Pletna boats – ladies on the lake

26.04.2021 | News

Bled_jesenske_Jost_Gantar_MALA (16)© Jošt Gantar

The Bled Island is, and has always been, one of the destination's most visited attractions. Once in Bled, how could anyone resist the lure of this unique place? Conscious of the island's appeal, our ancestors began looking for ways to transport high numbers of people to the island and back in the shortest time possible. The rise of pletna boats started with religious tourism and the boat itself is included in the list of Slovenia's intangible cultural heritage.

Horse-drawn carriages are another sustainable mode of transport that you can use to explore Bled and its surroundings. The tradition of Fiaker coachmen shares a similar history to pletna boats.

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