Podcetrtek is a charming village on Slovenia’s eastern border with Croatia in Obsotelj, the heart of Kozjansko, where most people come to relax at the Terme Olimia thermal spa.
Podcetrtek with surroundings is known for having the perfect wine-growing soil and weather conditions. In the 1960s, a thermal spring was discovered and with the increase of hotel and spa capacities in the mid eighties the village become a favorite spa destination for many Slovenian and foreign tourists. Pampering in an excellent hotel, relaxation with massages, the oriental rituals of the Turkish bath, a rest in a Japanese garden or green garden after one of nine different kinds of sauna, bathing in silicon-rich water, the outdoor thermal park, great recreational options, clean air and tranquility – these are just some of the pleasures that await you in the midst of the beautiful countryside in Podcetrtek.
Looming overhead the village is a castle, which is one of the oldest castles in Slovenia, originally built in the 11th century. The castle offers nice views and certainly gives a historical mark to the place. Unfortunately, the castle is currently not open to the public as it’s waiting for the right investor for renewal.
While you can’t visit the castle, you can visit the Minorite Olimje Monastery, a little less than 3 km southwest of the village, which was built as a Renaissance-style castle in about 1550. The monastery’s greatest treasure is a 17th-century pharmacy painted with religious and medical scenes. The very hospitable Franciscan monks grow their own herbs and medicinal plants here and will provide you with them. A short distance from the Olimje Minorite Monastery is the Chocolate Centre Olimje, which makes and sells the most famous and delicious chocolate in Slovenia.
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Location of Podcetrtek on the map
Address: Zdraviliska cesta 1, 3254 Podcetrtek, Slovenia
Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.154266, 15.607966
GPS coordinates: 46° 9′ 15.3576” N 15° 36′ 28.6776” E
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