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Skocjan Caves

Skocjan 2, Divaca, Slovenia
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Divaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I have walked through many caves, but none quite like this one. The first part of the tour is pretty typical-- stalagmites, stalagtites, etc. Very beautiful, though. The second half is the real treat. It traverses an extremely large cavern with a rushing river down below. The walkway is built high above the cavern floor, traversing a circuit around it.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was just mesmerised, amazed by the experience! After a day lost at the disappointing Postojna caves I was impressed by Skocjan. No person on Earth should ever miss this. LOTR "You shall not pass" is something you´ll definitely remember when crossing the bridge. Counting the days to come back. I didn´t plan it well, so transport connections were a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This cave is probably the best guided cave I ever been. There were trails of history and tourism. Lime stones and geology formations. The content in the caves is just marvellous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The caves were impressive and the river walk worth doing too, impressive stalagtites and stalagmites. The tall bridge was cool but not as impressive as had been made out but maybe it had been over-hyped to me. Also it would have been helpful if the tour times matched up with the train arrivals better so that there wasn't as much... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited the place very recently on Nov 2nd, 2014. Took a bus from Ljubljana to Divaca and then a minivan from Divaca to Park Skocjan Jame. The place serves as a great example of Karst Topography. Good to relate and see the natural structures like Stalactites and Stalagmites about which I only read in school days. Other structures like limestone... More

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Dieburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've visited quite a few caves, including both giant ones and tiny ones. Skocjan required a lot of walking, and a lot of stairs. Although I counted about 8 million, there are about 500 steps. Even getting to the cave from the visitor's center is a hike. The better shape you're in, the better your experience will be. The cave... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We rented a car in Ljubljana to get to the caves because our time was limited and we wanted to make sure that we saw this beautiful place. The drive was easy and there was free parking. The restaurant on site was very good as well as the local beer (great!) The caves were stunning and were broken down into... More

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I don't usually bother with show caves having spent a considerable amount of time underground in the past in wild caves but this one showed some promise during on line research so i went along to take a look. It was the correct decision. Our chosen day was in very bad weather but we started with the guided tour through... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were recommended by a friend to go and see these caves. The caves have had a great path, bridge and lighting system installed that allow easy access (but not for people with walking/stair difficulties). The tours grouped people by language and the guide delivered a very informative tour in English (and I understand the German group in front of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My partner never misses the chance to visit any caves while we are on holiday. Having previously visited the excellent Postojna caves, which are well publicised and quite commercial, this time we aimed for the more 'low-key', Skocjan caves a few miles further south. Parking is ample and free and the visitors centre is well organised and attractive with improvement... More

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