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 most beautiful cave I have every visited. It is amazing to see that nature can create such massive caves underground. Be aware that the cave has become a big tourist attraction and that buying tickets beforehand is highly recommended. Visiting the cave is done in groups of 40 with a guide. Inside of the cave it is NOT allowed to take any pictures (only at the exit). At the exit of the cave there are three options of returning to the main building. I recommend taking the longest route, if the walking doesn't bother you, as it will take you through some extra caves where you can take some pictures.
  • Impressive cave system with underground gorge. The trails are concrete, includes steps. Everything is safe, but they normally take 100 people and split in three groups at the entrance. There are several ways you may choose at the exit. If you don't feel physically fit yourself, take right at the exit and follow the trail up to the elevator, goes at least every 5 minutes or even often. +12 degrees inside, might be very humid if river is warm.

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