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5 reasons to visit Europe in the off-season

Summer is a great time to be in Europe! Warm weather, the beaches, gelato, comfortable clothes, long days, and lots of events and festivals. Not to mention it gives us a chance to escape the colder weather here in Australia. Unfortunately, everybody wants the same experience, which makes most European destinations crowded with travellers from all over the world. Next time consider planning your trip during one of the quieter seasons to get a more authentic and enjoyable experience. Here are top 5 reasons to visit Europe in the off-season:

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Slowing down in Slovenia

Slovenia sits on the sunny side of the Alps, with an Adriatic coastline for a doorstep and the green Pannonian plains for a welcome mat. Over-endowed with spectacular mountains cut through with small wild rivers and thick forests; well-preserved medieval towns boasting baroque architecture and gothic churches, Slovenia is like Europe in a teacup, proof that good things come in small parcels.

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Getting to know Greece

Greece is known to be the birthplace of the Olympics, the home of Hercules, Zeus and other God's. One of the places in the world that have so much history, culture, archaeological museums and collections spread across the country and its vivid lifestyle are what makes Greece so unique.

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Exploring the heart of the Balkans

Located in South-Eastern Europe you will find one of the least visited countries. However the extraordinary diverse nature, consisting of spectacular river valleys, basins and mountains, the ancient history, the rich cultural heritage and the hospitable contemporary people are what make Bulgaria so unique.

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A compact country perfect for nature lovers

The Slovak Republic may be territorially compact but if offers travellers a continents worth of possibilities from year-round outdoor pursuits in seven national parks to relaxing in ancient spa towns or wandering romantic streetscapes among fairy tale rooflines that mirror the alpine countryside.

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Croatia is Calling!

Bordering the Adriatic Sea is a country that has become a popular summer destination. The beauty of Croatia's natural environment, amazing beaches with crystal clear waters, its rare blend of glamour, its cultural treasures, ancient architecture and time listed folk traditions make this one of Europe's "it" destinations.

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