Škocjan Caves are one of whose most remarkable karst phenomena in Slovenia and among the most important caves in the world. Man has always been attracted to the gorge where the Reka River disappears underground and it is precisely here, in this underground world, that we go.
As shown in the image above, we enter the caves at its lowest level via a specially designed entrance. We then follow a long underground canyon of about 3.5 kilometers long, 10-60 meters wide and over 140 meters high, punctuated by short breaks and explanations given by our guide. Here one can see large stalagmites and stalactites of various shapes and colors, as well as concretions like curtains and bowls. However, these are quite less frequent than in Postojna caves, but it is not the highlight of the place.
Indeed, in some places, the canyon widens into large underground halls of which Martel Hall is the largest. The size of it simply leaves me speechless and I do not doubt that it is certainly a hotbed of telluric energy, as the air itself seems to vibrate! Or maybe is it due to the noise of the Reka river just below, not to mention the immense volume of 2.2 million of cubic meters of this underground room, making it the largest in Slovenia and one of the largest in the world.
The beauty of this underground world and the unique karst landscape only raise my admiration at the highest point. The Reka River gives a particular imprint to the real underworld she dug, and calm or rough waters reflect the captivating images of caves now engraved in my mind. The duration of the tour is an hour and a half, a little short, but that should give you some time to continue your tour of the outside just after the exit of the caves and, if you are still motivated to walk, in the surrounding park.