Skocjan caves

This cave is near the Postojna cave. Its first written source was in the era of Antiquity that is 2nd century B.C., by the oldest published map in the world that is the Posidonius of Apamea. It is in UNESCO heritage list of natural and cultural sites in 1986. That is why the international scientific circles have recognized it as a natural treasure of the planet Earth. The Republic of Slovenia is protecting the Skocjan caves and that is why they created the Skocjan Caves Regional Park and its managing…

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Cave dive ? Cave dive in Slovenia

It?s possible to dive in all Slovenian rivers and lakes with an exception of Lake Bohinj. Diving is popular in Lake Bled, Ankaran, Portorož and many other tourist spots in Slovenia. But this time we aren?t talking about normal diving – we are going to talk about special type of diving – cave dive. Cave dive is a special type of technical diving, where scuba equipment is used to enable the exploration of the caves, filled with water. Unfortunately, according to professionals, cave diving isn?t for everyone. To be more…

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Slovenia caves ? 3 very interesting, but not well known caves in Slovenia

As you may already know, Slovenia has more than 85.000 caves and many more are discovered every year. The possibility of discovering stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones, halls, natural windows and many more absorbing underground sights are the reason for Slovenia caves being more and more popular among tourists. Two most known Slovenian cave systems are described in the articles about Postojna cave and Škocjan caves. In this article I will concentrate on three other, ?hidden? caves in Slovenia that are interesting from different perspectives. Županova jama is located near beautiful…

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Slovenia caves ? Škocjan caves

Škocjan caves are under UNESCO protection Škocjan caves (?Škocjanske jame?), the series of limestone caves are the second most known cave system among Slovenia caves (the first one is Postojna cave) and are located in southwestern Slovenia. Škocjan caves and surrounding Regional Park are under UNESCO protection since 1986. Škocjan caves are located 1.5km from highway Ljubljana-Koper. Nearest town is Divača, which is about 5km away. Divača has train and bus station as well. Škocjan caves have been popular among tourist since 18th century and are getting more and more…

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