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Address: Skocjan 2, Divaca, Slovenia
Phone Number: +386 (0)5 7082110
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Description: Skocjan Caves Regional Park is situated in the heart of Classical Karst...
Skocjan Caves Regional Park is situated in the heart of Classical Karst where explorers for the first time ever started to discover and explore the karst phenomena. The most beautiful part of the Park is undoubtedly a set of eleven caves, colapsed dolines, ponors and natural bridges known as the Skocjan Caves. They are the most important underground phenomena of the Karst and on the opinion of international experts one of the most beautiful pearls on Earth. Therefore are since 1986 listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List and are the only Slovenian site on the list as natural heritage. Caves are also on the Ramsar Convention list (1999) as the first underground wetland and in Unesco's Man and Biosphere (MAB) (2004) research programm. In the Park you can visit famous Skocjan Caves, Mahorcic and Marinic cave with Mala dolina, museum collections (Karst collection, biological, geological, archeological and ethnological collections) or follow the marked Educational trail.
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So much better than Postojne

This cave system is commercial but they have controlled it better than Postojne. You walk for nearly 2 hours and there are some climbs when underground. A lift is an option at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This cave system is commercial but they have controlled it better than Postojne. You walk for nearly 2 hours and there are some climbs when underground. A lift is an option at the end to save you a long climb back.The system is spectacular and you get to follow the path of an underground river raging through the cave. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We chose to take the guided tour and the extension tour. The main advantage of the extension is that you are allowed the opportunity to take some photos whereas for the guided tour you aren't allowed until you reach the exit of the cave. The scale of caves is impressive and some parts looked like a scene where the trolls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We took Tour 1, the Classical one. I only can only confirm what others have written..... breathtaking, unforgettable, spectacular..... and yes, my husband mentioned The Lord Of The Rings. :) We felt like a little dust particle in this monumental cave, The Murmuring Cave, it was unbelievable just looking around. Just one thing: you are told everywhere that it will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had a very knowlegeable guide, who spoke mainly on Geology of the caves. However, some parts of the caves are not kept as I would expect from a major attractions for overseas tourists. We loved the elevator outside the cave.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

So the caves themselves are very impressive and magnificent. However, the way the place is run, is terrible. After buying a ticket you are herded to the entrance of the cave. Before going in you get a short and unclear explanation, I don't even remember about what. I only recall having a lot of additional questions (how will the crazy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

... this is the highlight of our holiday. the pictures in the brochures cannot really prepare you for what you are about to see. you are not allowed to take photos. cheaper than postonja caves. we took the 1 + 2 tour. tour 2 was quite a trek and with our below average fitness level, we struggled to complete the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very cool, absolutely spectacular. Adults, and kids will be mesmerized. 1st you need to choose your combined ticket. Cave + Vivarium was our choice but not expect too much from Vivarium. Then you will be grouped according the language you choose for the visit. Take a sweater or rent a coat (3,5) because temperature in the cave is about 12... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a journey to the center of the earth! The silent cave was the most impressive and largest formation of stalagtites I have ever seen. And the canyon of the noisy cave, the largest in Europe, makes you dizzy looking down. We were all in awe. The guide - a must - was very clear. Giving just enough information and... More 

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Karmi'el, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have visited Skocjan Caves after having visited Postojnska cave. The tours in Postojnska are operated with large groups that the guide technically cannot control. Thus people do not hear the explanations and just walk around and shoot pictures. To the opposite of Postojnska, the tours in Skocjanske caves are operated in small groups and very professionally and efficiently guided,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Coolest thing we did while in Slovenia. The caves are indescribably massive and beautiful. The tour was good but the only thing is your not allowed to take pictures.

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Address: Skocjan 2, Divaca, Slovenia
Phone Number: +386 (0)5 7082110
Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Slovenian Littoral Region  >  Divaca

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