The Škocjan Caves Regional Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986 due to the caves scientific significance for being a representative of the karst phenomenon. They are renowned for their incredible beauty and for having the largest underground canyon in the world.
Discover the amazing network of caves, holes, tunnels and canyons in this truly unique park. Pay a visit to the Škocjan Museum for an illustrated history of the caves, and learn more about their archeological significance in the Natural Science Center.
If you're up for a hike, the Škocjan Education train is an hour and a half walk through the heart of the park lined with informational signs on the geological, biological, and historical importance of the caves. There are also guided tours of the trail available.
The tour of the caves, given in English, is led by fully knowledgeable guides, and the 90 minutes are guaranteed to be filled with amazing views of some of the most incredible natural phenomena on earth.
Tour times change monthly, so consult the website when planning your visit. There are sometimes extra tour times on Sundays in the afternoons.
If you would like to extend your stay, the park has private rooms and apartments that are available for nightly rental. If you're driving, the simplest access is from the Ljubljana-Koper expressway. There is also a train to and from Divača which leaves you about 45 minutes walking from the Škocjan Park Information Center.
Remember that the caves can be quite chilly, especially in the winter months, so dress appropriately and wear comfortable walking shoes.