Croatian karst is known worldwide for its deep pits and caverns. Croatia has according to last information so far explored 54 caves deeper than 250 m, of which three caves are deeper than 1000 m. I will single out ten of caves that have a world beauty, although there are many more caves that are worth to explore. Make a contact with your tour guide and jto the the tours.
Cerovac Caves are the largest cave complex in Croatia. The caves were discovered by accident during the construction of the railway. The Upper cave is deep 1295 m and 2779 m is Lower Cave, while between them is much smaller Central Cave. Already at the entrance, at some 100 meters you can see large amounts of pottery shards which apparently belonged to Japoden – Illyrian tribe, which was inhabited in prehistoric Lika. At several places in the cave guide will alert you to “nest” of cave bear traces of scratching claws and “grinding of the bear”. In these caves were found bones of bears, as well as fossil bones of men.
If you use your imagination you will see a snowman, cat, stone wedding… All this is the result of constant dripping of water, a thousand-year-old process of icicles. Because of the unique natural beauty and numerous findings from the distant past Cerovac Caves are 1961 protected as a geomorphological natural monument, and since 1981 is part of the Velebit Nature Park.
The great or Upper cave is a real tourist attraction. Before entering is obligatory to put a helmet on his head, and preferably warmer wear. The cave temperature is 9 ° C and the humidity is 100%, so can be said that it is very pleasant to breathe.
The cave was first time mentioned 1892. Today, the Barac cave are protected the geomorphological natural monument. And besides tourists, it is interesting and paleontologists and archaeologists.
The tour of the cave with a guide lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. The cave is rich in ornaments, especially the charming large hall.
If you get a chance to visit Barac Caves, you will not regret.
Cave Baredine is located near the village of Nova Vas, near Porec and Visnjan. The Baredine Cave is a wealth of stalagmites and stalactites and underground sculptures which was created thousands of years ago, an amazing icicle forms of which is the most important ten-meter high “curtains”, a very realistic statue of the Virgin Mary, the body of the shepherdess Milka, the leaning tower of Pisa, the snowman – torchbearer who has become the trademark of the cave.
In one of the halls you will pass next to the hatch 4 m wide and 66 m deep which goes down to the underground lakes. Baredine Cave has five halls, the 40-minute walk with a guide and “curator” who will show you the human fish and endemic animals and miniature transparent crabs and insects will pass in a moment.
Due to the underground position, it is a very strange mountain cave. Island Krk is known for the existence of 54 caves of which Biseruka is the largest and the only one that is open to visitors. In the cave you can encounter typical animals such as bats, various insects, snails, spiders, centipedes, one of which is a rarity shrimp as small as 5 mm, which lives only in that cave. Biserujka (of pearl) is named after the legend according to which the pirates hiding their treasure in the cave, but is actually named after a natural pearl.
Discovered in 1980, and in 1985 members of the SD Porec widening the narrow crack entered into deeper parts. The interior of the cave is romantic with unimaginable beauty. The cave is long is 836 meters and has many beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and numerous forms that imagination transforms into the organ, cuttlefish and fictional characters. It is important to point out that the cave is protected natural object and is not for tourists.
Therefore, in order to experience a great adventure, the hosts have developed a completely new and natural ecological approach that allows the full experience of this beauty. The duration of the visit is about an hour and a half, accompanied by experienced guides speleologists in very pleasant 15 ° C. If you are a fan of such adventure and high adrenaline, as well as the research of special beauty under the ground, definitely visit cave Modric.
Blue cave is located on the eastern side of the Island Bisevo in Croatia. This spectacular cave is described as one of the most beautiful views of the Adriatic Sea and is becoming popular because of the bright blue light that occurs at certain times of the day.
The cave is the most beautiful on a sunny day, between 11 and 12 p.m. Light blue color occurs when the sun’s rays enter through the water and are reflected from the limestone rocks that are at the bottom. The sun lights up the water and the water lights up the walls, creating a scene that breathtaking to visitors.
The experience of lights is possible to experience in the Green Cave not only on island Bisevo in the Blue Cave. The island of Vis also offers similar attractive diving location. Located on the southwest coast of the island Ravnik which is one in a series of islands located along the south-eastern coast of the island. Due to geomorphological characteristics, this area was declared a protected area of Croatia.
The term “green” cave is named after the greenish glow of the sea, a consequence of a multitude of green algae that are found at the bottom of the front doors. An additional attraction to the cave gives the opening in the ceiling of the cave through which sunlight comes. A strong pillar of sunlight in the water gives a magical green effect. On the front of the cave is a massive stone pillar that separates the front of the cave into two parts by making two large openings.
Odysseus Cave is attractive to visitors because of the legend and because of the beauty of the place itself. You can enter the cave only by boat or swimming, and the noon sun with its reflections creates exceptional lighting effects. Mljet is normally a favorite destination for tourists who seeking “Robinson experience”, in which ideally fits visit somewhat inaccessible cave, shrouded with old legend almost three millennia.
It is believed that just Mljet island of nymph Calypso where is thrown Odysseus after the fall of Troy when he was returning home. The legend says that the great and wise warrior was astonished by nymph and its island. Odysseus and the nymph Calypso were loved in the cave that is in the middle of the island, and today is known as Odysseus Cave and visited by thousands of tourists.
Vela Cave is located near Vela Luka on the Island Korcula. In the Vela Cave were lived the prehistoric man, and on the site were found a handful of objects. Part of found objects dates back to the 13,500 years before Christ, and human activity in a cave is recorded 20,000 years BC. The cave is inhabited for the centuries. The famous National Geographic magazine published an article about Vela Cave. The cave is open for visitors and it is not difficult to reach, as it leads the way with tags.
Nature is demonstrated its strength and patience there and create layers of intricately constructed from a myriad of water droplets which are some of the icicles old about 8000 years. It took a lot of will, effort, and money to come up with the natural beauty of the cave and create space on three levels, which today offers a Cave bar with terrace located on the shore.
Cave bar is a very interesting place for special events. So far, the Cave bar hosted few wedding of newlyweds from England, Ireland, and Russia, as well as the bride and groom from the Croatian, and Dubrovnik.
No wonder that this bar has been included on the list of the most attractive bars in the ground of the American lifestyle portal The Thrillst.