Staying in the energetic city like Zagreb, you have a great number of activities to do. From sightseeing to attending some of the numerous events organized in the capital of Croatia. The city of Zagreb is located in the North of the country, very close to the boarder with the Republic of Slovenia, country of fairy-tale landscape where you can escape to heal your soul in a day.
One of the best natural sights in Slovenia is a lake in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region in the north-west Slovenia. Lake Bled is the world-known glacial and tectonic lake that lies in a picturesque environment, surrounded by high mountains and forests. Standing on the coast of the lake, the sight is enchanting and peaceful. In the middle of the lake there is a beautiful island of Bled, the only natural island in Slovenia. On the island there is a pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of St. Mary (Cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja) and on the cliff above the lake there lies a thousand year old castle guarding the lake like a hawk. You can also enjoy the ride on the lake with a traditional Pletna, “flat-bottomed boat”, absorbing the magnificent nature through all of your senses. Finishing strolling around the lake, take some time to walk the distance to that watchful guardian and learn something about its history. Feeling a bit exhausted afterwards? Try out Bled’s traditional cake Kremsnite - it will bring you to life again!
Already in Slovenia, it would be shame not to visit its capital, which is only 45 minutes driving distance from the Lake Bled. Ljubljana is a modern city that nurtures friendly and peaceful atmosphere of a small place. Walking in the Preseren Square you will hear his poems whispering from every corner, feeling the magic of this gorgeous capital, thus completing the harmony of Bled’s nature. Take a day of your time in Zagreb and experience the medieval fairy tale.