Real Life Dragons, Castles And Subterranean Rivers: Is This The Ultimate Fairytale Destination?

We found an unreal adventurer's playground hiding hundreds of metres underground...

1) Slovenia is known best for its beautiful mountains and forests, but below the surface it hides a magical secret…

2) Under the ground there’s miles and miles of secret and sparkling caves


3) You can sail down subterranean rivers…

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4) Catch a cave train…


5) Or just cross your fingers and abseil into the abyss….

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6) …Where you might find a (little) cave dragon



7) Here- being a cave explorer is a real job!

8) And explorers spend weeks underground without coming to the surface, finding undiscovered caves

9) It has the biggest, most badass castle- that isn’t exactly what it seems…

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10) Go through these gothic gates and you’ll discover  secret passages descending 150m down into the ground…


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11) You might find a secret  ballroom….

12) Go to an undeground gig …

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13) ….On the other hand, you could find yourself in a torture chamber

14) But this place changes within hours. You could arrive in a medieval village and forest…

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15) And by the time you come out of the caves the medieval village might have been replaced by a winter wonderland!

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Getting there:

Wizz Air fly to Slovenia from £90 return.

Visiting the castle and caves:

Explore Postojna Caves with tickets starting at €22.90


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