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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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Impressive underground canyon!

This world known natural site, on the world heritage list of UNESCO, is one of the most beautiful cave I have ever visited. They have good guides, in different languages. Must see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This world known natural site, on the world heritage list of UNESCO, is one of the most beautiful cave I have ever visited. They have good guides, in different languages. Must see in Slovenia!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

As a geologist I've seen my fair share of caves, but I was blown away by the scale of the Skocjan network. The size of the caverns, the volume of water, the extent of speleothems present make these some of the most spectacular caverns i have ever been privileged to tour. If you are anywhere near, then it is a... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Interesting history of the caves and the village, great guide. It's amazing to see that it hasn't become more commercial around the area as other part of the world would have done. So great job to all. Don't miss!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Confused about which caves to visit? So were we. Skocjan: PROS - less touristy/more natural + small tour groups - get a quick tour outside as well - massive underground river makes it stand out from other caves - get to see the old pathway built by earlier explorers -world heritage site CONS: - 500 steps and 3km walk (though... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The ''wet'' part of the cave is astonishing and the visit is worthy. It is also one of the best choices what to do on a rainy day. It sure is something special. And the guide was very nice and explained a lot.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Coming to see the caves was amazing. Heard this is the better of the major 2 caves to explore in Slovenia. The guide was great, explained everything including how they used to travel the caves in the past (you can see the old bridges). At one point, the guide turned off the lights completing, very interesting! It's amazing to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I've seen a few caves but this is really a different kind of cave. You have your stalactites and stalagmites however Skocjan has an underground canyon - pretty impressive river carving the rocks on its way - the water noise is awe-inspiring and a little fear-inducing in that dark space. The guide was great: he switched off the lights so... More 

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Gaeta, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This cave system contains the largest underground canyon in Europe. The cave is massive and very neat to walk through its almost an alien environment. One of the neatest parts of the tour is seeing the steps the first explores carved in the cave and seeing how brave the where. You must check the website for tour times as in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Not so well knowed as Postumia caves it really worth to take a look!!very very suggestive, I think that seeing and earing the earing the river passing through the caves it is really terrific!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Skocjan cave is one of the most beautiful cave that I ever seen, it's a must see if you are in the area. There is free parking and a restaurant. The only things that I disliked were that we are not allowed to take pictures or videos inside the cave, the photos were good for some memories. Also when we... More 

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