Luxury Villas in Slovenia

Encompassing majestic Alpine peaks, dense pine forests, stunning rivers and lakes, otherworldly caves, enchanting medieval towns and the sparkling blues of the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia is a tiny, culturally diverse country with an abundance of natural beauty to offer its visitors. The country prides itself on being a sustainable travel destination, with a true focus on green tourism at its heart.

Our handpicked selection of villas celebrates the very best of this land of four seasons, where you will be captivated by the earthy greens of the forest in spring, the summer’s sun-drenched lakes and beaches, the golden autumnal sunsets over undulating vineyards and olive groves and the winter’s soft blankets of snow on the mountains.

Why visit?

  • Fresh mountain air and the Mediterranean breeze make this the perfect destination for outdoor pursuits! From hiking in the hills to snowy ski sessions or sunny days spent on the water, Slovenia inspires you to move.
  • A gastronomic paradise, the country’s rich food culture is founded upon a passion for the best of locally sourced ingredients combined with an ancient winemaking tradition.
  • Slovenia offers a wealth of architectural treasures, from Venetian-inspired coastal towns to Gothic palaces and the stunning Baroque façades of Ljubljana.

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Why stay with us?

Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked villas in Slovenia have this in spades.

We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking villas that aren’t only unique but are also in the best locations. What's more, our villas are 100% family-friendly and have the ‘wow’ factor.

Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you want a fully-stocked fridge, a local in-house chef to cook your meals, housekeeping or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.

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Luxury Villas in Slovenia: Our Top Picks

Why visit

Nestled within the green heart of Europe, Slovenia continues to fly under the radar as a relatively hidden gem of a travel destination, despite its outstanding natural beauty, friendly local people and magnificent cultural highlights. The country’s diverse landscapes truly have something for everyone, from snow-capped Alpine peaks and underground wonders for adventure-seekers to impressive architecture and cultural experiences for city lovers and rolling green hills for those in search of a tranquil rural getaway. Not forgetting a short but spectacular coastline, where the sparkling sea provides the perfect backdrop for fairytale towns and picturesque villages.

With the glacial beauty of Lake Bled and the capital city of Ljubljana providing well-known reference points, take some time to delve into the dramatic scenery of the Karst region, the exquisite flavours of Vipava Valley and the coastal charms of Slovenian Istria, before embarking upon an exhilarating mountain adventure in the Julian Alps.


Food and Drink

Slovenia’s rich history and close relationship with its neighbours, along with the country’s fertile lands which yield incredible local produce, make this a destination to remember when it comes to culinary delights. The food is as diverse as the country’s landscape; from rustic, comforting dishes such as potato and cheese dumplings served at a traditional mountain gostilna, to fresh Mediterannean fare including Piran sea bass and stuffed squid, or a delicious local cheese paired with Karst prosciutto and a glass of wine, served straight from the producer’s cellar in Goriška Brda.

Best Beaches

With forty-seven kilometres of coastline along the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean Slovenia boasts a treasure trove of beautiful beaches and seaside towns. The beaches of Izola, Portorož and Piran are some of the most famous along the Slovene Riviera, with family-friendly facilities and easy access to clean, safe waters. Izola offers visitors a well-maintained swimming area by the lighthouse or the popular shores of Simon’s Bay, as well as plenty of local cafes and bars.

Watersports enthusiasts will adore Koper, where kitesurfing, paddle boarding and scuba diving are all on offer, as well as exciting boat excursions. Strunjan Nature Park offers visitors a challenging but rewarding trek to Moon Bay, a stunning pebble beach with crystal-clear waters. For another invigorating walk, descend from the top of Ankaran Peninsula and discover the dramatic Debeli Rtič, a unique feature of Slovenia’s coastline. Here, you can breathe in the scent of the pines and the salt in the air.

Things to do

Unique experiences await you in Slovenia, where a week-long getaway might see you begin by exploring the lively street markets and imposing castle of Ljubljana, or rowing to Lake Bled’s fairytale island, before making your way to the emerald-green waters of the Soča Valley for a day of invigorating watersports.

A trip to the stunning Karst region heralds a day of hiking in the fresh air or a visit to the Skocjan Caves, before an intimate wine-tasting experience in a local Brda cellar. Cycle through the verdant countryside of the Vipava Valley before a trip to the coastal jewel of Piran, a picturesque town surrounded by salt pans.

If alpine adventures are more your style, the awe-inspiring peaks of the Julian Alps beckon, perfect for skiing, hiking or simply enjoying the jaw-dropping scenery.

Why it's perfect for families

  • Good for babies: A The Mediterranean beaches of Piran and Portorož offer plenty of helpful amenities, while the nearby waters of Simon’s Bay Beach are shallow enough for little feet to paddle in!
  • Good for kids: According to the Global Peace Index, Slovenia has been one of the safest countries in the world for many years. Kids will love exploring the country’s magical green valleys or snorkelling in the refreshing waters of the Adriatic Sea.
  • Good for teens: Older kids will never be bored with so much fantastic scenery to photograph, as well as the amazing food Slovenia has to offer, from traditional Karst recipes to pizza by the sea!

Top tips

  • Pack comfortable shoes: Whether for hiking around Alpine Slovenia or making your way across the occasional pebbly beach to the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, make sure to bring a pair of practical shoes that will keep your feet happy throughout your journey.
  • Try the local delicacies: Each and every region of Slovenia offers exceptional examples of the delightful cuisine the country is proud to offer. Why not arrange an intimate wine tasting in Goriška Brda or a culinary experience in the Karst region?

What Oliver loves

The beauty of this culturally diverse country lies in its ever-changing landscapes! With snow-capped mountains, sun-drenched beaches, the dramatic Karst Edge, impressive architecture and endless green vineyards, villages and valleys, Slovenia will be sure to capture the imaginations and hearts of all those who visit.

Getting there and around


British Airways, easyJet and Wizz Air UK offer direct flights from London to Ljubljana, with a flight time of approximately two hours and fifteen minutes. When booked in advance, tickets can be relatively inexpensive. Once you arrive, there are a few ways to get around if you wish to make the most of Slovenia.

By car

Renting a car offers you the greatest flexibility whilst exploring this small but mighty country, giving you the option to discover picturesque villages and secret local viewpoints. Slovenia’s well-developed road network is very safe for travel, with roads generally kept in great condition. The mountains may present a little more of a challenge!

By foot

Tourism in Slovenia has been developed with a special focus on sustainability and the pleasure of green experiences, making it the ideal destination to discover on foot or by bike. Once you have reached your peaceful villa, hike or cycle your way around stunning countryside villages or beautiful coastal towns.

By bus

From the station in Ljubljana, buses to the coast and inland towns and villages are widely available. This is a lovely way to travel like a local, with buses arriving at the seaside or the mountains within a couple of hours. Local bus routes are also available in larger towns.

By boat

Slovenia’s Mediterranean coastline offers an array of popular boat excursions, giving visitors the chance to take in the dreamlike sights of the country’s seaside towns and villages from an exciting new perspective.

Top tips

  • Before you arrive, contact your villa’s helpful host about the possibility of renting bikes or e-bikes, so that you can travel from one scenic village to the next at your leisure, working up an appetite along the way.
  • For a thrilling transport experience with a twist, take the underground train through Postojna Cave, discovering a secret Slovenian landscape you never knew existed!