The Skocjan Caves
Ignore any caves you have seen in the past, as the network you will find beneath the ground in the Škocjan Caves is sure to surpass any other.
Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being an area of natural beauty with great aesthetic value, as well as hosting a distinct ecosystem due to the microclimatic conditions within, some experts have even cited these caves as being a natural treasure of planet Earth, not merely Slovenia.
Sitting just a 30-minute drive away from Kempinski Palace Portoroz, the caves offer an intriguing and geologically important place to visit. The sheer vastness of the caves is awe-inspiring, and although there are other cave networks in this area of the country, none have a waterway flowing through them. Add in a plethora of stalagmites and stalactites, as well as a canyon and multiple chambers that are considered the largest in the world, the caves have to be seen to be believed!
Previous visitors do warn that some parts of the tour through the Škocjan Caves are quite steep - so sturdy walking shoes and high energy levels are recommended! The caves are open all year (but more frequent tours are available from June to September) and prices begin at 16,00EUR for adults.