Skocjan Caves, Skocjan

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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. Put Skocjan Caves and other Skocjan attractions into our Skocjan day trip tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • They're amazing! Although smaller than those of Postonja, are a true pearl, it is very worth even there to go even though they are not on the route so touristy.
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  • The caves of San C elder are a spectacle of nature that I recommend to anyone who is in Trieste (30 min) or Slovenia. Driven by the photos we had found on the net we decided to go and do the basic route, which costs 18 euros and lasts about 2 hours. Tours are guided only, in English or German, and depart about every hour. Our guide was very nice and prepared, ready to answer our every question. Inside the caves it is forbidden to take photographs, but the spectacle that stands before it is so fascinating that it impresses in the memory. The route will be about 3 km long, between ascents and steps and is divided into two parts. The first is very interesting for the amount of limestone structures that have the most imaginative forms, the second is to take your breath away because it follows the river that formed the caves and is of an unprecedented magnificence. Beautiful the bridge that passes at 300 meters on the river and very interesting the remains of the old walkways and steps built in the early 900s when they discovered the cave. In short, super recommended breathtaking experience! Also nice is the vantage point that you can walk once outside the NB caves: don't eat them in the bar/restaurant at the caves, really nothing that
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  • If you are visiting Slovenia or just passing by, It's necessary that you visit this sleeping beauty. Why sleeping beauty? Because everything is happening under the Earth's sufrace and there is a beaut...  more »
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  • AMAZING! Unfortunately you can't take photos inside but definitely worth a visit. Last tour is at 15:00. I wouldn't get the extended tour as it was a bit of a waste of money, more like the long way out rather than extra caves. Photos are from the extended portion.
  • A wonderful complex with an underground river and a huge canyon. Guide with a lot of knowledge about the cave. Division of people into language groups - English, Italian and German. You can't take photos inside. Visiting time is about 1.5 hours. The ticket costs 18 euros. You must visit this place!
  • True wonder of nature! The long walk with the knowledgable guides is a must. Since photography is not allowed, you have all the time to marvel at the beauty down there!
  • Best caves I've ever been to. So resembling mines of Moria it's scary! 👀 The depth of the main chamber is breathtaking and really, nothing compares to it. If I would have to chose, go to Skocjan and skip Postojna. These caves are worth the trip to Slovenia alone!
  • Amazing caves. Well preserved and impressive. The main gallery is so high and ample, humbling. Would recommend to anyone. Also, important to respect that pictures are not allowed inside.
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