The Skocjan Caves in Slovenia

There are natural places all over the world that are spectacular, not only those that are pure green nature but also others that have been created by nature itself and that are very special. The caves are one of those places, not only spectacular but also with a lot of magic and in which you will get into an adventure that you will not forget. Today I would like to write about the Skocjan Caves , which are in Slovenia .

These caves are in the southwest of the country, in the Karst region, and are a World Heritage Site thanks to their great importance and being one of the most important underground phenomena in the world. They are made of limestone and cover about 6 kilometers of underground passage with a depth of about 200 meters, having several waterfalls and one of the largest underground chambers in the world.

Kraski Nature Park

The Skocjan Caves are in the Kraski Nature Park , in the northwestern part, a protected area with more than 200 hectares and that is very deep and picturesque. The underground passage system is formed by the Reka River, which enters the Skocjan Grotto and reappears several meters later. Along the river you find 5 galleries and 25 waterfalls, without a doubt an incredible natural spectacle.

Great Finds

In these caves several archaeological excavations have been carried out , which revealed that it was a place inhabited more than 10,000 years ago. Their findings show that there was a lot of movement between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, when the fortress in which the caves are today was built. The Romans also built another fortification in the area during the Middle Ages. These caves and their entire region are a very important archaeological site, and some 3,000 years ago they were one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe.