Property in Slovenia
The tiny country of Slovenia is often referred to as the Balkan Switzerland on account of its stunning lakes and mountains; but it also has a small stretch of Adriatic coastline just south of the Italian city of Trieste. Accessible via Italy, Craz airport in neighbouring Austria, or its own capital, Ljubljana, the country offers property hunters everything from city apartments to ski chalets, country cottages and seaside villas. Now a member of the EU, Slovenia is becoming a prosperous nation, with house prices already approaching those of its westerly neighbours. But there are still bargains to be had, particularly inland and off the beaten track.