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Slovenia - Eastern Slovenia (PDF Chapter)
This is the Eastern Slovenia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Slovenia guidebook.
Eastern Slovenia, embracing three provinces, rises from flat agricultural lands to snow-capped peaks. Its mountains, rivers and thermal waters provide a natural playground, while many of its historic towns date back to Roman times.
Tiny Koroška (Carinthia) is a region of forests, mountains and highland meadows and is tailor-made for outdoor activities, including skiing, mountain biking and hiking.
In the far northeast, Prekmurje is Slovenia’s ‘forgotten’ corner, mostly a broad, farmed plain ‘beyond the Mura River’, which has preserved its culture of traditional music, folklore, architecture and food. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy taking the waters at its many thermal spas.
- wander back through the past via the narrow cobbled streets of medieval Ptuj, the jewel of Štajerska
- enjoy the wonderland (and the uncrowded skiing) that is Rogla in winter
- visit Prekmurje’s last two remaining floating mills on the Mura River near Veržej and Ižakovci
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Štajerska, Upper Savinja Valley, Celje, Šempeter, Kozjansko Region, Rogaška Slatina, Rogatec, Ptuj & around, Maribor, Maribor Pohorje, Central Pohorje Region, Koroška, Slovenj Gradec & around, Prekmurje, Murska Sobota & around, Moravske Toplice and Radenci.
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