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Skocjan Caves

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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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A special half day trip for a family

We visited the caves with are three children. There us enough place for parking and a nice place to seat while waiting for the tour around the cave. The cave itself is cold in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the caves with are three children. There us enough place for parking and a nice place to seat while waiting for the tour around the cave. The cave itself is cold in the beginning, a long sleeve's shirt is enough. It is very special and worth the visit, a special place that is not common. Recommended

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First--this would be a hard walk for some people--and not disability-friendly. Now, having said that, my family really enjoyed this underground adventure! The caves are so vast, the heights so dizzying, that it makes you feel properly awed by the power of the river below. We walked the many, many steps back to the Visitor Center rather than riding the... More 

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Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taken aback by the size of this cave system, the remnants of the vast pioneering work to map it, the forceful water running through it, and the many signs of previous flood levels. The tour was very well done, and time was given to explore the end of the cave and the surrounding outside area. We did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in the area this is a must!!! We did both tours, the guided one and the self walk. Both are beautiful and well worth it. The guide was very knowledgable and was able to answer many different questions. They were definitely subject experts. Bring a sweater as its 12c in there. If you're afraid of heights it might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Postojna caves are beautiful but the Skocjan caves are awesome and totally different from any classical cave! There are three tours from which the first and second tour follow the underground river. The first tour can only be done with a guide and lasts almost 2 hours. It starts as a classic cave tour but halfway the tour, one... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving from Venice to Vienna we stopped at the cave. They take groups of 50 in at a time separated by languages. Our entire family went, 20, 18 an 16 year old kids.. We all loved it. There are about 500 stairs inside the cave and a short walk to the entrance. It's chilly in the cave but I only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a basic knowledge about Skocjan caves, but once you visit them, you stay speechless. I've been in nearby Postojna cave and wasn't particularly impressed (too crowded and touristy). Once you enter in Skocjan cave it starts as any other cave, with stalactites and stalagmites, which is nice and fine. But once you reach area of underground Reka river,... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!!! This cave was very unique and seemed much more raw and authentic than it's more popular neighbor. We were so glad we chose to do this as well! Our guide was fantastic and showed us all of the old paths used for exploring, which thankfully we didn't have to use because they were terrifying. We managed this visit with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend the Šcocjan Caves. We had an excellent guide and found the caves not only beautiful but in pristine condition. The ban on photography allowed us to enjoy the caves and their natural beauty throughout the guided tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most impressive things of Skocjan are not the stalactites and stalagmites, but the huge cavity, its steepness, the rushing river, the waterfall. It's an amazing underworld! We wish we can take our own time to admire it. But everyone must join a guide tour and the tour was excellent. It does remind us of Moria in Lord of the... More 

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