SLOVENIA

DISCOVER THIS UP AND COMING EUROPEAN GEM WITH OUT ADVENTURES GAY TRAVEL

The Lowdown

Part of former Yugoslavia, Slovenia was once a socialist country that never fell fully behind the Iron Curtain. Today it's an emerging destination known for its capital of Ljubljana, karstic rock formations, sensual lakes and waterways, and some impressive wine country. The nation even offers remarkable biodiversity, with over 400 furry bears living in the wild (versus in plaid vests).

Population: 2 million
Language: Slovene
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Belgrade, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Prague
Electricity: F

The LGBT Factor

Slovenia legalized homosexuality in 1977. While the LGBT community cannot marry, come February of 2017, marriage rights will be fully extended to same-sex common law couples, with the exception of adoption and artificial insemination where complications still exist legally. There's also a small but growing gay scene in Ljubljana - the nation's capital - and they even host a ‘Pink Week' every May.

The Best Time to Visit

Slovenia's incredibly short coast (only 47km/29mi) serves up a quintessential Mediterranean climate: hot and dry from June though September, with temperatures soaring to 35C/95F at the peak of summer (Jul/Aug). Up in the Julian Alps, you can expect the weather to be more bearable, as temperatures drop by about 10C/20F.

The Shock Factor

Slovenia may be on the cusp of a tourism explosion, but it's already developed enough to offer classic Western creature comforts and luxuries. You should have no problem making yourself at home here, one of Europe's hottest new destinations.

Visas

Slovenia is part of the Schengen area, and a visa is not required for American, Australian, British and Canadian citizens travelling to the country for fewer than 90 days. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the responsibility of the traveller.

Vaccinations

Based on the entry requirements for Slovenia, there are no vaccinations needed. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic...OUT Adventures cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

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TOURS

REVIEWS

RATING:

Jason D.

Sensational Slovenia

It was a fabulous adventure! We are like kings and we participated in activities that I would probably not have booked on my own.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Ron W.

Sensational Slovenia

Slovenia is beautiful, has wonderful food, has stylish hotels, and warm and welcoming people.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5