We have been on a trip through Austria, Croatia and Slovenia more than 2,5 days ago, but somehow I managed to write only one post about that trip: link. However, in my opinion, some places in Slovenia cannot be left out when you are planning your trip to that region; here are they:
Ljubljana is the largest city and the capital of Slovenia. Ljubljana is full of green areas and parks an its old city is absolutely charming.
Located in the Triglav National Park, Vintgar Gorge is a magical natural place, featuring about 1,6 km of boardwalks along the Radovna river. It’s easy to get there (by car, the parking is free or by a public bus running from Bled), it is easy to walk around (if you are up for a 3,2 km hike) and the visit doesn’t cost much. The landscape is gorgeous and the color of the water is mesmerizing, turning emerald green or aquamarine depending on the lighting conditions. More information about prices and opening hours is available on the official Vintgar gorge internet page: https://www.vintgar.si/?lang=en.
Predjama Castle is a Renaissance castle built in the 13th century within a cave mouth and is considered to be the largest cave castle in the world. Behind the castle there is a network of secret tunnels which you can visit on a tour: https://www.postojnska-jama.eu/en/predjama-castle/.
Lake Bled was actually the reason why I forced my husband to take a huge detour through Slovenia. The photos of a small picturesque island with a church on it in the middle of a lake surrounded by forest and mountains drew my attention many years ago and I was anticipating our trip to fulfill my dream of seeing it.
When you are in Bled, don’t miss the original cream cake to savor!