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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
Owner description: Skocjan Caves Regional Park is situated in the heart of Classical Karst where explorers for the...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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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Pacific, Washington
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34 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you're thinking of skipping Postjona and only seeing Skocjan, don't. Try to do both because they are very different from each other. Postjona is all about the amazing cave formations, Skocjan is more stark, has fewer formations, but has an awesome underground river. There is some walking to get to the caves, and make sure to check they are... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went to these caves a few days ago and were both blown away with how amazing they were. They got bigger and bigger as you went through them and it really did end up like feeling you were in the set of The Lord of the rings. Well worth the €16 although at first we were sceptical. Do not... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place was awesome. I have never felt more like part of some Lord of the rings-scene while walking around in this cavesystem. There is a shuttle going here from the trainstation in the center of the town, which fitted perfectly for two backpackers coming directly from Venice. However, since we were on the last tour of the day the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

there is 10-15 mins walk from main office to entrance of the caves, but mainly going down by forest trail. After that you will enter the caves, whre is 12°C only, so take some jacket. Narrators speaks English, no worry. The trail takes 1,5 hour, its brialliant walk, but you are not allowed to take pictures, so plese dont do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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