1 Diversity of landscapes on a small distance
Slovenia may be a small country, but it has an astonishing diversity of landscapes. You can decide to spend time in the mountainous north with spectacular peaks of the Julian Alps, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, and the Karavanke. Towards the north-east, the green slopes of Pohorje massif traverses to lowlands, which are part of the Pannonian plain. Most of the southern Slovenia is a karst area where you can admire karst phenomena: caves, intermittent (seasonal) lakes, sinking rivers and collapse dolines (former caves where the ceilings have collapsed). Towards the south-west the climate and vegetation suddenly change to submediterranean, and soon we reach the Adriatic Sea. The distances are really small. Within a single day, one can easily swim in the sea in the morning and stand on a top of a mountain by the evening.