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Skocjan Caves

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Address: Shkocjan 2, Divaca 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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Visited these caves with my girlfriend as part of our travelling. We were stopping and caught the train from Ljubljana which was very simple and easy. Expected massive queues on... read more

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited these caves with my girlfriend as part of our travelling. We were stopping and caught the train from Ljubljana which was very simple and easy. Expected massive queues on arrival but was pleasantly surprised that there wasn't. Tours were split up into reasonable sized groups. Only disappointment was the no photo rule but no way I could have captured... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are thinking you have seen caves by going to the Postojna Caves think again. Skocjan may not have as beautiful Stalagmite and Stalactite formations as Postojna but as caves go this site is a must see. There are 2 trails available and they can be brought as a combo (21€ ~3 hours) which is what we did and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A little daunted when we arrived to find hundreds of people waiting to tour the caves but after we walked to the entrance we were put into groups of fifty depending on your language choice then there was a staggered start. The first part of the tour through the silent cave was impressive with enormous towers of stelitites and steligmites... More 

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Ostend, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cave is different. The tour takes about an hour, but one could spend half a day enjoying its beauties

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited both Postojna and Škocjan caves within days of each other and personally enjoyed Škocjan more. It's definitely the less touristy of the two in that it's harder to get to if on foot (bus or train to Divača and then a pleasant 45min walk (make sure you pick up a little route map that comes with pictures from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be the less touristic counterpart of Postojna. When we arrived (20min early) there were already twenty million people waiting. When the tour started, there were three hundred gazillion. We were divided into five groups to make things more comfortable. Still, some Dutch guy had to be a total ballsack by nagging nonstop to the guide. While we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there big group because of it was business trip. It was my best experience to visit cave in my life. Hiking in the huge cave takes at least 90 minutes, depend of which corse your want to visit with tour guide. My 6 years daughters also survived the tour, but it was super cold in March. Please bering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never seen anything like this. We have similar caves in Czech republic, but not that size and greatness. Worth to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My feelings regarding the Skocjan Cave are mixed - the caves itself are impressive (would say that better then Postojna Cave), the underground gorge of the Reka river is simply unbelievable (I have never seen such place, maybe only in LOTR - Moria). However, we were in the English speaking group and our guide was simply terrible. I would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited these caves last weekend on a day trip from Ljubljana. They are rather cool inside - about 12 degrees so bring a jumper. The walk through the caves is in a group and supervised by a guide. They have guides speaking Slovenian, English, German and Italian (at least). It's quite a walk from one end to the other... More 

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