I think it’s fair to say Ljubljana has been great. As a capital city it’s small, beautiful and has views from the castle to kill for.
Budget wise it’s been kind too. £37 return flights from Luton, €70 a night B&B in a lovely hotel (Allegro) and bus transfers from airport to capital just €4.10 each way.
If I was to do it again I might be a little more adventurous and look to spend two days in Ljubljana, get the €7 bus to Lake Bled and spend a night there before heading off on another bus to somewhere like Venice and flying home from a completely different country.
But although I’d run out of activities by my final day, the option of chilling in a bar watching the world go was pretty good. Especially as March temperatures soared to 22C. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a city centre so much.
If you like your cities big, brash and busy then Ljubljana isn’t for you. While there are one or two designer shops this place is no Trafford Centre.
But the town is chilled. It’s marginally cheaper for food and drink than the UK and the riverside bars work brilliantly.
One that the ardent traveller should shunt up their list. And if you just fancy an easy going city break then get it booked.