Skocjan Caves, as a unique karstic natural phenomenon, are of great importance for the World Natural Heritage, so they were included in the UNESCO list in 1986. The jewel of the Slovene karst landscape has always inspired man with a mighty canyon, at the end of which the Reka River disappears into the underground beneath a rock wall, where the journey into the mysterious cave world begins.
The Skocjan Caves Regional Park is spread over a large area of the Karst world near the small town of Divača and is a kind of an open-air museum where the main attractions include a fascinating web of caves with underground karstic phenomenon.
The park is also known for its numerous archeological finds, museum collections of the karstic underworld, rich cultural heritage, as well as diverse wildlife. The rich cultural heritage in the Skocjan Caves Regional Park is also reflected in the many ethnological, historical and artistic monuments and many stone-age archeological sites.
In Skocjan Caves are many hiking trails and cycling tracks through the Reka River basin in the protected park area. These paths will also lead you to typical karst settlements with a rich history, such as Matavun, Škocjan, and Betajna hamlet.