Post-conference tour

A post-conference tour will be organised on Saturday 9 June 2012.

The Škocjan Caves
Due to their exceptional significance, the Škocjan Caves were entered on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites in 1986. International scientific circles have thus acknowledged the importance of the Caves as one of the natural treasures of planet Earth.
 
Ranking among the most important caves in the world, the Škocjan Caves represent the most significant underground phenomena in both the Karst region and Slovenia.

Sečovlje Salina
Sečovlje Salina Nature Park covers 7.5 km2 and consists of two parts. Its northern part, where salt is still being harvested, is known as Lera. From the Park's southern part, called Fontanigge, it is separated by the Grande - Drnica channel.

The Sečovlje salt-pans are, together with the nearby Strunjan pans, the northernmost and still active salt-pans in the Mediterranean and amongst the very few, where salt is still produced in compliance with several centuries old procedures. The Sečovlje Salina is exceptional in the great diversity of its fauna, flora and  habitats.

Schedule
The preliminary schedule for the tour will look as follows:
09:00 Departure from hotels
10:00 Tour of the Škocjan Caves
12:30 Lunch
15:00 Tour of the Sečovlje Salina
17:00 Return at the hotels

The price for the tour is €50 per person and includes transportation, entrance fees, guides and lunch. Participation in the tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.

The tour can be booked using the symposium registration form.

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