Bled is by far the country’s most popular destination. Thanks to its placid fairytale lake and island, this small town is the top choice for travelers who want to spend relaxing holidays in Slovenia. The castle is perched 120 meters on a craggy bluff on the northern shore. The first trace of human settlement dates from the Stone Age. Bled today is a modern resort with many hotels, private apartments, car parks and various local and foreign culinary delights. It is especially renowned for the delicious “kremsnita”, a local sweet. On the island you can take a typical “pletna” boat which is a wooden flat-bottom boat with a pointed bow and the stern widened with a step to enable passengers to enter. The boat is propelled with the special »stehrudder« technique where the oarsman is standing and rowing with two oars.. In the church on the island is the famous “wishing bell” manufactured in 1543. If you make a secret wish, it will come true when you ring the bell.