With nine locations serving the Republic of Slovenia: Including Ljubljana and Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport; Portorož and Portorož Airport; Maribor and Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport; plus a location in Bled; one in Novi Mesto; and one in Celje, Europcar is amply prepared to meet and exceed all of your car hire demands. Our vast fleet of comfortable, modern and reliable vehicles is always on hand and ideal for any size party or budget, while helpful services and options like express pick-up, easy 3-step online booking, child seats, satellite navigation and additional driver cover are available to help make sure that whatever challenges meet you during your visit to Slovenia, getting across this fine country will not one of them.
Boarding Italy to the west, Croatia to the south and Austria to the north, Slovenia seems to cram in many elements from its border countries into a very small space. The northern region has a very Alpine feel, the southern country owes much to the Dinaric mountains of Croatia, and the western lands and coastline can only be described as Mediterranean. The natural beauty of the mountain country to the north is well documented, with hills and dales criss-crossed by sparkling rivers that ease into picturesque lakes, backed by snow-capped mountains and surrounded with features like Lake Bled and the Soča Valley. The Adriatic coast offers the Venetian Gothic historical town of Piran, with the nearby city of Portorož equipped with everything you could want from a modern seaside resort, in a part of Slovenia that ably caters to visitors looking for sun, sea and sand. The area around Maribor is famous for its world-class ski resorts, like Pohorje, and its white wine, in particular the Ljutomer Riesling.
The City of Ljubljana - The capital and largest city in Slovenia can trace its population back to lake dwelling fisher-folk who navigated the surrounding marshes in dugout canoes, 2000 years before Christ. These days, more than a quarter of a million people live in Ljubljana and have a reputation as a friendly and welcoming populus, keen to encourage visitors in sampling everything their country, cuisine and city has to offer. Seamlessly blending German, Mediterranean and Slovenian influences into a unique culture, the cityscape features art nouveau, baroque and renaissance architectural styles, all under the shadow of the medieval Ljubljana Castle found at the centre of the town. Ljubljana is also well known for its open green spaces, the most prominent being the nearly two square mile Tivoli Park that contains statues, flower gardens and fountains, along with Tivoli Castle and the National Museum of Contemporary History. The abundance of rivers and waterways in Ljubljana has led to the creation of some wonderful bridges, including the Triple Bridge, the Trnovo Bridge, and the Dragon Bridge, among many others, while on dry land the city contains numerous museums and art galleries, as well as first-rate shopping facilities, bars, and restaurants that range from rustic, local types to the best in fine dining.