It might be modest in size – barely 20 kilometres from the northernmost to the southernmost point – but the municipality of Divača is full of diversity, a result of being situated where the coast merges into the hills of the interior. Here the warm breezes from the south mix with the stormy north wind, the famous burja. A large area of the municipality lies within the limestone plateau of the Karst, full of the typical karstic features that have spread the fame of this landscape around the world.
This is home not just to the magnificent Škocjanske jame caves, which are on the Unesco world heritage list, but also to a wealth of fascinating karstic caverns, picturesque sinkholes, swallow holes, fissures and channels that the water slowly carves out on its route into the underworld of the karst plateau.
In stark contrast to this are the green, forested slopes of the Senožeška brda hills, vremščica and brkini, which provi¬de a constantly changing border for the plateau.
Humans have been a part of this natural diversity since prehistoric times, seeking out paths from the coastline to the interior of the continent. At first they found shelter in caves; later they constructed fortifications and fortified settlements atop secure slopes, and finally settled in villages that are today still rich with flavours of the past. These are not imposing monuments to former and present-day cultures, but tiny gems that all too often remain hidden from the modern traveller. So we invi¬te you to turn off the main road and wander through some less travelled locations, where the past fuses with a wealth of unspoilt nature.
So we invite you to turn off the main road and wander through some less travelled locations, where the past fuses with a wealth of unspoilt nature. You can discover all this on a gentle stroll or by bicycle along quiet trails, you can explore the area on horseback or even experience it from the air. Just let yourself be carried away by the tranquil landscape, the abundant flora and karstic wonders, and at the end of the day by the mouth-watering delights of our cuisine.