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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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  • הנהר הזורם בתוך המערה הינו הייחוד של מערה זו על פני מערת הנטיפים הגדולה הנמצאת כ 40 דקות ממנה. המערה פחות תיירותית ויש בה יותר מסלולי טבע ונוף. מחייב יכולת הליכה וטיפוס של מאות מדרגות. המערה נמצאת ברש...  more »
  • In November the chance to see the caves with guided tours in various languages 3 times a day. hours 10/13/15. The journey takes roughly half length 1:00 km with the presence of steps alternated with stretches. From the ticket office along a trail in the Green about 10 minutes to get to actual caves entrance then begins a visit. At the exit as many 10-minute scale/climb with adding a section in the elevator to go up to the parking lot. The caves are wonderful, in my opinion much more beautiful and fascinating landscape of Postojna, positive guidance, no doubt to see with your own eyes! Pleasant temperature inside (not dress too xche walking up and down you are likely to have hot). Photo ban for the entire journey. Free parking, admission about 17 euros per adult. Downside the bar/fast food of caves at 14.30 hours, at the end of the visit, had the kitchen closed ... not a genius!!!
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  • Magical experience. No use trying to describe, because these places are communicating to everyone something different, personal. Some feel immersed in the ocean depths, others feel almost transported on other pianeti...ma remains common and primal and undeniable ancestral charm of the subsoil and the caves of Scocjansk in particular. Cut the pleasantries, some notes: there are 12° C, so cover up, but not too much or you'll make the sauna like me. Some goccina falling from the ceiling: don't complain (we are in karst underground!), at most take hooded jacket. There are a total of 500 steps, never too steep or too much at once. The trail is smooth and wide, but equip yourself with suitable shoes and maybe slip. For those who suffer from Vertigo, nothing is terrifying: the parapet there is, is high and wide. There are overhangs, but you can get that much. There is a suspension bridge across the River, but is solid concrete and short anyway. Of course, if you suffer from Vertigo from the heels of your shoes, change meta. Please do not take photos. The fact that the ecosystem will alter, also because of the flash, it is not a fairy tale. I would visit them again in the future and not find them invaded by photosynthetic algae. P.s. If you are deciding between these and Postojna, in my opinion these are unsurpassed.
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  • The cave tours are great, not that many people. Very beautiful, giant and still active karst caves. The way from Divaca to the ticket office is not well connected. The best way would be driving your own car. Or you could take the bus from the train station, I missed this bus just because I went to the restroom after getting off the train, so I agree that this bus service is not good also; or you could walk to there, it takes about 35 mins; in the end, we end up renting a bicycle biking there, which turns out to be a bad idea, you don't want to bike among the mountains before taking a tourism tour, it's exhausting.
  • Škocjan caves are part of the Unesco heritage. A must see if you visit Slovenija.
  • Do not go to these caves or the awful little town Divaca. The bus to the caves left early despite us being at the stop on time were unable to catch the bus and therefore missed the cave tour. The bus driver was rude, unfriendly and yelled at us saying he was at the bus stop at 3. The sign said they left at 3.10. What a terrible experience and a horrible place.
  • We thought visiting this cave after the postojna caves would be less of an experience. We were wrong. The Skojcan caves really do deliver in the mesmerizing department, and will leave you amazed for a few hours.
  • Amazing experiences in the cave. Great tour as you will be divided into groups of languages such as English, Dutch or Italian. Wish they allow us to take pictures in this amazing cave.