Just before the mighty Pohorje forests wrap you into their hug, the doors to the town Slovenske Konjice, with the thousand-year-old square design, open in front of you.
A kind medieval country town, with six thousand inhabitants, is laid amid mysterious Slovenske Konjice Mountain on one side and sunny golden hills of Škalce on the other side. The town which was first mentioned in 1146, by the name Conouwiz and its numerous surrounding villages, round up the image of the valley around river Dravinja.
Slovenske Konjice is the centre of Dravinja valley which opens through its beautifully treated fields towards Boč, Ptuj Mountain, Haloze and Drava field.
The town is becoming a good model of kindness and tidiness. It was awarded with seven awards for the most beautiful excursion town and won the golden medal in the European competition Entente Florale.