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 where you will get into an adventure that you will not forget. Today I would like to write about Skocjan caves, which are in Slovenia.
These caves are in the southwest of the country, in the Karst region, and are World Heritage thanks to its great importance and to being one of the most important underground phenomena in the world. They are 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 northwest part, a protected area with more than 200 hectares and which is very deep and picturesque. The system of underground passages It 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.
Several caves have been made in these caves archaeological excavations, which revealed that it was an inhabited place more than 10,000 years ago. Their findings demonstrate that there was a lot of movement between the Stone Age and the Iron Age, a time when the fort 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.
Škocjan Caves - UNESCO World Heritage Site (June 2022)
- caves, a World Heritage Site