Vjetrenica ID

Vjetrenica ID

Vjetrenica is a hydrological active, speleological and drifty object with even four water streams, as well as more than ten further, smaller periodical water streams with subterranean lakes. Located in the southern side of the Dinara rock mass, with an access at the sole edge of the Popovo-field, 300 m to the East of the village's centre called "Zavala" with an altitude of 260 m above sea level and an air-line distance of 12 km to the Adriatic Sea.

  • Total channel lenght: 7.013,90 meters.
  • The basic direction of the cave channels: south-southeast (towards the sea).
  • Wind power during the summer days: 15 meters per second.
  • Average annual temperature: 11,6°C.
  • Arranged for tourism purposes: before 1940.
  • Extensively arranged and electrified: 1964 in a length of 1050 m, including a pedestrian path with a grand total of 1800 m.
  • Since 1952, the cave is a protected natural monument, since 1965 it is in the category of special geological reserves.
  • In 2004 the Vjetrenica cave was nominated for the preliminary list of UNESCO world heritage.

Vjetrenica - karta

A mystical world open to all of us

Cave Rules

  1. Please be advised to wear long trousers as well as sturdy shoes. You should neither wear flip-flops nor shoes that have a high risk of slipping.
  2. Always be located in the vicinity of your tour guide and stick to your group - do not leave them.
  3. In case you are feeling tired, please notify the tour guide immediately.
  4. Please do not leave any waste, always bear in mind that you are located in a protected eco-system of great value.
  5. Pets are not allowed to enter the cave.
  6. Please do not take requisites out of the cave!
  7. We strongly disadvise visits for children under the age of 4, persons who suffer from claustrophobia as well as those who have difficulties in physical movement.
  8. Thank you for your understanding!

Interesting facts about the Vjetrenica cave

World's #1
in biodiversity
7,014m
total channel length
1,800m
total tour paths
11.6°C
average annual temperature

What our visitors say

  • Francisco Gutiérrez

    In June 2010, I had the great fortune of visiting the Vjetrenica Cave, located in Popovo Polje. It was a magnificient experience, highly recommendable for any person keen on nature. The Vjetrenica Cave has all the ingredients to enjoy, learn and experiencing surprises. You will feel a pleasant fresh wind at the entrance, decorated with beautiful petroglifs. The visiting sector of the cave has large size galleries with a path from which you will be able to admire gorgeous speleothems (stalactites, stalagmites, columns, cascade-like, flowstones, gours) and lakes with the blind proteous. The hospitality of the guides, Jasna and Helena, make the visit very special. I am sure they will surprise you.

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