Seen by visitors from all over as the region most representative and typical of Slovenia, Upper Carniola, or Gorensjka as it is sometimes known, is home to the nation's highest mountain. Come to this magnificent part of Slovenia to gaze in wonder upon beautiful lakes and mountains and to wander through interesting little towns rich in local traditions and history. The main urban centre in this part of Slovenia is Kranj. This city has a long history of connection with industry and trade, and its picturesque town centre was largely designed by architect Jože Plečnik. Anyone interested in the local arts scene should visit the Prešeren Theatre in the town, while history enthusiasts staying in Upper Carniola apartments will find a trip to Khislstein Castle, the home of the Gorenjska Museum, a rewarding experience.
However, visitors to the type of holiday homes Upper Carniola offers will really want to spend some time outside of urban areas. The Julian Alps and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps both range across the area, and are home to deep river gorges, dramatic chasms and sheltered Alpine valleys. The Triglav National Park provides a great focus for exploring the mountains, and contains Slovenia's highest peak, known as Triglav. For those, who are addicted to regions with untouched nature, the following destinations will be lovely, too:
Obviously, such a mountainous landscape provides plenty of opportunity for winter sports enthusiasts to enjoy themselves and do what they love best and people staying in the kind of winter holiday homes Upper Carniola offers should head to Kranjska Gora. This resort is also a great place to visit during the summer months though, when the skiing and snowboarding are is replaced by hiking, mountain biking and a host of other fun-filled activities.
Another resort town worth a visit, this time in the Julian Alps, is Bled, overlooked by a clifftop castle. The town's hot springs and mild climate have drawn visitors for centuries, and people staying in Upper Carniola apartments nearby might also want to visit Blejski Vintgar, where there is a beautiful gorge formed by the River Radovna.Visitors to the type of holiday homes Upper Carniola provides who are interested in local crafts and cuisine should visit Škofja Loka. Although typically associated with ironworking, a tradition of lacemaking continues to this day in the town of Železniki. Dražgoše is a village with an entirely different local craft, gingerbread making.With so many mountains to explore and interesting local towns to while away the days in, visitors booking a holiday in Upper Carniola apartments will not be disappointed. If you only have time to visit one region in Slovenia and want to have a typical and authentic Slovenian experience, this is the region to visit.