At the foot of the Gorjanci, where the Krakovian rainforest ends, lies Kostanjevica on Krk, the only and smallest town on the island, also called the Dolenjska Venice.

Name: Kostanjevica na Krki / Kostanjevica on Krka
Region / Province: South-east Slovenia / Posavje Region / Dolenjska
Altitude: 150 m
Population: 707 (2017)
Geographical Position: 45.846247, 15.420032


The Venice of Dolenjska – Slovenia’s only town on a river island

Kostanjevica na Krki is not only Slovenia’s smallest town, but also the only one which stands on a river island, with the green Krka winding its way around it. The meandering river offers charming reflections of the Gorjanci hills, about which stories were written by Janez Trdina; the Krka flows slowly and lazily, and in summer generously offers refreshment to hot swimmers and beckons you over for a boat trip around the town. The Venice of Dolenjska has its own gondolas – characteristic wooden boats that glide silently over the water and let the tired oarsman rest peacefully by the river bank. Kostanjevica na Krki is romantic and beautiful; in the local area you can enjoy walking, cycling and horse riding, or you can go out exploring the diverse cultural offer. Only a small town offers so much luxury in such a small space – the art of sculpture at Forma Viva, a look around the Cistercian monastery or a visit to the Božidar Jakac Gallery. Last but not least, Kostanjevica na Krki is a treasure for food lovers – you can enjoy local specialities, Cviček and high-quality wines, freshly picked fruit and local fruit juices.

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