Aparthotel Epicenter

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Kazarje 10, Postojna, 6230, Slovenia
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Dimpled karstic landscape (apologies for quality)Dimpled karstic landscape (apologies for quality)

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Babushka guarding the veggie patch!Babushka guarding the veggie patch!

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Forum Posts

Travelling with a Baby

by rema84

Hi,
My family and I will be in Slovenia for a week and we want to see Ljubljana, Bled and Postojna. Could you advise whether it would be best to do day trips from Ljubljana or spend 2 days in each of these places. What would be the best way to get to these places? I have been reading up and it seems the bus is the best. We are travelling with a 4mth old baby as well. Would it be alright to take her to Postojna?

Re: Travelling with a Baby

by leics

You don't need to stay overnight in Bled unless you want to (it might be nice). The bus goes every hour, and takes around an hour, from outside Ljubljana's railway station.

Same goes for Postonja (although I much prefer the Skocjan caves). I see no reason why you should not take the babe as long as you realise a) you should have her in a sling, because a buggy/pushchair will probably not be feasible and it is safer if you have your hands free rather than carry her in your arms(floors are not necessarily smooth in caves!) and b)that underground temperatures hover at around 50 F so you will need extra clothing or a blanket for the babe if it is hot outside.

Bus timetables in English here:

http://www.ap-ljubljana.si/eng/

I highly recommend the Slamic b&b in central Ljubljana. Very clean, very convenient, very pleasant people:

http://www.slamic.si/en/index.html

Re: Travelling with a Baby

by leics

Postonja cave info here:

http://www.postojna-cave.com/en-p-visit-postojna-cave

They make a point of mentioning that the cave paths are well-kept and 'do not pose difficulties for most visitors'.

Re: Travelling with a Baby

by cachaseiro

the advantage about the postojna cave from your point of view though is that there is a lot less walking to do there carrying a baby as you are taken in to the cave with a little train while the other caves in the region has quite a lot of steps.
and like previously mentioned, the surface is very good in there.
i have been there 8 times this year with groups of eldery and i have noone slip so far.

and i would opt for a night in bled if i was you.
simply cause i think it´s nicer to stay in a smaller place part of the time when you are travelling with a baby.

Travel Tips for Postojna

Time table of the visits

by JLBG

Visits are every 2 hours from 10 AM to 6 PM. In the low season, there are fewer visits. The visit lasts 90 minutes.

Price for the visit of the cave is 16 €
Price for the visit of the vivarium is 6 €
Price for the visit of the cave and vivarium is 19 €

Tourist Office

by Willettsworld

The main tourist information office can be found in the town centre on Titov trg which is the main square where the road leads to the cave entrance. I popped in to get a map of the town but they don’t exist. You don’t actually need one as there’s not much to see in the town itself. The girl there speaks very good English and is rather pleasing on the eye ;-) I asked how far is it to the cave entrance as it says it’s roughly 1.5-2km in Lonely Planet but she said it’s only about 800m-1km so it’s easily walk-able.

A Little Train Ride

by cheekymarieh

As we entered the caves there was a little train to take you deeper into the series of caves. Given the fact that we had actually travelled to our holiday across Eurpoe by train, it was a joy to take another train journey. These trains are run by electric to minimise the pollution within the caves.

Blackened walls

by JLBG

On some distance near the entrance, the walls of the cave are completely black. This is not natural. During WWII, the Nazi had established a major airplane fuel depot in Postojna cave. They had sealed the entrance and it was heavily guarded. Nobody could come near from the front but the partisans in April 1944 succeeded in reaching the depot from behind, crawling into narrow passages that only locals speleologists knew. They blew up the depot that burned for seven days. The saboteur that set fire was taken by the blast, half burnt and wounded. His comrades thought he was dead and left. After two days when he had plenty of water to drink but no food, he succeeded finding a way out and escape both the cave and the Nazi patrols.

Proteus Anguinus (human fish)

by Dabs

At the end of the tour of the cave there is a tank containing one Proteus Anguinus, a rather odd looking creature that is the shape of a snake with arms and legs, has no pigment, blind and didn't even appear to have eyes. The Proteus lives completely in the dark so I suppose it's irrelevant that it can't see. They only display a single specimen because the light would start harming them at some point, our guide said each one was only there for around a month before they found a different one to display.

It's nicknamed the "human fish" because it has three digits on it's arms and two on each leg and because it has gills, red in color.

They don't know how they reproduce, they can go for years without food and occasionally engage in cannibalism, odd little creatures indeed! I didn't take a picture of the actual one in the tank, I wasn't sure if the flash would bother it even further.

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