If you visit Slovenia, there is absolutely no way that you won’t come across a poster or someone who suggests or rather persuades you to visit Postojna cave. Many might say that the attraction is over hyped.
Postojna cave system is massive in size, and one of the richest in stalactites, stalagmites, pillars, curtains, etc. The reason that it is so talked about is the fact that it has been made very accessible to tourists. There are multiple restaurants at the location, numerous gift and souvenir shops and much more. Apparently, from the outside it does not look at all like the entrance to a cave. Although these things will be a major turnoff for adventurers or cavers, most tourists are quite happy about it.
Places have caves to visit and then other places have castles. Ever heard of a cave castle? Yes, they do exist. The Predjama castle, built at the mouth of a cave near the village of Predjama has a cave behind it and one under it.
During our travel in Slovenia, we had the opportunity to visit the Križna cave. The cave system is a extensive one and a unique feature of visits to this cave is the opportunity to explore the cave by crossing thirteen lakes. The tour depends on the water level of the cave. We were extremely lucky to be able to experience it as the tour was possible only for few days in October. Before our visit, there was not enough water to operate the dinghies and after our visit the water level had risen to dangerous levels.
Check out our video of this amazing adventure !!
After our exploration of Bled and underground mine adventure, we had one day left in Bled to see as much as we could. After going through a lot of tour offerings by the local operators, we decided to go with the “Emerald river tour” offered by Mamut. It was gonna be a long day starting at 8 in the morning.
One cannot run out of words to describe Bled. Its that good. Located in the north-west Slovenia, this place is as graceful and beautiful as possible. This October, we were finally able to visit Bled. The crowds were absent, it was quiet and it was fall time, so an abundance of colours all around.
Bled can be reached by regular buses from Ljubljana which takes people to the centre of Bled. From Ljubljana by train, the nearest station to Bled is Lesce-Bled which is almost 4-4.5 kms from the Bled centre. Also, the station Jesenice is the stop for people coming from the direction of Austria, which is about 3kms from the Bled centre.