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Address: Skocjan 2, Divaca SI-6215, Slovenia
Phone Number: +386 (0)5 7082110
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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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A fascinating walking tour. This is the largest cave in Europe. It is easily accessible and well managed. Do the educational walk before descending into the cave.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bonnie B
Tirana, Albania

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating walking tour. This is the largest cave in Europe. It is easily accessible and well managed. Do the educational walk before descending into the cave.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting slovenia, then Skocjan Caves is a must visit. Just moving through the caves, it was seriously like walking into the Lord of the Rings! Skocjan is UNESCO heritage listed. The trail was in a systematic manner and is worth watching.the photography was not allowed inside it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a marvel straight out if Middle Earth! I would not have been surprised to see an Orc or troll. It's a huge cave system and you will be accompanied by knowledgeable guides. It's not a difficult walk through the caves but there are some steps and uphill bits - good walking non slip shoes a must. But it's definitely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've seen some negative reviews on this site about these caves. It almost put me off. They are NONSENSE. The comment, "We've got better caves in the US" really made me laugh. Why do people like that leave home? Skocjan caves are absolutely amazing. You will never see such an enormous cavern in the rest of Europe, let alone walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk around and inside the cave is just great. The views from the inside of the caves are just stunning. Amazing heights! The only thing that really disappointed us is that we cannot take pictures! Cannot understand why.

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Tiburon, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've been to caves before and are trying to decide between Skocjan and Postojna, there's no comparison. Both are large, and Postojna has a nice long train ride, but it's commercialized and our visit was rushed. Skocjan is unique and a more natural experience. Skocjan really stands out for several reasons, including a vast room with a deep chasm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disclaimer: We haven't been to many caves before. We are also not fans of damp, dark places with bats. This was an enjoyable visit for us mostly because our tour consisted only of a total of 6 people - guide included. So we were able to take in the place at our pace, hear the guide, and ask questions and... More 

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Vrhnika, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to show Škocjan caves to our friend from Brasil and we all loved it. It was the first time for me too and I liked it better than Postojna cave. Worth the visit!

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Kamnik, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The caves were a fantastic experience. The guide was very friendly and fun. I just wish we weren't rushed through the caves. We took Through the Underground Tour which is supposed to take 1,5h-2h and we were out I think in less than 1,5 h. The guide did make some stops on the way and explained what we were looking... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without the huge crowds of "the other" cave system, this is an impressive set of limestone sink holes, caves, and waterfalls. The long and relatively easy walk takes you from one end to the other with lots of variety, smooth walkways and some stairs. Make sure to take the slow way out if you have the energy; that's where some... More 

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