This summer in August, Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro. But no, this event is not about the Olympics. This event is about another sports challenge for the summer 2016! The one that comes from AEGEE-Zagreb & AEGEE-Ljubljana! This July, only in Slovenia & Croatia, you'll have a chance to warm up for the Olympics! How?? Try hiking Slovenian mountains and navigating Croatian sea!
From the heights of the Slovenian mountains, via Croatian lakes of Plitvice all the way to the Adriatic sea you will experience one of the most thrilling adventures of your life! And not only that – two beautiful central-european capitals, Ljubljana & Zagreb, will offer you a glimpse into the lifestyle and customs of Slovenian and Croatian people. So what more can you expect?
In these two weeks you’ll be visiting the breathtaking lake Bled, get to spend a few nights in the mountain area, walk in the beautiful nature of Plitvice lakes, explore old town of Zadar, freshly elected for the best European destination in 2016, sail through Kornati islands and plunge into the sea. On this journey you will get to experience some local dishes, drinks, and nightlife, all while exploring the sights and the vibe these two neighbouring countries have to offer. Plus a ton of interesting and engaging workshops to spice up the days. ;)
So, if you have ever heard of Citius - Altius - Fortius, or in general public known as Olympic motto (Faster - Higher - Stronger), then you’ll find our Summer University to be the right combination of sports, fun, and adventure for you! A true challenge for your adventurous spirit. And with a spirit like that, who doesn’t like challenges?
Sports, food and healthy lifestyle
LJubljanaLjubljana is the capital and the biggest city of Slovenia. With 300.000 inhabitants, it is cultural, educational, economic, scientific and political center of Slovenia. It has always been important traffic crossroad due to its geographical position. Area was settled more than 3000 years BC and from then on it began to expand and develop with the help of different nations (Roman), tribes, royal families etc. Ljubljana was also important military post during Roman Empire – in that time called Emona. Today Beloved city (in Slovenian word “ljubljena” means Beloved) is becoming more and more popular for many tourists because of its historical highlights, architecture and a lot of green places which are wonderful for a rest and relaxation.
BledBled is the most visited city in Slovenia with its most significant attraction – Alpine lake with a little island in the middle. Sounds interesting? There is also church on it! Even better? What if we say that there is also a castle on the big rock right next to the lake!? No, it’s not a fairytale, it’s a reality, it is Bled
ZagrebZagreb is the biggest city and the capital of Croatia. It is an administrational, cultural,
educational, and economical hub with long and rich history starting from the Roman time. It has romantic spirit especially during the Christmas time and summer when it is full of tourists, who want to see its main attractions, like Ban Josip Jelacic square, Gornji grad (the Upper Town), Zagreb Cathedral, Maksimir and many other beautiful parks and sights. It has also many beautiful streets as well as cosy restaurants, bars and interesting museums - so far the most famous is a Museum of broken relationships.
ZadarZadar, a coastal city in northern Dalmatia, is a charming city where history comes to life. Alfred Hitchcock called the sunset in Zadar the most beautiful sunset in the world (and we agree!). This city is the home to unique attractions such as the Sea organ, an architectural object and an experimental musical instrument which plays music by way of sea waves, and the The Greeting to the Sun, an installation that shows a magical play of light in the Zadar evening.
Plitvice lakesPlitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949. and granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979.The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species.