Postojna's Top Attractions
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Postojna is the jewel in the Karst Region crown due to the magnificence of those mighty Caves that
have been delighting thousands of visitors for years now.
Postojna can be used as a fantastic jumping off point for the Karst and Vipava
Region to the west and
also the mysterious south including Cerknica, Pivka, Bloke and Sneznik.
Throw in the wonders of Predjama Castle
and you have yet another region in Slovenia that is worth
spending as much time as you can spare!
4. Rakov Skocjan Regional Park
Situated only a few kilometres east of Postojna, this Regional Nature Park is a favourite of local strollers.
If you want to experience a real Karst Valley without the tourists, then definitely head across to Rakov for some R&R!
The Low Down:
The Rakov Skocjan is a gorgeous place to while away an afternoon when the weather is good.
Here in the park, the Rak stream (which becomes the Ljubljanica) flows underground and created such sights as the Great Natural Bridge and the Little Natural Bridge when the roof of the underworld tunnel was destroyed.
Rakov Skocjan is 6 kilometres long and is a protected gem of nature. The walking path which is 3km long, leads over wooden footbridges and past caves, sinkholes, springs and babbling brooks. Afterwards the path goes up to the ruins of the St. Kancijan Church, where it ends.
There are an abundance of walking and biking trails in the area so this is a great place to come if you want a relaxing day without the crowds. And don't forget your camera!
Where is it \ How to get there?:
Car: From town centre in Postojna, head back on the freeway or secondary road towards Ljubljana. The road to Rakov heads south just before the Unec turnoff
and there are car parks at both ends of the river/path.