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Skocjan Caves

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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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Chisinau, Moldova
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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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Europe
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Oradea, Romania
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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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Pacific, Washington
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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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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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