Slovenia is a country with an excellent geographic position at the crossroads of routes leading from the cold north to the warm Mediterranean south. On no more than 20,000 square kilometres, a fascinating variety of landscapes can be found, ranging from the Mediterranean seaside and stone Karst to the Alps and the Pannonian lowlands. Equally diverse and attractive is the cultural heritage of Slovenia and its people. With 58,5% of the country covered by forest, Slovenia is one of the most forested countries in Europe. Its neighbours are Italy to the west, Hungary to the northeast, Austria to the North and Croatia to the South and Southeast.
For further information about Slovenia, visit https://www.slovenia.info/en.
The capital of Slovenia is located in the centre of the country, about an hour’s drive from the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. Ljubljana is a lively industrial, commercial, administrative, and cultural centre with a population of 300,000 people, of which 54,000 are students. With its cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries, the picturesque Old Town on the banks of the Ljubljanica River is an increasingly popular tourist attraction. For more information, visit http://www.visitljubljana.si or contact:
TIC Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre
Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 2 1000 Ljubljana
Tours and Trips: https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/tours-and-trips/
Slovenia is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.
The official currency of Slovenia is the Euro = EUR, which is subdivided into 100 cents. International credit cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. The most popular card Maestro can be used almost everywhere, even for small amounts. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the airport. In case you need to exchange money, the best is doing this at a bank. Foreign exchange booths sometimes charge high fees, so please check, before you change your money.
To ride a bus, the Urbana card is needed; the card can be purchased at vending machines and some convenience stores. The price of the card itself is 2 EUR. After purchase, charge the card as needed at the vending machine; one fare costs 1.30 EUR and includes a 90-minute ride with transfer on any bus. After entering the bus, you must touch the validating machine (located next to the driver) with the card; thus, the fare is deducted from the credit on the card. For more information see the webpage of Ljubljana City Public Transport.
112 Emergency services
urgent medical help, firefighters, veterinary help, rescue teams
080 12 00 Police
reporting offenders, anonymous phone line
roadside assistance and towing
080 1900 Tourist telephone
free line for tourists and tourism workers to report 24 hours a day their comments, complaints, criticism and suggestions
Information on telephone subscribers in Slovenia
Information on international telephone subscribers
Alarm call service
090 93 9881
General information (pay number)
International code for Slovenia +386
International dialling code 00
In Slovenia there is no danger of contracting any dangerous diseases, so no special vaccination requirements are made for travelling here. Vaccination against tetanus is recommended, but not essential.
The organizers can accept no liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the Conference participants, either during or as a result of the event. Participants are advised to take out proper travel and health insurance before departing from their home country.
Mains electricity in Slovenia is a 230 Volts 50 Hz system. Slovenia uses the Europlug (CEE 7/16). This is the plug used in most other European countries. Visitors from the following European countries will have to use the appropriate adapter:
- United Kingdom
Visitors from outside Europe will also need the appropriate adapters to use their electrical appliances in Slovenia.
Most shops in Ljubljana are open from 8:00 to 21:00, Monday till Friday. Saturdays and Sundays have shorter opening hours. Slovenia is extremely well provided with cash dispensers. Many of them offer other types of services in addition to cash withdrawals.
Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants, but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent (but it is a very personal thing).