Besides being one of the greenest and safest countries in the world, Slovenia is also blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. Just think of the fairytale-like Bled, where a castle sits above an island surrounded by crystalline waters, and the impressive Julian Alps with its towering peaks that overlook verdant landscapes, and you’ll need little convincing that Slovenia is an under-the-radar slice of paradise.
Continue your off-the-beaten-track adventures when you dive deep into the country’s up-and-coming gourmet scene — one of its restaurants recently climbed into the World’s Top 50 Restaurants list and the country is also slated to be the European Region of Gastronomy 2021. Oenophiles will be delighted to meet-and-greet local winemakers, who have been hard at work cultivating new varieties of vines and techniques, as well as taste some of these concoctions on a winery tour. You can even sample milk that’s as fresh as it gets when you dispense unpasteurised milk straight from the vending machine!