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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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Very tiring but worth it

The caves have got 3 different trails, taking a guided tour is recommended to make the most of it so be sure to check out the timing on the website before going. We took both the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The caves have got 3 different trails, taking a guided tour is recommended to make the most of it so be sure to check out the timing on the website before going. We took both the first and second trails. The first is the most popular, taking you inside the awe-inspiring caves where you get to see the Reka river... More 

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Kfar-Saba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This cave is something different. You feel like a cave researcher (Indiana Jones). Walking in a cave above a thundering river is an experience not to be missed. Unlike Postojna Cave which is huge but very touristic and repeats itself, this is breathtaking.

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Zurich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The caves are worth seeing. The ground is wet in places and good shoes help to avoid slipping over. There is a bridge to cross that is 47 metres above a river. This could be difficult for anyone with a fear of heights! The elevator wasn't working and this was not communicated to the large group until the end of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The 1st impression when we entered these caves, "Wat was all tht hype about..!!" But as we progressed through them we had no words to describe the beauty of these caves. We were gazing endlessly at the deep canyons and the high ceilings inside de caves. Marvellous creations by an underground river, a must visit site.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A visit to caves is always something special while this was a truly exceptional one. New lighting in the caves give them an amazing charm. The caves are not only an natural monument bat also a human one if you have a good guide. The whole area around caves is amazing and you should plan a whole day for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The caves are absolutely stunning, but the description of the walk is "a little up, a little down, a few stairs." No. It is quite steep and there was literally a line of people throughout the caves on the verge of real hardship. I never would have gone into the caves if I had known how arduous the trail is.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I had been to a few caves, not many, but the experience on this one surpasses my previous ones visited by a big margin. The history, the formation was thoroughly explained by the guide which is run by the park and they are very professional and knowledgeable indeed. I cannot imagine the size of the cave which can be as... More 

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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Ok so another big chain of caves in Slovenia... If I compare it to postojna cave, there are some similar things but there are also lot of difference! First what is simmilar, shapes of rocks of course, natural statues. What is different? In postojna caves in many occasions you get impressed, here you stay impressed only one time, in extreme... More 

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Fellbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Cave tours are divided into 3 parts 1) Through the Underground Canyon 2) Following the Reka river Underground 3) Nature trail on the surface of the mountain We took the first tour. The Caves were divided into 3 parts. The first part consisted of a constant temperature 13° C Caves filled with wet stalactites and stalagmites. The Crystal formations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

we chose this cave vs. Postojna due to all the reviews about the uniqueness of the river running thru. It was definitely well worth it. First half of tour was pretty typical, but last half was truly one of a kind amazing! Be prepared - it is quite a bit of walking and you are going up and down about... More 

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