Bled Island, Bled

Ride a traditional wooden boat called a "pletna" or rent your own boat and row to Bled Island rising above the surface of a glacial lake. This Ice Age limestone glacial deposit covered with trees is thought to have been inhabited since prehistoric times. Archaeological excavations have uncovered traces of Slavic settlements from the 9th and 10th centuries. Legend has it that the present stone Baroque church was built on the remains of an ancient temple dedicated to the Slavic goddess of fertility. Climb the monumental 99 steps leading up to the church and ring the "wishing bell" above the church nave. Use our Bled trip planner to add Bled Island and other attractions to your Bled vacation plans.
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  • The water is here pleasant all year long. I swam to the island at a quiet pace, it was about 400 meters, sometimes I was overtaken by a boat with Asians =), unfortunately I did not think to take...  more »
  • Small island in the center of a small lake. There is a church and a ice cream selling stand. The boat ride gives you about 40 minutes to explore the island, surrounded by a crystal clean water  more »
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  • A scenic beauty. Good for boating yourself and having a beer at the top.
  • Nice spot to visit. A little too touristic and crowded. Now, be careful in Slovenia, they will NOT tell you at he border that you need the vignette and going out the country set a "trap" to catch you and fine you 300 euros for not having a 15 euros vignette. Crooked cops!!! Will not be going back to Slovenia in the foreseeable future.
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