Hydrology around the cave

U Popovom polju nema stalnih vrela. Značajnija povremena vrela pripadaju grupi pećina s vodom, a njihova aktivnost je vezana za postojanje dolomitne barijere između Popovog polja i mora. U razdobljima velikih i srednjih voda nakon dužih oborina iz ovih vrela pojavljuju se znatne količine vode, a u sušnim ljetnim razdobljima dotok je relativno mali ili se voda zadržava u dostupnim sifonskim dijelovima podzemnih kaverna.

U području oko Zavale pojavljuje se nekoliko takvih vrela, koje i u najsušnijim razdobljima, u svojim pećinama iz kojih izviru, ima vode.

Najznačajnija su:

  • Pokrivenik (Mareva ljut)
  • Lukavac (ispod ulaza u Vjetrenicu)
  • Čvaušnik i Čvostik (kod Čvaljine)

Utvrđeno je da vode Lukavca imaju izravnu vezu s vodama donje Vjetrenice.

Povremeno vrelo Pokrivenik ima oblik pećine koja u sušnom razdoblju ispunjena vodom.

Vrelo Čvaušnik nije posebno istraživano.

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

  • Jan Skov

    Thank you for the very nice guidance you gave us in the cave of Wednesday. It is truly a remarkable and interesting place that deserves many visitors. My wife and I are very impressed and Nikolina was so surprised to find this beautiful place so close to where she lives. She took a lot of pictures from Popovo Polje and is going to find out all about it - she says :-)

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