List of caves in Croatia

This list of caves in Croatia includes 49 which are deeper than 250 m (820 ft), 14 deeper than 500 m (1,640 ft) and three deeper than 1,000 m (3,281 ft). The karst geology harbours a total of approximately 7,000 caves and pits.[1]

Deepest caves

Name Depth Length Geology and notes
Velebit caves - Lukina jama 1,392 m (4,567 ft) [1][2]
Velebit caves – Slovačka jama 1,320 m (4,330 ft) [2]
Velebit caves – near Crikvena 1,034 m (3,392 ft) [2]
Biokovo caves – Amfora Pit 788 m (2,585 ft) [2]
Velebit caves – Meduza 679 m (2,228 ft) [2]
Biokovo caves – Stara škola 576 m (1,890 ft) [2]
Biokovo caves – Vilimova jama 572 m (1,877 ft) [2]
Velebit caves – Patkov Gušt 553 m (1,814 ft) [2]
Velebit caves – Jama Olimp 537 m (1,762 ft) [2]
Velebit caves – Ledena jama u Lomskoj dulibi 536 m (1,759 ft) [2]
Stupina jama 413 m (1,355 ft) 251 m (823 ft) Deepest cave in Gorski Kotar[3]

Longest caves

Name Depth Length Geology and notes
Medvedica caves – Đulin ponor 16,396 m (53,793 ft) [1][2]
Varićakova špilja – Panjkov ponor 12,385 m (40,633 ft) [2]
Jama Kita Gaćešina 8,550 m (28,050 ft) [2]
Tounj quarry cave 8,487 m (27,844 ft) [2]
Veternica cave 7,128 m (23,386 ft) [2]


Other notable caves

Name Depth Length Geology and notes
Caves of Barać [4]
Baredine Cave 60 m (200 ft) 132 m (433 ft) [5]
Biserujka 110 m (360 ft) Near Dobrinj, on the island of Krk
Crveno jezero (the Red Lake) Near Imotski
Vrtare Male 30 m (98 ft) Contains megafauna remains from the last ice age[6]


See also

References

  1. Jasminka Radović; Kristijan Čivić; Ramona Topić, eds. (2006). Biodiversity of Croatia (PDF). State Institute for Nature Protection, Ministry of Culture (Croatia). ISBN 953-7169-20-0. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  2. "Deepest and longest speleological sites in Croatia – Situation as in September 2007" (PDF). Statistical Yearbook. Croatian Bureau of Statistics. 2009. p. 49. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-03. Retrieved 2011-11-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2011-11-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. Baredine, jama kraj Poreča at istrapedia.hr (in Croatian)
  6. "U Dramlju pronađen najveći špiljski lav". Jutarnji list. 4 October 2007. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.

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