Kropa & Surroundings

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Kropa & Surroundings

Shopping

A small selection of our favourite places are listed here to help you get started, but the local Tourist Information Centre in Radovljica (Linhartov trg 9, 4240 Radovljica) has a huge amount of info on the region, local sights, events and outdoor activities.
This is the local mini market/store, located on the left hand side, just off the main road into Kropa. It's a 5 minute walk back along the main road from Anvil Cottage. The shop is open every day from 7am until 7pm and on Saturday mornings from 08:00 until 12:00
Kropa 3a
3a Kropa
This is the local mini market/store, located on the left hand side, just off the main road into Kropa. It's a 5 minute walk back along the main road from Anvil Cottage. The shop is open every day from 7am until 7pm and on Saturday mornings from 08:00 until 12:00
Opposite the shop is a Pharmacy and doctor’s clinic.
Kropa 1b
1b Kropa
Opposite the shop is a Pharmacy and doctor’s clinic.
Supermarket & Shopping Centre If you need to buy a lot of food or drink, the nearest Supermarket (also Mercator) is in Radovljica - about a 15-20 minute drive from Kropa. As well as a supermarket, there's a large hardware/home store that sells stuff for the home and garden + a series of small shoe shops and stationary shops. Address: Trgovski center, Rožna Dolina 51, 4248 Lesce, Slovenia
Trgovski center
51 Rožna Dolina
Supermarket & Shopping Centre If you need to buy a lot of food or drink, the nearest Supermarket (also Mercator) is in Radovljica - about a 15-20 minute drive from Kropa. As well as a supermarket, there's a large hardware/home store that sells stuff for the home and garden + a series of small shoe shops and stationary shops. Address: Trgovski center, Rožna Dolina 51, 4248 Lesce, Slovenia
Cash Machine: Whilst most places now except cards, if you need real money, there is a 24hr cash machine / bankomat at the entrance to the local shop.
Bankomat Gorenjska banka
3a Kropa
Cash Machine: Whilst most places now except cards, if you need real money, there is a 24hr cash machine / bankomat at the entrance to the local shop.

Food & Drink in Kropa

If you prefer to eat out, there are a few options in Kropa - each offering something different.
C.Bar. The best place to get a beer and meet the locals is ‘C Bar’ which is across the bridge, opposite Anvil Cottage, on the other side of the main square. It’s open every day from 17:00 except Monday when it’s closed all day. Mattias who runs the bar speaks good English and will happily tell you everything you need to know about Kropa. He’ll also make you a pizza.
Kropa 66
66 Kropa
C.Bar. The best place to get a beer and meet the locals is ‘C Bar’ which is across the bridge, opposite Anvil Cottage, on the other side of the main square. It’s open every day from 17:00 except Monday when it’s closed all day. Mattias who runs the bar speaks good English and will happily tell you everything you need to know about Kropa. He’ll also make you a pizza.
Further along the main street, at the start of the town is gostilna (restaurant) Pri Jarmu. This is an excellent choice if you need more than a Pizza and they serve HUGE portions of excellent home made food. It’s also a great place to get ice-cream in the summer and on Sunday they serve a delicious lunch menu. It’s closed all day on Wednesday & Thursday.
Kropa 2
2 Kropa
Further along the main street, at the start of the town is gostilna (restaurant) Pri Jarmu. This is an excellent choice if you need more than a Pizza and they serve HUGE portions of excellent home made food. It’s also a great place to get ice-cream in the summer and on Sunday they serve a delicious lunch menu. It’s closed all day on Wednesday & Thursday.
If you walk in the other direction, past Anvil cottage on the left hand side of the river is Gostilna (restaurant) Pr' Kovač. If you’re lucky enough to visit when its open and serving food - they serve impressively good food in a nice room filled with old pictures and objects from Kropa. If they are not open, try knocking and asking if you can book an evening meal.
Pr Kovač, gostinstvo, trgovina in storitve, d.o.o.
30 Kropa
If you walk in the other direction, past Anvil cottage on the left hand side of the river is Gostilna (restaurant) Pr' Kovač. If you’re lucky enough to visit when its open and serving food - they serve impressively good food in a nice room filled with old pictures and objects from Kropa. If they are not open, try knocking and asking if you can book an evening meal.

Food & drink in the region

Catch your own fish or enjoy a meal in the onsite restaurant at Ribnik Žeje. Address: Ribnik Žeje Podbrežje 4a 4202 Naklo
Ribnik Žeje
4a Podbrezje
Catch your own fish or enjoy a meal in the onsite restaurant at Ribnik Žeje. Address: Ribnik Žeje Podbrežje 4a 4202 Naklo
Enjoy local food and a stunning view across the valley onto the Alps in Radovljica from the terrace at Gostilna Avguštin. Address: Linhartov trg 15, 4240 Radovljica.
Gostilna Avguštin
15 Linhartov trg
Enjoy local food and a stunning view across the valley onto the Alps in Radovljica from the terrace at Gostilna Avguštin. Address: Linhartov trg 15, 4240 Radovljica.
In Bled Cafe Belvedere (Cesta svobode 18, 4260 Bled) has stunning views onto the lake
11 locals recommend
Café Belvedere / Kavarna Belvedere
18 Cesta svobode
11 locals recommend
In Bled Cafe Belvedere (Cesta svobode 18, 4260 Bled) has stunning views onto the lake
Vila Ajda (Cesta svobode 27, 4260 Bled) sells wonderful (and huge) local dishes, including the famous and unmissable Bled Cake.
13 locals recommend
Restavracija Vila Ajda Dax & apartma
27 Cesta svobode
13 locals recommend
Vila Ajda (Cesta svobode 27, 4260 Bled) sells wonderful (and huge) local dishes, including the famous and unmissable Bled Cake.
Huge portions and an amazing daily lunch menu.
Grajska gostilnica
2 Kranjska cesta
Huge portions and an amazing daily lunch menu.

Sightseeing

Follow the road out of Kropa in the direction of Jamnik and the road winds up the hillside until you reach the small but stunning church (Sveti Primož) in Jamnik. It doesn't matter what time of your you visit, the church , which sits on a ridge overlooking the valley towards Ljubljana, is always delightful. If you're relatively fit, you can easily walk to Jamnik in about 1.5 hours, either vis the road or the forest footpath that starts behind the gothic church. From Anvil Cottage, walk towards the shop and turn right just before the basketball court.
Jamnik
Follow the road out of Kropa in the direction of Jamnik and the road winds up the hillside until you reach the small but stunning church (Sveti Primož) in Jamnik. It doesn't matter what time of your you visit, the church , which sits on a ridge overlooking the valley towards Ljubljana, is always delightful. If you're relatively fit, you can easily walk to Jamnik in about 1.5 hours, either vis the road or the forest footpath that starts behind the gothic church. From Anvil Cottage, walk towards the shop and turn right just before the basketball court.
If you're feeling energetic, or looking for a good half day hike from Kropa, the Partizan Hut at Vodiška Planina sits above Kropa on the Jelovica plateau. From Anvil Cottage, cross the river and find the path that goes up to the Church (the one with the bell). Follow the path up, past the church into the forest path. There are two or three routes, the one on the left is the fastest but it is also steepest. The middle path is the most popular and direct route, and you can also continue off to the right and then loop backwards - but this route is not well signposted. The hut is open 365 days per year and serves tasty food and drinks, so take some money and you can enjoy a well-earned beer at the top. More info here: https://www.geago.si/en/pois/15449/partizan-hut%C2%A0at-vodice-highland
Partizanski dom Vodiška Planina
180 Kropa
If you're feeling energetic, or looking for a good half day hike from Kropa, the Partizan Hut at Vodiška Planina sits above Kropa on the Jelovica plateau. From Anvil Cottage, cross the river and find the path that goes up to the Church (the one with the bell). Follow the path up, past the church into the forest path. There are two or three routes, the one on the left is the fastest but it is also steepest. The middle path is the most popular and direct route, and you can also continue off to the right and then loop backwards - but this route is not well signposted. The hut is open 365 days per year and serves tasty food and drinks, so take some money and you can enjoy a well-earned beer at the top. More info here: https://www.geago.si/en/pois/15449/partizan-hut%C2%A0at-vodice-highland
This hidden gem sits just above the neighbouring village of Kamna Gorica. According to Wikipedia, the castle was once the seat of the Upper Carniolan holdings of the noble house of Ortenburg. First mentioned in 1263 as castrum Waldemberch, it was administered by the knights of Waldenberg. The ruins of the castle are not that spectacular, but when you reach them, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views along the valley to Mt Triglav - Slovenia's highest mountain. The town of Kamna Gorica (small rocky hill) is also beautiful and covered in wooden waterways.
Lipnica Castle
5 Kamna Gorica
This hidden gem sits just above the neighbouring village of Kamna Gorica. According to Wikipedia, the castle was once the seat of the Upper Carniolan holdings of the noble house of Ortenburg. First mentioned in 1263 as castrum Waldemberch, it was administered by the knights of Waldenberg. The ruins of the castle are not that spectacular, but when you reach them, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views along the valley to Mt Triglav - Slovenia's highest mountain. The town of Kamna Gorica (small rocky hill) is also beautiful and covered in wooden waterways.
A short walk out of Kropa are the twin villages of Dobrava (Srednja Dobrava and Zgornja Dobrava). Whilst they are only a short distance from Kropa, they sit in a delightfully quiet and sunny plateau with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. It's easy to walk or drive and there's plenty of parking outside the pub - Gostilna "Pri Marički".
Srednja Dobrava
Srednja Dobrava
A short walk out of Kropa are the twin villages of Dobrava (Srednja Dobrava and Zgornja Dobrava). Whilst they are only a short distance from Kropa, they sit in a delightfully quiet and sunny plateau with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. It's easy to walk or drive and there's plenty of parking outside the pub - Gostilna "Pri Marički".
Another small but beautiful castle which is about 20 minutes drive across the valley from Kropa. Grad Kamen sits at the entrance to a mountainous valley, so it's a great place to start and end a day of hiking.
11 locals recommend
Grad Kamen
11 locals recommend
Another small but beautiful castle which is about 20 minutes drive across the valley from Kropa. Grad Kamen sits at the entrance to a mountainous valley, so it's a great place to start and end a day of hiking.

Sport & Leisure

The Open Air Swimming Pool If you're visiting in the summer, Kropa's open air swimming pool is the perfect place to sunbathe and relax. Daily tickets start at €2.50 for kids and €5.50 for Adults. Nearby , there's also a small bar and volleyball court. More info here: http://www.bazenkropa.si/
Bazen Kropa - letno kopališče ŠD Kropa
152 Kropa
The Open Air Swimming Pool If you're visiting in the summer, Kropa's open air swimming pool is the perfect place to sunbathe and relax. Daily tickets start at €2.50 for kids and €5.50 for Adults. Nearby , there's also a small bar and volleyball court. More info here: http://www.bazenkropa.si/