurants, cafes and shops. Travel westwards along the breathtaking Sava Bohinjka Valley and you’ll reach Lake Bohinj, which – if it is possible – is even more scenic than its more famous neighbour.
The north-eastern corner of Slovenia is less frequently explored but no less beautiful. The Kamnik-Savinja Alps are the focus here, with beautiful mountain valleys and traditional villages that seem to be frozen in time. The Logar Valley is the jewel in the crown here. This steep-sided Alpine valley is a natural wonder with plenty of outdoor activities on offer, but it also holds some human interest too – valley-side plateaus are home to historic farmsteads where traditional methods are still used, as well as a handful of herdsman’s huts. There’s just one winding road through the valley with 12 places of interest to stop along the way. The east of the country is also home to the second-largest city, Maribor, and the town of Ptuj which is considered to be one of Slovenia’s prettiest settlements.
South-west Slovenia’s multitude of attractions include caves, the coastline and a castle of dreams. The twin cave systems of Postojna and Škocjan are a couple of the most popular natural attractions in Slovenia; the former is a subterranean wonderland of stalactites, stalagmites and karst columns while the latter is home to vast caverns such as the Murmuring Cave and unique rice-terrace-like pothole formations known as rimstones. Nearby is the eye-catching castle within a cave in the small village of Predjama which dates back to the 1500s.
Slovenia’s coastline, which is sandwiched between Italy and Croatia, is just 29 miles long. There are a couple of towns of note along this fleeting stretch of land – Piran and Portorož – as well as the main town of Koper, a regular stop on Adriatic cruises starting or ending in Venice. Piran is a charming spot at the tip of a peninsula – at its western-most point you can see Italy if you look to the north and Croatia while gazing south. It’s a bit like a mini Dubrovnik with its terracotta roofed buildings and narrow maze of streets that lead up from the waterfront. It has a large central square, faded Venetian architecture, a horseshoe-shaped harbour and a long waterfront promenade lined with lively bars and restaurants. For a less traditional and more modern seaside experience, as well as a vibrant nightlife, head to Portorož where casinos, hotels, bars and sun loungers line the waterfront.
The forests of southern Slovenia are another area that’s not widely explored by international visitors. Most people who do head down this way are seeking out the country’s population of brown bears. Tours leave Ljubljana from April to early October and will explore the dense forested hills where the bears roam. Other animals you could spot in this relatively wild region include deer, lynx and even wolves – there are thought to be more than 40 of these protected carnivores in Slovenia.
Although only a small country, Slovenia is served by three international airports. These are located in Ljubljana, Maribor and Portorož, meaning each corner of the country is easy to reach in under a couple of hours by road. Simply contact our team and we’ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Slovenia.