Last Updated on January 19, 2024

Vincent Van Gogh once said, “Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence.”

Regardless of its origins, Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world with greeting cards, flowers, candy, romantic dinners and even special getaways for two. We all have our special ways and places to observe this day of love. But, here’s a unique idea…

Slovenia, nestled in the heart of the Alps, the Mediterranean, and where the Pannonian Plain and the Karst meet, is gearing up for a romantic celebration that couples will love.

Not surprising when you consider that “love” is embedded in its name and the country is known for its breathtaking natural beauty – the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway.

St. Valentine’s Day in Slovenia is a celebration for couples and a day to express love and appreciation for friends and family as well. The country embraces the spirit of togetherness, making it a delightful destination for everyone seeking love and connection.

As part of the celebration, various events and activities are planned throughout the country. From romantic dinners in quaint restaurants to enchanting concerts and cultural events, there are a variety of experiences for couples to enjoy. The streets come alive with the spirit of love, adorned with heart-shaped decorations and vibrant colors, creating a truly magical ambiance.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or considering tying the knot or celebrating a special occasion, Slovenia promises a plethora of romantic experiences that will leave you spellbound.

Ljubljana’s LUV Festival

Embark on a journey into the heart of love as Ljubljana’s renowned LUV Fest, starting on February 8, 2024, solidifies its place as a cultural pinnacle on the city’s vibrant calendar. The capital of Slovenia sets the stage for a celebration of love in its myriad forms—be it romantic affection, the bonds of true friendship, a shared passion for the arts, an appreciation for culinary delights or the profound connection many share with nature.

LUV Fest runs until March 12, 2024, which coincides with St. Gregory’s Day, the Slovenian equivalent of Valentine’s Day, and also marks the arrival of spring.

Couples’ Retreats and Pampering Packages

Slovenian spas and wellness centers present tempting pampering packages tailored for couples. Revel in rejuvenating treatments and relaxation, creating precious moments together. The calming atmosphere of these centers provides the ideal setting for couples to unwind and connect.

Stroll Through Charming Town Centers

Explore the romantic spots nestled in Slovenia’s charming town centers. Discover the hidden gems that tell tales of love and history.

From cobbled streets to cozy cafes, each corner exudes an undeniable charm that captivates couples seeking a memorable experience.

Dining Delights in Unconventional Places

The saying goes that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, and Slovenia takes this adage to seriously. Visitors can enjoy an original dining experience in the most unconventional places, elevating your romantic rendezvous to new heights. Delight in fine cuisine that not only satisfies the palate but also creates lasting memories.

Romantic Accommodations

Apartment in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Apartment in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Photo courtesy of VRBO

One of the most important aspects of a romantic getaway is finding the perfect place to stay. Whether it’s right in the center of a bustling city or a more secluded spot, we’ve got you covered in charming locations throughout this amazing country.

Ljubljana Old Town with Amazing Views

A newly renovated and beautifully appointed top-floor apartment in a historic building in the heart of Ljubljana’s Old Town? Yes, please!

The one-bedroom, one-bath offers views overlooking the river and in a superb location for enjoying wonderful restaurants and cafes.

Podpeč Country Cottage

This two-bedroom, one-bath stone cottage is located in the small carsic village of Podpeč, in the Slovenian Istria. Built in the 15th century, the home and property provide the perfect setting for the lovers of beauty, nature and culture.

The quietness, vegetation and flowers surrounding this “sleeping beauty” make it an ideal romantic place to stay.

Kellerstöckl Riverfront Cottage

You’ll love this sweet one-bedroom cottage on a bucolic rural property with river views located in Sankt Martin im Sulmtal.

If you enjoy taking your doggie friend with you on a getaway, this lovely vacation rental encourages guests to bring your furry friend.

Village Studio Near Lake Bled

Village studio near Lake Bled, Slovenia.
Village studio near Lake Bled, Slovenia. Photo courtesy of VRBO

This cozy place is so darn romantic, you’ll want to put it on the top of your list if you’re heading to the magnificent Lake Bled region.

The property is only a mile from the lake and the area offers a myriad of hiking, biking, canoeing, horseback riding, fly fishing, cross-country skiing and more opportunities. Perfect for outdoor lovers!

If you’re looking for an amazing place to celebrate this day of love, Slovenia is a great idea – though we believe it is any time of the year.

Author

  • Noreen Kompanik

    Noreen Kompanik is a retired registered nurse, legal nurse consultant, and military spouse turned travel writer. She launched her travel writing career in 2014 and has over 600 articles in both digital and print publications.

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