Kostanjevica na Krki

The Venice of Dolenjska – Slovenia’s only town on a river island


Kostanjevica na Krki is not only Slovenia’s smallest town, but also the only one which stands on a river island, with the green Krka winding its way around it. The meandering river offers charming reflections of the Gorjanci hills, about which stories were written by Janez Trdina; the Krka flows slowly and lazily, and in summer generously offers refreshment to hot swimmers and beckons you over for a boat trip around the town.

The Venice of Dolenjska has its own gondolas – characteristic wooden boats that glide silently over the water and let the tired oarsman rest peacefully by the river bank. Kostanjevica na Krki is romantic and beautiful; in the local area you can enjoy walking, cycling and horse riding, or you can go out exploring the diverse cultural offer.

Only a small town offers so much luxury in such a small space – the art of sculpture at Forma Viva, a look around the Cistercian monastery or a visit to the Božidar Jakac Gallery. Last but not least, Kostanjevica na Krki is a treasure for food lovers – you can enjoy local specialities, Cviček and high-quality wines, freshly picked fruit and local fruit juices.


Vila Castanea***

Ulica talcev 9,
8311 Kostanjevica na Krki
Phone: +386 69 927 593

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