Skocjan Caves, Divaca

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#1 of 31 in Parks in Slovenian Littoral Region
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. With our custom trip planner, Divaca attractions like Skocjan Caves can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We were advised to visit this UNESCO site and when we first ventured in the caves we were a little disappointed. Not on the scale of the Postojna caves. However, we we entered the trail to follow the ...  more »
  • This journey through the bowels of the Earth is an adventure once in his life. Huge cavity recalling certain passages of the Lord of the rings, highlighted by a nice lighting. Too bad it is forbidden to take pictures with flash so enjoy the time because your eyes will be your only memory. Accessible visit for our 6 year old.
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  • We had visited both Postonja and Krizna Jama before this, while Krizna remained our favourite this was a close second. Walking on the bridge over the canyon gave me goosebumps and was the highlight. D...  more »
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  • These caves are excellent! It doesn't have Proteus, but it is not crowded, it is not so commercial, it is very natural and absolutely breathtaking. I especially enjoyed the unique unguided part, where you can hike freely around the cave wonderland. Also, the staff are very friendly and super enthusiastic.
  • It's a really cool experience. It starts with the nice stalactites/stalagmites in the initial part (called as Silent cave) that has few big formations. This is then followed by the 'Noisy cave' which is a really unique phenomena. A huge dark canyon, roar of the waterfall and the river, and the mist makes it an unforgettable experience.
  • Really beautiful caves. The place is not very turisric so they are not really crowded. Apart from it the guides distribute the groups and make more groups depending on the amount of people there is. Very well explained guided tour.
  • Amazing! These caves are the biggest in Europe, and should be on everyone's bucket list! Tour guide was nice, and as others have pointed out, they're not too crowded. Although all the chambers in the cave are incredible, the biggest one is breath taking. Felt the same way when I visited the grand canyon!
  • Definitely one of the wonders of the world in my opinion! Absolutely worth visiting if you visit the capital city of Slovenia! Just make sure you have your own transport else I am not very sure how good the local transport is from Ljubljana!
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