See castles on the side of mountains, lakes in underwater caves, fields filled with white horses, and villages pulled from a storybook—all in a country no bigger than Massachusetts.
Tucked between Italy, Austria, and Croatia, Slovenia is so small you might skip over it—but that would be a mistake. Though it’s roughly the size of Massachusetts, it packs a major visual punch: alpine villages, cliffside castles, emerald lakes, fields of white horses, and some of the most beautiful forests in the entire world. In other words, it’s a fairy tale setting come to life. Here are some of the best and most beautiful places the country has to offer—start packing your bags.
There’s a reason Lake Bled is one of Slovenia’s most popular sites.