Samanadipa Forest Buddhist Monastery

How to get to Goljek Hermitage

The Address: Samaṇadīpa Forest Buddhist Monastery, Goljek 3, 8210 Trebnje, Slovenia

By Car

It is a drive of around 40 minutes from Ljubljana to the Hermitage. Drive on the motorway A2/E70 (direction Novo mesto) for 44.5km, that is for 30min. Take the exit to Trebnje and drive to the town; on the crossroad next to the church drive forward to Kidričeva ulica (North), passing Trebnje Primary School (a blue building seen on the left side of Kidričeva road) and drive through the following villages. Always keeping to the main road for the next 7km: Pekel, turn into Račje Selo, follow towards BlatoVelika ŠevnicaMala ŠevnicaKriška ReberGoljek. When you reach the end of Goljek, at the mark BUS, turn left to the road which leads down the hill for 500m. On the first right exist is the macadam road. Drive for 50m – there is Goljek Hermitage.

Alternative: use Google Maps to guide you. 

By Public Transport

From the Airport to Ljubljana:

There are numerous public transport connections from the airport to the capital city Ljubljana and nearby towns to choose from. The recommended way to reach Ljubljana Airport is by bus.

From Ljubljana to Samaṇadīpa:

By Bus

Unfortunately, there is no bus service directly to Goljek or to any nearby area. However, you can reach Trebnje by bus. For bus tickets, visit

By Train

You could take a train from Ljubljana Train Station to Trebnje (1h to 1.5h ride). More information find on

From Trebnje to the Hermitage

Then you could either take a 1.5-hour walk to the Hermitage or hire a taxi: Tadej Lorbek: +386 41 589 243 (€25). If you choose to walk to the Hermitage from Trebnje, better stay on the main roads. The Google maps pedestrian mode is not up to date here and you might get lost in the forest.