Lying on Austria's border is the Slovenian region of Styria, perfect for those looking for a new and unique holiday experieence. A vast and large region, Lower Styria's mountains, woods and towns offer up compelling reasons to visit Slovenia. Lower Styria is a large region of Slovenia which has no formal political status. Its vast area centres upon the towns of Maribor and Celje, and it offers a great holiday all year round, no matter what the season. People staying in Lower Styria holiday homes may want to visit Celje, traditionally the capital of the Savinjska region and Slovenia's third largest city. The town has a pleasantly historic centre, with monuments and churches to enjoy, and is known as the 'City of Princes'.
Close to the town of Celje is Logarska dolina, which enjoys a reputation as being one of Europe's most beautiful glacial valleys. This forms an excellent starting point for the many hiking trails in the area, while the Rinka waterfall will simply take your breath away. Solčava, a nearby mountain village, will appeal to more adventurous people staying in Lower Styria holiday homes, as there is an ice-climbing course here. Another of the main towns in the region is Maribor, and anyone staying in Lower Styria apartments should make sure that they take a look at this fascinating town. Not only are there plenty of museums, galleries and a host of other cultural attractions, the town is also a major winter sports centre. The Mariborsko Pohorje ski area overlooks the town, while the Snow Stadium hosts international skiing events, and also allows the public to ski at night.
Those people staying in Lower Styria holiday homes who want a more exciting skiing adventure should head for the Adrenaline, higher up the slopes from the Snow Stadium. However, should all that activity leave you feeling a little sore, take a trip to the spa at Terme Maribor, where you will relax as you are expertly pampered .Ptuj, Slovenia's oldest town, is situated not far from Maribor. People staying in Lower Styria apartments who are interested in the region's history will find plenty to do here. Ptuj Castle overlooks the town, and there is a fine museum in the old fortress. Ptujska Gora, home to a famous church popular with pilgrims, is also not far away, while other castles can be found at Štatenberg, Vurberg and Borl. A stay in some Lower Styria apartments really could be the holiday of lifetime. With such a vast and diverse region to explore, visitors may well find that they have to return again and again.