About Slovenia

Slovenia is in central Europe, and is bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. It is just a few hours’ travel from Venice or Vienna. Slovenia is easy to reach from neighbouring countries, with good road and rail links, and daily flights from numerous European cities. As a maritime nation, Slovenia can also be reached by sea.


How to get to Slovenia?

The majority of drivers enter Slovenia by motorway. To drive on motorways in Slovenia you must have a vignette or face heavy fines. The basic X-shaped motorway network in the country is almost complete, with only a short section of the Dolenjska road yet to be built.

Local roads are the most picturesque and interesting routes around the country, and provide the best opportunities to get to know its natural beauty and sights.

There are daily flights from Slovenia’s main international gateway, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, to a number of European cities. Another possibility is to fly to one of the foreign airports in the region, and access Slovenia from there by bus, train or hire car. Zagreb Airport (Zračna luka Zagreb) is not far from Kostanjevica na Krki, 73km away to the south east. Transport services from nearby airports (also Zagreb airport) to Slovenia are also offered by the low-cost carrier GoOpti.

Buses and trains to Slovenia run every day from numerous European cities. It is also possible to arrive by sleeper car.

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. 


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

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