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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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Absolutely breathtaking!

This was even more breathtaking than the Plitvice Lakes. Incredible hike through this and our guide was very informative. Half way through he turns the lights out to demonstrate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was even more breathtaking than the Plitvice Lakes. Incredible hike through this and our guide was very informative. Half way through he turns the lights out to demonstrate what the explorers were dealing with in the 1800s. A must see in Slovenia.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Caves are must see! Incredible sight, it's a nice walk approx. 1,5-2h. What makes them even more special are lights along the walking path and few others placed on strategic places to give best feeling of the cave atmosphere.

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Santa Monica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The highlight of the caves is the fact that a river runs through them and that they are huge. Sadly you are not aloud to take photos while in the cave...had I known this I may not have gone. I have been to caves before so this wasn't something I've never seen before, if these were my first caves I... More 

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Kokkola, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Minus: You have to walk a lot up and down for 2 hours so you should not have poor physical condition. If you have a fear of hights then this is not your place because there is narrow path and a river is flowing 100 meters lower! This a bit frightening part of path took at least 30 minutes and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I have been in many cave systems but this one is simply stunning. Like most cave tours you get your share of interesting chambers with stalactites, stalagmites and other interesting rock formations. Then you get to the water cave, where the river is running, and the space opens out to colossal proportions. Like you have been transported into Tolkien's "The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This cave was a little further down than the Postojna one was and we were wondering if it was silly to visit BOTH caves. But I'm so glad we got to visit both. This Skocjan one was incredible. It was huge and absolutely majestic. At first, we were disappointed because we weren't allowed to take photos (as you'd have seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting the caves. They were beautiful and unique in the sense that they have the biggest underground river in Europe. We did the combined tour of 1 and 2, which means you visit the caves and then afterwards walk along the river, see some waterfalls and walk through some collapsed caves. Well worth the extra for part... More 

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Garda, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I loved these caves. Our guide was informative and able to answer all of our questions. Very interesting seeing the old trails inside the caves.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Stunning looking cave but not the best I have seen, .....to many people in each group ....very hard to hear what the guide is saying....our group was more than 60 people and guide speaking in Italian and then in English. ....many people was taking photos even it was forbidden...guide could not keep control of group....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Went in mid 2014 - this place is pretty awesome! Still can recall the roar of the rivers in the cave, the endless little lights in the dark - and just the powerful sight and sounds. An attraction not to be missed!

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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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