Zelenci Nature Reserve
If you go to Slovenia, of course you want to see Lake Bled. But our favourite lake is close to the Italian border. Lake Zelenci!
The most beautiful lake in Slovenia
This small lake is hidden in a forest along the main road. It has crystal-clear water and is surrounded by beautiful nature. The lake is a real spring. You can see the water bubbling from the bottom of the lake. Because the water is crystal clear, you can see the fish swim past in front of you.
The lake in this small Zelenci nature reserve is truly a gem. The azure water with the mountain peaks in the background gives you a unique impression. Next to the lake is an observation tower that you can climb to get a good view of the lake. We ourselves found the climb up not very spectacular.
The small lake is not big, but it offers a magical experience. Come to this little lake early in the morning for a serene start to your day.
The lake is a few minutes’ walk from the car park where you can also inexpensively drink a freshly brewed coffee or have Slovenian-style lunch with Ćevapčići.
Find the car park at Gostilna Zelenci here. Note that a new car park has been created across the road. Handy if you’re coming from the Kranjska Gora side.
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Continue for a few kilometres to just over the Italian border and visit the two beautiful lakes Lago di Fusine Superiore and Lago di Fusine Inferiore.