Closely connected to Piran, Portorož (Port of Roses) was known as a holistic healing centre as far back as the 13th century, when monks from the St. Laurence Monastery were treating rheumatic illnesses, amongst others, with concentrated salt water and salina mud. It wasn't until the second half of the 19th century that the decision to promote tourism, by offering such treatments was put into action. Since that time the town has been declared a health resort and numerous hotels have sprung up to accommodate visitors to the thermal health centres.
Ljubljana voted 5th most idyllic place to live in Europe
In a recent article published by Forbes Magazine, Ljubljana has been voted the 5th most idyllic place to live in Europe, described as a “little Paris” with hints of Art Nouveau - a melting pot of culture at the crossroads of the German, Latin and Slavic worlds.