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Address: Skocjan 2, Divaca SI-6215, Slovenia
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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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Spectacular cave system in southwest Slovenia. A UNESCO protected site with wonderful stalactites and stalagmites, enormous caves and underground river. You can imagine this as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Spectacular cave system in southwest Slovenia. A UNESCO protected site with wonderful stalactites and stalagmites, enormous caves and underground river. You can imagine this as the underworld of 'Lord of the Rings' and the hell or the 'Inferno'. I have seen many cave systems all over the world but this has to be the best.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved the caves. Caves are 5 star but management needs work. A true natural wonder that I'm glad it's now protected by the unesco. I have explored many limestone caves and this by far takes the cake for the most awesome and vast. To protect the caves they have installed impressive walkways and lighting. This removes the adventure feeling... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Chose to visit this lesser known cave system instead of the more touristy Postojna, and was glad we did. It is massive. Totally breathtaking inside. Hard to believe it's real and not some CGI set from Lord of the Rings! I've been in a number of good caves around the world, but this is up with the best.

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Woy Woy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to do Skocjan over Postojnska since it seemed less touristy and we definitely made the right choice. We took the rail replacement bus from Ljubljana (€11 return) and there was a free shuttle bus waiting at the station to take you the 3km to the caves. We bought a ticket for both sections €21. Like the last post... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have visited both route. It costs 21euros by adult. It was amazing. We recommend to take the first route, then take the elevator to the information centre and have lunch and after it, take the second route. Because, in our opinion, the second route is more comfortable in the opposite direction (from information centre to the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

First, the issue of what cave you want to go to: we decided on Skocjan because it was less touristic. Excellent choice! We drove later to the adventure park near Postojna, and there were more than 50 times more cars in the parking lot! About the tour: You can buy tickets to one or two caves, we chose one, and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This tour was so impressive. I could not believe the size of the caves--there were large noisy waterfalls within the cave! It was exciting to walk on the walkways around the edge of the large cave and on the bridges from one side to the other. I think that if they had allowed filming in this cave (they don't even... More 

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Beltinci, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

At first we thought there are to many people in out group for a good and interesting visit, but then three friendly guides divided us into three groups and our guide had enough time to explain everything about the caves that trully deserve the unesco sign. I would recommend the visit to anybody

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Absolutely worth the trip! The caves are spectacular. So what if you have to walk a few hundred meters in the hot sun, can't take pictures, and are with a hundred other people. In the middle of summer the temperature below the surface is perfect and the views are stunning. A must do (and just think, you can get your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Never seen this before! For all that is was a very touristic place, the caves were beautiful. You should go there is you are nearby.

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