Olimje is a village in the Municipality of Podcetrtek. It lies on the foothills of the Kozjansko Hills. It was first mentioned in 1208, although the beginnings of the tower castle go to the early 11th century. Olimje is known by the Monastery Olimje, Chocolate Shop, Deer Crest, Witch Hut and other. In the nearness is also Terme Olimia, which is a wonderful place to relax. Monastery Olimje has a varied historical past. Today is in the monastery the oldest pharmacy in Europe. They grown herbs in the garden, which can also be seen by visitors. They have about 200 species of plants. Beside the monastery is the baroque Church of the Mary's Assumption. The three storeyed goldplated altar in black colour is one of the largest golden altars in Slovenia. In the Chocolate Shop they made delicious Slovenian chocolate. Above the monastery is the Deer Crest, where they offer varied food, rooms and many other. In their special offer is a flight with a balloon, which is an unforgettable experience. In the With Hut we can see many historical and fairytale heroes.
Monastery Olimje from Jelenov greben
Monastery in Olimje
Path between Monastery Olimje and Chocolate S...
Tower with church
Entrance into monastery
Southeast part of the monastery
Corridor at Old Pharmacy
Church of the Mary's Assumption
Baroque church in Olimje
Side chapel of Saint Francisek Ksaverij
Products in Old Pharmacy
Old Pharmacy in south tower
Fresko on the ceiling
Home-made medicine in Olimje
Garden of Medical Herbs
Cokoladnica in Olimje
Bigger room with chocolates, boxes of chocola...
Cokoladnica Olimje - Smaller room with pralin...
Heart - I love you
Deers on Jelenov greben
Statue of Saint Hubert
Zlata skrinjica Shop
Shop Zlata skrinjica on Jelenov greben
Land of fairy tales and fantasy in Olimje
A wedding scene from a Slovene fairy tale