In pictures: The world’s 10 most peaceful countries

The world is considered less peaceful this year than last, according to a new report. Here we highlight 10 of the most peaceful countries in which to find a tranquil escape.

10. Slovenia

“The country’s greatest single attribute is the Slovenes themselves: quietly conservative, deeply self-confident, remarkably broad-minded, especially tolerant and very, very hospitable,” describes Telegraph Travel’s Slovenia expert Steve Fallon. So it comes as no surprise that Slovenia was ranked one of the most peaceful nations in this year’s Global Peace Index.

“Tiny Slovenia has a store of attractions and activities – from Venetian coastal towns to white-water rafting – to rival a country many times its size. The incredible mixture of climates here brings warm Mediterranean breezes up to the foothills of the Alps, where it can nonetheless snow even in summer,” says Fallon. “And with more than half of its total area covered in forest, Slovenia really is one of the greenest countries in the world.”

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