The top of Slavnik offers one of the most beautiful views in the region: on a clear day, you can admire the Adriatic Sea, the Italian Dolomites, part of the Carnic and Julian Alps (with the most important mountain being Triglav), the Karavanke, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Nanos, Vremščica, Snežnik and other hills and mountains.

If you want to climb to the top, you can follow any of the designated paths; immediately below the top, you can refresh yourself in “Tumova koča”, a cottage open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (the cottage is also open for groups upon prior arrangement outside of these working days).

Another attraction that you definitely wouldn’t want to miss is the long agglomeration of Podgorje pod Slavnikom. This village is composed of karstic homesteads made of irregular blocks of limestone, decorated with stonemasonry details, and also boasts a church, a water well and several chapels. The village is also a suitable starting point for a hike up the hill.

The top of Slavnik and its hillsides have been declared a natural monument and a place with a high natural value of national importance. In this area, you’ll be able to admire the karstic meadow vegetation and Mediterranean mountain flowers. Numerous animal species unique to the area have also found a home here.

Foto: Jaka Ivančič