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Slovenia's Sleepy Cave Town

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A travel journal to Postojna by fizzytom

Postojna Caves Photo, Postojna, Slovenia More Photos
Quote: The small town of Postojna is famous for its miles of showcaves - but is the rest of the town geared up for tourism? Read my reviews and decide

Postojna - An Overview

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Postojna town centre Photo, Postojna, Slovenia
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People from other countries may know of the town of Postojna by its German name - Adelsberg - or it's Italian name - Postumia - both of which were used extensively in the past but today the town is most definitely just Postojna. Postojna is situated roughly halfway between the capital, Ljubljana, and the coast. Most visitors come only for the day - usually a half day - on coach trips from Ljubljana or the area around Lake Bled in the Julian Alps, or from the coastal resorts of Croatian Istria. They tend not to go into the town itself and, other than the price they pay to see the caves and perhaps buy some tawdry souvenirs, they don't contribute much to the local economy. As well as the cav...Read More

Pizzerija Minutka

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Restaurant | "Pizzerija Minutka - Just About Your Only Option"

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In spite of the large numbers of visitors passing through Postojna each day in the height of summer, there is a real lack of eating places and independent visitors staying overnight, especially those without a car, will be surprised how difficult it is to find somewhere to eat in the evenings, in particular during the week.This is why we ended up at Pizzerija Minutka. Situated near the main square Minutka is easy to find; just look for the peachy coloured detached building and you’re there. There are indoor tables but in early September we chose a table outdoors. The interior is nothing special; in fact it’s no different to most modern Slovenian restaurants, well maintained and clean, if...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 29, 2009

Pizzerija Minutka
Kukavica Hamza, s.p. - Ljubljanska cesta 14
Postojna, Slovenia
+357 5 720-36-25

Postojna Jama - Vivarium

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Attraction | "The 'Ome of the Olm"

Postojna Jama - the vivarium Photo, Postojna, Slovenia
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One of the reasons tourists visit the showcaves at Postojna is to see a tiny albino creature known as the 'human fish'. This curious beast is only found in the cave systems of this part of Slovenia Istria in northern Croatia and part of Bosnia and Hercegovina and much research has been carried out to help scientists better understand how life can exist in these subterranean environments. The newly built Proteus Vivarium allows visitors to catch a glimpse of this oddity for themselves.You can buy a ticket just for the vivarium, one for the caves and the Vivarium and a package ticket that gives entry to both the cave and the Vivarium as well as nearby Predjama Castle.Depending on...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 29, 2009

Homestay Bojan Antoncic

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Hotel | "Good Value Accommodation Close to the Caves"

Homestay Antoncic, Postojna Photo, Postojna, Slovenia
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Although Postojna is a major town on the Slovenian tourist map, it is quite poorly off for accommodation and places to eat. This is because most visitors are bussed in and out on the same day to see the show-caves and the nearby castle at Predjama. Postojna has a number of uninspiring hotels and independent travelers wishing to over night in Postojna should take a look at the obcina (local council) website which lists approved homestay accommodation in the town and surrounding area. Alternatively you could arrive without a reservation and knock at the doors of properties where you see the "Sobe" sign. As we intended to stay only one night in Postojna we didn’t want to walk the streets in s...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 29, 2009

Postojna Caves

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Attraction | "Don't Cave In - Visit Postojna Jama"

Postojna Caves Photo, Postojna, Slovenia
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In 1818 a man fell down a hole just outside the small town of Postojna and discovered what would one day become Slovenia's most popular tourist attraction. In doing so, he found the entrance to the largest cave in Slovenia; it was known before then that there were caves there and the 'graffiti' around the 'north entrance' shows that people knew of its existence as early as 1213 but no attempt was made to explore any further until the mishap brought about the discovery of the main section of the cave which is where concerts are now sometimes held. In all 21 Kilometres of the cave system at Postojna have been explored; just over 5 Kilometres are open for the general public though caving enthusiasts can ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 29, 2009

Postojna Caves
Western Slovenia
Postojna

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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