A number of times I see articles, which places or cities you should visit in Slovenia. Almost never they mention place or town from the eastern part of the country.
So here's my list of the ten small places and towns, which are worth to visit, but you probably heaven't heard of. :) All towns are located only a few tens of kilometres outside the city of Maribor, for which you've probably heard of. :)
A small place, only a few km northeast from Maribor, in which Pernica lake is located.
2. Lenart v Slovenskih goricah
Is located in the region of Slovenske gorice (Slovenian hills), you get the beautiful view on it from the lookout tower from the town Zavrh.
3. Jurovski Dol
Is located only few 100 meters from Lenart.
4. Sveta Trojica v Slovenskih goricah
Is a small town located just a few kilometers east of Lenart and has a beautiful church at the top of the hill, just under the hill lies Gradisko lake .
5. Zavrh v Slovenskih goricah
Is located on a hill, only a few kilometres south of Lenart. In the centre of the village lies the Maister lookout tower, from which you have beautiful views on the surrounding places.
Lies 30 km south of Maribor and are known for the large reservoir Medvedce, better knowns as the Sestrze lake.
7. Šmartno na Pohorju
Is located 30 km from Mariboron the Pohorje hills and is known for interesting church with frescoes and the small chapel next to the road.
Is a small village, located just a few km from Smartno towards the top of Pohorje, and it offers some breathtaking views.
9. Plač, Plač Tower
Plac lies 20 km northwest from the city of Maribor, near the border with Austria. It's surrounded by many hills, full of vineyards. Just few km outside you can find a lookout tower, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding area.
Is a small town at the foothills of Pohorje 11 km west from Maribor.
More photos from these and surrounding places can be found on my facebook page, instagram and Mateja Njivar's website .