"Skocjan Caves" Obcina Skocjan by Dabs
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I debated over whether I wanted to visit two caves on one trip or just the more popular cave at Postojna but I'm really glad I asked the question because someone advised me that they were entirely different and that Postojna paled in comparison to Skocjan and I entirely agree! If you plan on visiting both, I would recommend Postojna first, I think I would have been disappointed had we done it in reverse.
The Skocjan Caves were formed by the Reka River (Reka means river so I guess that makes it River River?) which you can see running through the most impressive part of the cave, the Murmuring Cave. The caves were explored as early as the 16th century but it was around 1840 when the main explorations of the caves began, the most important of which was in 1884-1890. In 1959 electricity was added, I assume it was around then that tourist visits to the caves started as I can't imagine tourists going in without it. For the few moments our guide turned off the lights it was pretty eerie.
Our day consisted of driving from Ljubljana to Postojna, a visit to Postojna Cave in the morning at 11:00am followed by Predjama Castle. We didn't have much time for lunch so we stopped by a Spar grocery store for some sandwiches and some lovely pastries and then headed to Skocjan where we ate our lunch in the parking lot before joining the 15:30pm tour. There were only 3 tours a day in May, we might have had a little more flexibility from June-September when the tours at Skocjan are every hour.
- Pros:Like being transported to another world
- In a nutshell:My #1 must see in Slovenia
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