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Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna November 28th 2022

25 nov Je quitte maintenant Bled et les imposantes montagnes enneigées de la frontière autrichienne dans le but de rejoindre Postojna. Mon trajet ne me laisse guère le choix que de repasser par Ljubljana pour rebondir vers un autre bus qui lui, partira vers les plateaux du sud. Il se trouverait à Postojna une fameuse grotte (Postojnska Jama) qui attire les foules et dont je n'avais jamais entendu parler auparavant. J'en ai lu quelques paragraphes dans mon guide en papier mais sans plus. Plutôt curieux, j'ai décidé d'ajouter cet endroit à mon itinéraire avant de continuer ma route (peut-être) vers les rivages de la Mer Adriatique. Les distances sont plutôt courtes entre chacune de mes destinations mais survêtu dans les grands transports bien chauffés (contrairement aux auberges), ce sera difficile de ne pas m'assoupir. Ljubljana me ... read more
Dehors de la montagne
Petit train
Gueule de montagne

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna July 29th 2022

Today we leave the idyllic Lake Bled to drive to the village of Piran on the so-called Slovenian Riviera, the country’s 46.7 kilometres of coastline, yep that’s all they’ve got, sandwiched between Italy to the north and Croatia to the south. … and don’t whatever you do forget the point seven; I wonder how many decimal places Australia’s coastline usually gets quoted to. But first a detour to the Postojna Caves which are about fifty kilometres inland from Piran. We don’t know all that much about what we’ve got ahead of us, other than something about a train. We read some warnings that it’s a tad chilly inside, ten degrees, which is a bit of a contrast to the thirty plus out here in the sun. Issy’s not into cold so she hires one of the ... read more
Predjama Castle
Postojna Caves
Predjama Castle

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna October 12th 2019

Day 37 : Saturday 12 October It’s a small bus group and we head to Predjama Castle The Predjama Castle is amazing. One of the best. It’s built into the rock and you get a great feel for how they lived. It extends right back into the hill side and allowed them to escape up through the top of the mountain, plus they had fresh water running down into the castle. Fantastic. From there we took windy roads to the caves. The Postojna cave was huge. We have to take a train the first 2 kms just to get far enough into the cave. Its massive. It’s quite cool in the train. Long day, we all pig out on biscuits and chips as we’re all getting hungry. Headed out for a few drinks at a couple ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna June 16th 2019

The beds were very uncomfortable so none of us slept well but we had a lazy start to the day as our first stop - 10am tour of Postojna caves - was just down the road. Again LOADS of people. The caves felt a lot more touristy - especially with the twee train ride to start it off! It was also a lot colder than the Škocjan Caves & I was glad I'd brought a jumper. The caves were beautiful & we saw olms!!! Such awesome animals! I love that people used to think they were baby dragons!!!! After the cold caves we were for once glad to get back into the sun. Vicky & I did a bit of shopping then joined Chavaunne for lunch - wraps with roasted veg & pine nuts with optional ... read more
Predjama castle
View from Predjama cave castle
Postojna Cave

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna September 17th 2017

Breakfast this morning consisted of a well stocked buffet at our accommodation in Grobisce. We ate heartily (our hosts even sourced out GF bread for Kim) from the produce which was mostly prepared and cooked in-house, to sustain us for our journey today to the centre of the earth. Our first port of call was Postojna Caves, which lies within the town of Postojna, and, along with Predjama Castle, is one of the leading tourist attractions of the south-west region of Slovenia. The cave system is 24.34 kms long and is the second-longest cave system in the country. The caves were created by the Pivka River. The cave was first described in the 17th century by the pioneer of study of karst phenomena, Johann Von Valvasor, although graffiti inside dated to 1213 indicates a much longer ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna September 16th 2017

We enjoyed a hearty breakfast again at our guest house this morning in Grabovac, and as we were leaving, our kind hosts handed us a bag containing fresh fruit to sustain us on our drive to Grobisce in Slovenia. The early part of our drive today was on narrow country roads through farming communities. One of the houses we drove past in a small village had been damaged significantly by bullets and mortar fire, most likely during the Balkans conflict in the early 1990’s. The remainder of the drive was uneventful, apart from the border crossing from Croatia into Slovenia, where we were forced to wait in a queue of cars for around an hour, so that the border guards could check and stamp our passports. We headed straight for Predjama Castle, which lies just outside ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna July 26th 2017

Today was a super touristy day. Postojna is most known for its incredible cave system and nearby castle built into a cave. Because this is the most popular tourist sight in Slovenia we arrived at the ticket office early and took the 9am (first) tour into the famous caves. It’s a 24km long set of caves that are joined follow a river that drains into the Black Sea. The tour starts with a train ride, immediately we were impressed with the density of the stalactites and stalagmites (‘speleothems’ I learned today). The cave tour takes an hour and a half and the walk is around 1.2 km. Some of the cave spaces are huge all are covered in speleothems. There’s a free shuttle bus that takes you up to the castle, 10 km away. The castle ... read more
Predjama Castle
View from the castle

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna July 16th 2015

Good nights sleep, and up for breakfast without having to pack bags. Nice. But as we come out there are 2 bags outside a room opposite us - mixed up days.... On the bus and we are heading to the Postojna caves. We get there early and wait, again. There is a bit more muttering today about wasting time waiting when we miss out on extra time in places like Lake Bled or Split. Oh oh, dissention in the ranks...... Anyway, today we had been told many time by Viktor that it will be cold in the caves - 8c so we should wear jackets and cold weather clothes. Most have jeans, shoes and jackets with them. We pack shorts, etc. As well. Viktor gets our tickets and we do some souvenir looking to kill the ... read more

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna August 5th 2012

Europe » Slovenia » Inner Carniola » Postojna August 11th 2011

I had to decide between two caves today... the easy to get to, touristy ones... or the off-the-path ones. Now, 99% of the time I'd go with the off-the-path... but having just spoken to another backpacker who spent forever trying to find the path to the off-the-path caves (haha, oh dear) I decided to play it safe. Had a wonderful lunch at the little sandwhich place across the road (paninis or sandwhich, 1.99 euro? I'm happy) and then went to catch the bus to Postojna, about an hour south-west of Ljubljana. The bus ride was nice - great scenery, passing through sleepy little towns in the mountains. One part was particularly steep with sharp curves - I really wish I had my camera out because the signs were epic - they were warning motorcyclists about sharp ... read more

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