Ptuj is a surprise of the northeastern part of Slovenia and the oldest Slovenian town. A walk through Ptuj will take you past ancient Roman monuments and magnificent medieval facades. Cobbled streets and squares will lead you to one of the most majestic castles in Slovenia that offers a view over the roof tiles of medieval monasteries, churches, and other buildings.
Be it in the summer or winter, Ptuj offers cultural adventures 365 days a year. Kurentovanje was selected one of the top 10 carnivals in the world, and spring brings the Salon Sauvignon and Specialties of Slovene Farms.
Summers are the time for the contemporary art festival Art Stays, the Arsana music festival, and Days of Poetry and Wine, as well as the Roman games, medieval reenactments, and traditional fairs.
Autumns are dedicated to wine-related events, and December is traditionally festive.
Ptuj is also perfect for exploring a thousand years of know-how about wine making, which you can combine with tasting delicious traditional and modern dishes made with local ingredients.
The pristine nature surrounding Ptuj brings birds and sailors to the Ptuj Lake, which is the largest lake in Slovenia, and athletes and outdoorsy types can enjoy stunning views from the banks of Drava River, as well as the hills and vineyards surrounding the city.