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Skocjan Caves, Divaca

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Explore the largest known underground canyon in the world at Skocjan Caves, a World Heritage Site famous for its many waterfalls, diverse stalactite formations, and limestone pools. The caves feature 6 km (3.7 mi) of underground passages and one of the largest underground halls. With a total depth of over 200 m (656 ft), this system of limestone caves was inhabited as early as Mesolithic times. On your way through, you will pass a 116 m (380 ft) long tunnel, a dry river bed, a so-called "silent cave" and "murmuring cave." Look out for the huge stalagmites called the Giants and the Organ. The highlight of the trip is crossing over a 45 m (148 ft) high bridge. Bring a light jacket and put on good walking shoes since the paths can be slippery. Use our Divaca vacation planner to add Skocjan Caves and other attractions to your Divaca vacation plans.
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  • I strongly reccomend to visit those caves, especially during spring time when the water level is high. It is an unique experience  more »
  • Skocjan caves, a bit less touristy than its sister, the Postojna caves, was a true gem! Barbara, our tour guide, was excellent! Speaks so many different languages too. Quite impressive! We had a great...  more »
  • This place is well worth the visit. Tickets can be purchased at the visitor centre next to the free car park. The car park is not that big, but there were works going on so I hope they are actually ma...  more »
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  • The staff of the information site is very helpful. Food is expensive. The environment is well protected and the guide is very good at talking about the geology/chemical/history of the Caves.
  • Breathtaking experience. If you ever wanted Moria mines to be a real place, here you have it, complete with the bridge crossing over the abyss, underwater rivers and amazing geological deposits. Would give it 6 stars if it weren't that it's missing a Balrog.
  • Wonderful caves. Suggest to go in summer time since it has free shuttle bus from Divace train station. Please check the shuttle bus schedule from the park.
  • A marvel of geology and history with nature all around. Limestone formations and various weathered land features are nothing new to me as I've been to multiple such sites, but most of the ones I've been to are no longer as dynamic (as can be seen in the lowest level of the caves with River Reka actively eroding the bottom of the cave). The tour (lasting an hour through steps and slopes) is definitely worth your while for those able to trek such and the caves are made visible for all with light installed throughout. My only issue was that it wasn't left as natural as others as the paving of the walk way and the installation of electric lines definitely would have changed it one way or another, but reaching the bottom level is a sight to behold as mist and light play a feast for the eyes.
  • Very impressive, and will get 5 stars by those of you who don't mind being led in a big herd of tourists through the entire thing.

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