Cheap flights to Ljubljana
Slovenia’s capital is one of the best-kept travel secrets in Europe.
Often described as Prague in miniature, minus the crowds, compared to Salzburg for its setting and Vienna for its architecture, this city is a hodgepodge of European styles. But this is Central Europe after all, so expect plenty in the way of Baroque and Renaissance buildings and, of course, an old town packed with café-lined squares. And with a hilltop castle, a snaking emerald-green river and a surrounding countryside of hilly woodland, settings really don’t get much better than this.
Summer is when the willow-strewn banks of the River Ljubljanica come into their own with plenty of pavement cafes and restaurants to enjoy the scene from.
Glorious old-timer Nama was Ljubljana's favourite department store long before the malls arrived and it's still going strong (1 Tomi?eva, nama.si).
Less than an hour's drive from the city, glacial Lake Bled is at its picture-postcard best in spring with a dusting of snow on the mountains.