Where to stay in Bled: things to know
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Lake Bled and its namesake village are located in the Upper Carniola region of northwestern Slovenia.
This lake is the most popular tourist destination in Slovenia and receives thousands of domestic and foreign visitors every year. Bled is located near the Karavanke mountain range, near the Austrian border, about 50 km northwest of the country’s capital, Ljubljana. It is particularly known for the glacial lake of Bled, which makes it an important destination for Instagrammers from all over the world. But it is also the destination of several people who decide to move to Slovenia every year.
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Real estate in the city of Bled
When choosing the best areas to stay or move to in Bled, the area bordering the lake is the most scenic and one of the most exclusive places.
The center of Bled is located on the eastern shore of the lake and is one of the most desirable areas.
This area is the liveliest part of the city and gathers most of the shops, restaurants, cafes and bars in the city, making it an excellent area to live in if you like to socialize and be close to everything. Some local and intercity buses stop in this area. The center is a great area to live in as it is equidistant from places of interest such as Straza Hill or the castle. Tours of the lake and Vintgar gorge can be booked in the shops in the area.
In the evening, the terraces overlooking the lake come alive, and it is possible to have a beer or dine in the suggestive setting of the lake and the castle.
The center, being the most urbanized area, also has a good number of accommodation options, allowing you to find cheaper rates than you would expect in areas such as Straza or the castle.
Bled Castle stands on a rocky hill located on the northeastern shore of the lake.
It is a medieval castle built on a cliff overlooking the lake. So if you are thinking of buying a property to monetize with tourism, the center of Bled is also perfect for short stays and allows you to set affordable rates for both you and your guests.
According to written sources, it is the oldest Slovenian castle and is currently one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country.
Real estate alternatives in the center of the city of Bled
In the area north of the castle, on the outskirts of Bled, there are numerous tourist apartments, ideal if you have a car to get around.
One thing you should keep in mind is that it is a very steep area, so it is more recommended for those who love sports and want to walk.
Straza Hill is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Bled, south of the village.
Both the hill and the surrounding area are the most interesting areas to stay in Bled, from the point of view of luxury real estate.
This lakeside promontory obviously offers stunning views of the castle, island and village.
Between November and March, the hill becomes a ski slope for winter sports.
At the base of the hill is the main pier from which small boats called pletna leave to visit the island of Bled.
Around the hill, especially on the west side, there are some luxury hotels overlooking the lake.
For nature lovers, Bled has one of the most beautiful nature parks in Central Europe.
The Vintgar Gorge is a 1.6 kilometer gorge in northwestern Slovenia, in the municipalities of Gorje and Bled, located four kilometers northwest of the city.
The Vintgar Gorge is the closest point to enter the Triglav National Park from Bled.
Most of the accommodation in the area is located near the park or in the neighboring villages of Podhom, Zasip and Spodnje Gorje.
Something that makes this area special is the abundance of eco-friendly hotels and accommodations with national and European certification: the perfect area for those looking for an eco-sustainable property purchase.
The Vintgar Gorge area is accessible from Bled through organized tours, although many visitors prefer to visit it on foot (approximately 12 kilometers round trip).
What do you think is the right real estate area in the city of Bled for you?