For your average Euro-tripper, Slovenia isn’t usually on the radar. But if you like mountains, ski resorts, lakes and untamed natural beauty – it definitely should be. Located in Central Europe, Slovenia is the ultimate wildcard destination. Underrated and off the well-worn tourist track, this ex-Yugoslavian country has been hiding some of the most picturesque landscapes right in plain sight. Most notable is the picture-perfect Lake Bled, a glacial lake fed by a natural hot springs that contains a church-topped inlet and a cliffside medieval castle that looks like something out of a fairytale. Venture west and you’ll find the country’s only national park Triglav National Park, and a little further south towards the capital of Ljubljana. Wherever you go, Slovenia’s natural beauty shines. Flick through the gallery to get inspired for your next Europe trip.