The Australian News Website Included Maribor into the World’s Top 10 Tourist Destinations Worth Visiting

The city of Maribor in Slovenia differs from Paris or Rome, but it has its own “low-key appeal”.

The Australian News website included the Slovenian city of Maribor into the world’s top ten secret places to go before everyone else.

The site writes about the Slovenia’s second-largest city, which has not yet enjoyed a reputation of the recognized tourist centres of Europe, as a place of “low-key appeal”. Let us recall that in 2012, Maribor along with the Portuguese city of Guimarães was designated as a European Capital of Culture.

“This is the type of town you come to if you want wander the Old Town along the Drava River, stop in cafes to sit with a good book or people watch, and maybe pop into the 15th-century castle.” The Australians also mentioned the “oldest grape vine on earth fitting since the town is surrounded by wine growing regions.”

The article concludes that “You won’t have a list 10 miles long with can’t-miss museums and restaurants. But what you will have is a relaxing European vacation.” In particular, the authors recommend to visit Maribor during the period from late June through mid-July, when the city hosts the largest national festival in Slovenia – LENT.

The above list of “Top ten secret places to go before everyone else” includes the Greek island of Folegandros, the Glacier National Park in the United States, the archipelago Svalbald in Norway, the Dutch town of Giethoorn, South Tyrol, the Australian North Stradbroke Island, the Culebra Island in Puerto Rico, and the Colombia’s Cartagena and Meknes in Morocco.