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Škocjan Caves, Škocjan

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Explore the largest known underground canyon in the world at Škocjan 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 Škocjan Caves and other Škocjan attractions into our Škocjan day trip tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Skocjan caves were our favourite stop on our travels around Slovenia, even above Postojna caves. We had booked a tour by minibus, meaning we could purchase tickets there even though the first tour.....  more
    Skocjan caves were our favourite stop on our travels around Slovenia, even above Postojna caves. We had booked a tour by minibus, meaning we could purchase tickets there even though the first tour.....  more »
  • Purchase your tickets online in advance to be sure you can actually enter !! Many visitors who rocked up on our day would have been disappointed as time slots were all sold out. Each tour group will.....  more
    Purchase your tickets online in advance to be sure you can actually enter !! Many visitors who rocked up on our day would have been disappointed as time slots were all sold out. Each tour group will.....  more »
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  • The tour was stunning. I must say, the cave was bigger and even more impressive than in all the pictures you see of it. I was just astonished most of the times. It does get a little bit hard if you’re afraid of heights because there is a bridge really high up that you need to cross, but the feeling of seeing everything going on in this cave is remarkable
  • Incredible place, absolutely breathtaking. The murmuring river in the underground canyon leaves unforgettable impression. The scenes inside are like in Lord of the Rings (or Portal 2 game on underground levels). When you're leaving the cave, you have 3 options to get back to the initial point: two short routes and one long. It's really worth to take the longest route (#3, takes 40min) and see all the beauty of the canyon. Unfortunately, photos are forbidden inside, even without flash, there is a monitoring (however, a lot of people still do it)

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