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Slovenia

Republic of Slovenia/Republika Slovenija

Region: Central Europe 

Area: 20,273 thous. sq. km

Capital: Ljubljana

Major cities: Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Kranj, Velenje

Climate: continental climate with warm summers and cold winters (snowfalls in the Alps); Mediterranean climate along the coastline

Languages spoken: Slovene

Religion: Roman Catholics

Local time: GMT +1

Calling code: +386

Currency: Euro

Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Card

Visa: not required for EU, US, Israel, and Japan nationals for a stay up to 90 days; Shengen visa required for citizens of CIS. For more details please visit http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/consular_services/visa_information/

Transport: air transport, rail transport, motor transport, water transport

International airports (cities):  Ljubljana, Maribor

The sphere of medical tourism in Slovenia is represented by state and private multi-field medical centres, specialised private clinics, as well as resorts offering balneological treatment applying unique natural healing factors. Foreign patients having chosen Slovenia for checkup, treatment, and recovery expect to find professional medical personnel, high standards of medical attendance, and liberal pricing policy. Many local medical institutions cooperate with world-leading medical centres and professionals.  

Among foreign nationals, the highly demanded medical fields include:

  • dentistry (surgical and aesthetic dentistry, implantology, prosthetics)
  • plastic surgery (rhinoplasty, liposuction, contour face lift, blepharoplasty, menthoplasty, othoplasty)
  • metabolism disorders treatment (obesity, diabetes)
  • haematology / blood diseases
  • heart diseases
  • ski diseases
  • cardiology
  • neurology
  • orthopaedics (complex surgeries of hip and knee joint replacement, rehabilitation after traumas of musculoskeletal apparatus).

Special rehabilitation courses after surgeries and traumas are offered at the following balneological resorts of Slovenia: Čatež (Chatezh), Rogaška Slatina, Dobrna, Strunjan, Trenčianske Teplice, Bardejovske kupele. Natural healing factors and mineral waters allow the successful treatment of such diseases as: diseases of neurological nature, of respiratory organs, musculoskeletal apparatus, gastroenterological and cardio-vascular diseases, male and female infertility, allergic reactions and skin problems, relieve chronic aches in the spine and joints. Balneological treatment is conducted necessarily under the doctor’s supervision and brings about excellent rehabilitation of patients.

Recommended time for treatment: March to November.

Slovenia is widely known in the world for its recovery resorts, Radenska and Donat Mg mineral waters, as well as cost-effective prices for recovery and medical services, natural riches and developed resort infrastructure. Many resorts were opened by the Celts and Romans back in XV-XVI centuries. Major natural and climatic factors that create the possibilities for recovery and successful treatment are  sea water, black muds of the Jezioro Solińskie water preserve, and mild sea climate. Some of the most well-known and popular Slovenian resorts are Terme Chatezh, Rogashka Slatina, Portoroz, Dobrna, Strunjan, and Terme Olympia.

Terme Chatezh is the largest balneological resort in Slovenia. It is known for successful treatment of neurological disorders, cardio-vascular diseases, and by applying underwater Wazoo therapy relieves joint and spinal aches. Rejuvenation and recovery courses are much demanded.

Rogashka Slatina resort has earned fame far outside the Slovenian borders due to its “Donat Mg” mineral water which is one-of-a-kind in Europe by its bacteriological purity and Magnesium content. It is applied for treatment and prevention of gastroenterological diseases. Treatment is performed strictly under the doctor’s supervision. This water also enhances cell renewal, strengthens the heart and prevents its diseases.

Portoroz recovery resort specialises in thalassotherapy. Best time for stay is autumn and spring. The resort is swimming among the eucalyptus growths, quiet, calm and peace reign in this locale. It is the ideal destination for recreation, relieving stress, recovery, and improving your immunity. The resort hosts foreign patients with nervous and physical fatigue, weakened immunity, and particular respiratory diseases.

When miraculous properties of thermal waters became known in 1403, Dobrna resort was opened for public. Since then, the mineral waters of Dobrna are applied for the treatment of male and female infertility. The recovery and treatment programme is based on water drinking courses, water procedures, mud and fungo wrappings.

Strunjan resort is the place where foreign patients undergo serious rehabilitation after traumas and surgical interventions. It is located in a very quiet spot and practically isolated from the outside world. It is frequented by the English and Germans. The prices for accommodation and recovery are provided at fraction of the cost, and foreign patients come here for a month or so. The indications for stay are diseases of respiratory organs, musculoskeletal apparatus, allergic reactions, and skin problems. Sea water in combination with herbal infusions and black muds are applied in hydrotherapy, and paraffin and fungo are commongly used in thermal therapy.

3*- from €70;

4*- from €80;

5*- from €100.

Orehova potica (nut roll), matevž (thoroughly mashed mixture of cooked beans and boiled potatoes with cracklings and garlic), ljubljanska jajčna jed (muffin-like bun made of eggs, mushrooms and cream; traditionally served with asparagus or frog legs), češpljevi cmoki (plump or apricot wrapped up in potato dough and boiled; served with melted butter and bread crumbs), pike with beans, leteči žganci (deep-fried chicken legs in bread crumbs).

Slovenia is renowned for its nature and architecture with its numerous picturesque spots and historical sites. It is certainly worth visiting Ljubljanski Grad which preserved the attributes of a classical medieval fortress, offering its visitors a ride on a funicular railway or a foot walk. Lovers of art will be drawn to the National Museum of Slovenia preserving many archaeological archetypes. Do not miss out on the St. Nicholas Cathedral — the most gorgeous building from the beginning of the XVIII century in the baroque style.

For those fed up with urbanization will possibly be desire to take an excursion to Škocjan Caves (Škocjanske jame). This is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites surrounded by an immensely deep moat with a very small and narrow bridge for visitors to cross. You can also admire the unique nature of Slovenia at the Triglav National Park reserve. There you can see Slovenia’s highest mountain Triglav (2864 m), Predjama Castle (Predjamski grad or Grad Predjama), and Postojna Cave (Postojnska jama). Postojna is the largest and very famous Karst cave system in Slovenia. Predjama Castle is built into the rock 10 km away from the cave.

You can spend your leisure time just on the Adriatic coast with its sandy beaches and marvelous view opening on the Miramare Castle in Italian Trieste. A very scenic Lake Bled (Blejsko jezero) is surrounded by mountains and forests, with a medieval Castle Bled (Blejski grad) standing above the lake on its north shore. In the middle of the lake there is a well-known Island Bled (the only natural island in /Slovenia) with the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja), one of the beloved tourist attractions in Slovenia.

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