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Škocjan Caves

The Škocjan Caves with the iver Reka represent one of the longest karst underground wetlands in Europe. The river Reka disappears underground into the Škocjan Caves and flows for 38 km towards the Adriatic Sea and is surfacing near Montefalcone in Italy. The Škocjan Caves is the largest known underground canyon in the world, it represent the most important underground aspect in the Karst region of Slovenia. The most striking stalactite formations in the caves are formations in the form of an organ in the Organ Hall, the Giant, a 15 metres high stalagmite in the Great Hall and the large rimstone pools in the Rimstone Pools' Hall. The Martel's Chamber of the Škocjan Caves is one of the largest caves in the world. The Škocjan Caves were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986. World Heritage Art: Dripstone  

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Škocjan Caves - The river Reka disappears underground at the Velika Dolina, the Big Collapse Doline, a unique sinkhole of the Škocjan Caves up to 165...

The river Reka disappears underground at the Velika Dolina, the Big Collapse Doline, a unique sinkhole of the Škocjan Caves up to 165 metres deep. The view of the river Reka as it disappears underground is majestic. Together with the river Reka, the Škocjan Caves represent one of the longest karst underground wetlands in Europe and the largest known underground canyon in the world. The Škocjan Caves were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

  1. Škocjan Caves - The river Reka disappears underground at the Velika Dolina, the Big Collapse Doline, a unique sinkhole of the Škocjan Caves up to 165...

    The river Reka disappears underground at the Velika Dolina, the Big Collapse Doline, a unique sinkhole of the Škocjan Caves up to 165 metres deep. The view of the river Reka as it disappears underground is majestic. Together with the river Reka, the Škocjan Caves represent one of the longest karst underground wetlands in Europe and the largest known underground canyon in the world. The Škocjan Caves were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.

  2. Škocjan Caves - Škocjan Caves: During the guided tour, visitors will see stalagmites, stalactites, underground waterfalls, pools and chambers of...

    Škocjan Caves: During the guided tour, visitors will see stalagmites, stalactites, underground waterfalls, pools and chambers of the Škocjan Caves, such as the Silent Cave, the Müller Hall and Martel's Chamber, one of the largest caves in the world. The Škocjan Caves were already inhabited in prehistoric times. Only a small part of the underground canyon of the Škocjan Caves can be visited. During our visit, it was prohibited to take photos inside the caves.

  3. Škocjan Caves - Škocjan Caves: The river Reka running through the Škocjan Caves, the river flows about 38 km underneath the Slovenian Karst....

    Škocjan Caves: The river Reka running through the Škocjan Caves, the river flows about 38 km underneath the Slovenian Karst. The most interesting stalagmite and stalactite formations in the Škocjan Caves are formations in the form of an organ in the Organ Hall, the Giant is a 15 metres high stalagmite in the Great Hall, the large rimstone pools in the Rimstone Pools' Hall and the Martel's Chamber, one of the largest caves in the world.

  4. Škocjan Caves - Škocjan Caves: The river Reka disappears underground into the Škocjan Caves and flows underground for about 38 km towards the...

    Škocjan Caves: The river Reka disappears underground into the Škocjan Caves and flows underground for about 38 km towards the Adriatic Sea. The Reka surfaces as the Timavo River near the village of Duino, close to Montefalcone in Italy. The Škocjan Caves represent the most important underground aspect in the Karst region of Slovenia. During the guided tour, you cross the canyon over the small Cerkvenik Bridge, about 47 metres above the spectacularly wild Reka.

  5. Škocjan Caves - The Škocjan Caves are situated near the town of Postojna, in the southwest of Slovenia, about 15 km from the Italian border. The...

    The Škocjan Caves are situated near the town of Postojna, in the southwest of Slovenia, about 15 km from the Italian border. The guided tour starts at the Škocjan Caves Visitor Centre. It is important that visitors are dressed warmly and wear sturdy shoes. Inside the Škocjan Caves, photography is prohibited. The Škocjan Caves gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986, they are a natural UNESCO World Heritage.