Škocjanske Caves are the most recognizable cave system in Slovenia, after Postonjska Cave. It is often left neglected due to the strong international reputation of Postojna Cave.
Škocjanske caves were created by a river called Reka, making its way through Karst limestone. Škocjanske cave is under the list and protection of UNESCO.
Škocjanske Caves are truly amazing, full of different limestone phenomena, a big hall called Martel’s Hall with 146 meters of height. You will discover several water streams, walk over the bridges and much more. Škocjanske Caves attract more than 100,000 visitors each year.
Few million years old caves in the heart of Karst are part of regional park Škocjanske Caves and have been under UNESCO from 2004.
If we would put all the caves in Škocjanske Caves into one line, that would be around 6,200 meters of paths among which about half is arranged into tourist tracks and available to visitors throughout the year.
Škocjanske Caves are truly magnificent and mysterious, with many impressive features, some made by nature, some added by humans.
River Reka is no doubt the main star of the caves. It is responsible for 26 waterfalls that are located inside the cave, for rapids and high bridges that are the only way for visitors to access all the parts of the caves. The lowest point of the cave is the Dead Lake, located 212 meters underground.
Tourist route Škocjanske Caves contains 500 stairs and is around 3,000 meters long, including 50 meters high bridge and a nice underground elevator. Routes connect many different cave rooms with huge stalagmites, mysterious creatures, and playful lighting.
Do not spend all your day in the caves, though, as the beautiful Škocjanske Caves natural park awaits you on the surface! No doubt, this is a must-see place for nature lovers, as many different bird species, cave animals, and other animal species can be observed at this amazing place.
Take the exit Divača, follow the signs for Škocjan and then for Škocjanske jame.