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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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Place must to visit while visiting Slovenia

+ Skocjan caves is very special cave with underground river Reka. Special attraction which is part of UNESCO. - Difficult to get there by public transport. We arrived to Divaca... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Central Hungary, Hungary

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

+ Skocjan caves is very special cave with underground river Reka. Special attraction which is part of UNESCO. - Difficult to get there by public transport. We arrived to Divaca by bus from Slovenia, but from there no bus as well as no Taxi to get to the caves at winter time. And walking it's 20 km which is a... More 

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Csepel, Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This very nice and great cave is the one nature wonders in Slovenia. It's magical when you see the river running down there and imagine the whole cave system can be flooded...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Skocjan Caves are amazing. We were lucky enough to visit just after a heavy downpour, and we saw the River Reza rushing through the floor of the cave. Our guide was very knowledgable. The tour is well worth the time and money. Photos and videos aren't allowed - there are small cctv cameras everywhere monitoring this. The caves were well-lit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the tour of these caves and seeing the old walking tracks and steps from the beginning of the century. However it is a shame that you cannot take any photos even without using a flash, the tour is also given simultaneously in both Slovenian and English with a separate tour in Italian, this can make it a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Compared to the popular Postojna Cave, Skicjan seems a bit more rough and it is more hard labour as there is no train ride here. The visit involves walking the up and down slopes and steps. The views in the cave was just breathtaking especially when you reach the river and could hear the sound of the flowing waters. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

An unbelievable experience. Nearly missed visiting here to try to get to the lakes / mountains - don't. Probably the best thing we did in Slovenia - take the walking tour and be amazed by the vastnass at show in caves. Think the mines of moria for those who have seen lotr - maybe even better. A must visit on... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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 November 15, 2015

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 November 13, 2015 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

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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