Dolenjska, different experiences

Health and relaxation

Active vacations, water attractions, a rich spa tradition and relaxation in modern wellness centres amidst beautiful nature – experience this and much more at Krka Spas. 

Dolenjske Toplice Spa has been a reputable health spa resort for centuries. Nowadays, one of the oldest health resorts in Europe has become a popular wellness centre for all generations with its modern wellness hotel. The Balnea Hotel is a true pampering spot, noted for its original design and architecture as well as artwork by famous Slovene artists. The path to the world of delights and relaxation leads you through a fascinating panoramic hall to the thermal pools (28-32°C), saunas, baths and body treatment centre. 

Šmarješke Toplice Spa. In the haven of green woods and meadows, far away from the everyday hustle and bustle, one of the most modern Slovene thermal health resorts, Šmarješke Toplice Spa, is located. As Šmarješke Toplice Spa is known as a centre for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, they mainly focus on modern medical wellness programmes, designed by their medical, wellness, nutritional and sports experts. Relaxation and recreation take place in the thermal pools with saunas and baths, while the green setting with its winegrowing hills lures Nordic walking, hiking and cycling fans. The old wooden pool from the 18th century, located directly above the thermal water spring and which has been preserved so you can still take a swim in, and a pond in the health resort’s park where the precious Indian lotus grows are only two of Šmarješke Toplice Spa’s peculiarities. 

Otočec. The Otočec’s most known feature is Otočec Castle, one of the most beautiful pearls of the castle architecture. The only river castle in Slovenia, situated on an islet, surrounded by the Krka River and dating back to the 13th century, has been reorganized into an exquisite 5-star hotel. As a member of the renowned international chain of mansions and hotels, Relais & Châteaux, Otočec Castle is one the most prominent high-class tourism providers in the world. Nature fans absolutely love the unspoilt nature in the Krka River valley. The Otočec Golf Course has been named the best golf course in Slovenia for two years in a row. The course with 18 greens, stretching out on an area of more than 70 ha, is interesting for professionals as well as amateur golf players. Otočec offers a wide range of other sports activities as well; from tennis, cycling, skike (rollerblading with poles), boating, hiking to the ground-breaking and adrenalin-pumping form of outdoor recreation at the adventure park.