Bled Property Slovenia - a Great Investment Opportunity

by : Monica Hendrix

Slovenia has emerged as a one of the best overseas property destinations and has been ranked in the top 10 countries in the world to buy and growth is forecast at up to 300% in the next 10 years. Successful property investment is all about location and Bled property is one of the best in Slovenia.

Bled and takes its name from the small Lake Bled where it is located.

Bled property is popular as it has not only a beautiful setting but the town is also conveniently located for other local attractions, as well as Austria and Italy which are within 2 hours drive.

This means that investors looking to buy bled property as an investment can take advantage of solid capital growth, as well as a buoyant rental market.


Visitors to Bled are always charmed by its stunning views and its beautiful alpine lake. Lake Bled is only about three miles in circumference. A foot and bicycle path circles the lake and the journey around the lake takes about an hour. The island in the center, of the lake is actually the only island in Slovenia.

Bled Island has for centuries been the symbol of the area. It can be reached on one of the famous 'pletna' boats. It is customary for visitors to visit the island, to climb the 99 steps to the medieval chapel and to ring the wishing bell. An imposing castle watches over the lake and surrounding areas.

The best view of the lake and its magnificent mountain setting is from the ramparts of Bled Castle, which dates from the 11th century. The castle watches over the town and lake and is perched on a rocky outcrop about 100 meters over the Lake.

The surrounding area offers some of Slovenia's highest peaks of the Julian Alps and Bled is a popular stop off point for those on their way to ski slopes.


Traveling to Bled is easy by air, car or rail.

Ljubljana - Brnik International Airport is 36 km away and regular daily services operate between Ljubljana Airport and all major European airports. To drive to Bled is easy and takes around 40 minutes, from the capital Ljubljana, furthermore Bled is only 47 km from Slovenia's borders with Austria and Italy. Lesce Bled station is on the route between the cities of Munich, Salzburg, Villach, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Athens and Istanbul The station is only 4 km Bled. Bled - Jezero station is on the route between Villach, Jesenice and Nova Gorica.

Bled is located in the Gorenjska region. The region is home to most of Slovenians largest mountains, including the Country's highest peak Mount Triglav, at just less than 2900m. The Julian Alps and the stunning Triglav National Park are within Gorenska as are the "great lakes" of Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. Skiing takes place at a number of places in the region with Kranjska Gora being the most popular with skiers.

Bled Today

There is a restaurant in the castle and also a museum tracing the history of Bled from its humble beginnings as a Bronze Age settlement to its place as a major tourist attraction today. The town of Bled is an important convention centre and tourist resort, offering a wide range of sport activities (golf, fishing, riding) as well as being convenient for mountain treks and hikes and has numerous cosmopolitan bars and restaurants.

Capital Gains and Rental Income

If you are looking for property for sale in Slovenia as an investment then buying property in Bled looks to be a solid long term investment - from both a capital growth viewpoint and for solid and rising rental incomes.

Consider buying property in Bled or Slovenia generally and you may be glad you did.