Maribor – embraced by vineyard-covered hills and the Pohorje massif
Slovenia's second-largest city stands on the river Drava. Walk through the old town centre by the Drava embankment. See the famous 400-year-old vine in the Lent district. Feel the city's lively cultural pulse during the Lent Festival. Maribor is also a good base from which to visit the Mariborsko Pohorje – popular with skiers and snowboarders in winter and hikers and cyclists in summer – and the picturesque vineyard covered hills.
Piran and Portorož – pearls of the Mediterranean
Slovenia's coast is just over an hour's drive from Ljubljana. Its heart is the picturesque little coastal town of Piran, with its cobbled streets, charming old houses and attractive squares. Its neighbour, with a very different character, is the tourist resort of Portorož, with numerous hotels, swimming pools and a long sandy beach where you can laze away the day beneath a colourful umbrella.