Vilenica Cave, Lokev

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Vilenica Cave or Vilenica Cave at Lokev (Slovene: Jama Vilenica pri Lokvi) is the oldest show cave in Europe. The first tourists to the cave were recorded in 1633. It is located next to the village of Lokev in the municipality of Sežana on the Karst Plateau in southwestern Slovenia.

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  • If you are near here on a Sunday, I would recommend!! We went to a very to touristic cave at first. You had to park the car 3KM away and then go there by bus. The line was so long. Later we found... 
    If you are near here on a Sunday, I would recommend!! We went to a very to touristic cave at first. You had to park the car 3KM away and then go there by bus. The line was so long. Later we found...  more »
  • Ali ste mislili: Pre Lep kotiček sveta in prijazen vodnik. A beautiful corner of the world and a friendly guide! 
    Ali ste mislili: Pre Lep kotiček sveta in prijazen vodnik. A beautiful corner of the world and a friendly guide!  more »
  • The Slovenian Kras (Karst, from which the geological term "Karstic" comes form) is full of caves. The Postojna and The Škocjan caves are the most famous among them, but Vilenica (lit. a place where... 
    The Slovenian Kras (Karst, from which the geological term "Karstic" comes form) is full of caves. The Postojna and The Škocjan caves are the most famous among them, but Vilenica (lit. a place where...  more »
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  • World's oldest tourist cave located in municipality of Sežana is a true cave of wonders. Large halls, narrow hallways and beautiful karst formations are really something otherworldly. The tour guidances are executed by cavers from Sežana caving society who is in charge of looking after this cave.
  • A smaller and older cousin to Skocjanske jame offering an intimate guided experience among spectacular underground. Thus smaller cave complex offers spectacular views and steep descents on well maintained stairs into incredibly colorful and geometrically intriguing scenery. Since it does not have the large crowds of Postonjska jama one can stop, take photos and do the tour at own pace. A truly unique and authentic experience off the beaten path. Cannot recommend enough.
  • I would hily recommend if you are interested in nature. You always have a tour guide that explains everything.
  • If you are near here on a Sunday, I would recommend!! We went to a very to touristic cave at first. You had to park the car 3KM away and then go there by bus. The line was so long. Later we found this cave. It is open for a tour on Sunday at 3PM and 5PM and you go in there with a guide. The most beautiful cave I've ever seen. Not touristic at all. We were with a group of 30 people. Wear good shoes, because it is wet and slippery. Lots of stairs up and down. Worth your time and costs 10€ for adults. Takes a little more than an hour.
  • Amazing cave. Little known in comparison to the more famous tourist attractions Postojnska jama and Škocjanske jame, but very fascinating, a very interesting place, full of history.

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