This year we’ve decided to celebrate my birthday in a bit different way – exploring Kozjansko. As a result of a current pandemic other countires are not as accessible as usual, which gives us the perfect reason to explore our homeland.
Kozjansko is a bit far from where we live and we did not want to visit some typical destination for a daily trip like Piran etc. (don’t get me wrong I love Piran and similar places, we just wanted something new). Even though we’ve decided to visit Kozjansko pretty spontaneously and last minute, now looking back, it’s a pretty great daily trip.
That’s why I have decided to share it here and give you some inspiration or idea for your next trip, in case you want to explore a bit different part of the country (well, depends on the part of Slovenia you’re from haha).
Trebnik is situated in Slovenske Konjice and is known by it’s own cosmetics brand. We have visited the mansion in primary school, more than 10 years ago and I wanted to see it again. Sadly the cosmetics shop was closed, so we only saw it from the outside and took a stroll through the beautiful nearby park.
LUNCH AT “JELENOV GREBEN”
I’m sure the majortiy of you heard about or visited this restaurant already, but it was our first time there. The food was delicious but it’s more for the “meat-lovers” since they have a lot of deer specialities. Besides good restaurant, they are known by deer breeding. First thing upon your arrival, cute small deers greet you. You can also feed and pet them.
OLIMJE MONASTERY AND CHOCOLATE SHOP
Our third stop was Olimje, where we admired the beautiful monastery and herbal garden. We have visited small local chocolate shop and bought some sweet goodies for the road as well.
I was sure this was my first time visiting Rogaška Slatina, but my parents later corrected me, we have been there a few times when I was little. Hence no memory about it whatsoever, it was like exploring a place for the first time.
Rogaška slatina is most known by big spa resort and it’s mineral water Donat Mg. It’s actually a very lovely small town worth the visit, if you ever find yourself in that part of Slovenia. The main health resort and the beautiful park blew me away, it was really beautiful.
Even though we (or maybe I should only speak for myself here) I am not a fan of spas, I never visit one or have a desire to. But, I had to think twice before saying no to the spas in Rogaška Slatina. Who knows, I might go to this partucular one and start likig spas in general haha.
This year, despite all the things that are going on around the world, I’ve had a really lovely birthday. The trip was great, it was something different, we explored the parts of Slovenia we rarely visit. I hope I gave you some ideas for your next trip and I’ll be back with another exciting blog post very soon.