A visit to the Caves of Željne is a trip to the mysterious underworld and a journey to the ancient times of Ice Age hunters, who had already started their first fire in the shelter of the cave entrance some 20,000 years ago. In the summertime, you will be enchanted by the play of light and shadows, and in winter, by fragile ice stalactites and stalagmites. You can access the caves along the forest path, which begins at the parking lot in the village of Željne, after which the caves got their name.
Caves of Željne are a natural monument of local significance with a rich history. Archaeologists have confirmed that the caves were inhabited as early as the Paleolithic, as traces of charcoal, animal bones, and various stone tools were discovered during excavations. The most famous of the caves is the "Gypsy Cave", named after the Roma (formerly called "Gypsies"), who used the cave for dwelling or as a stable for horses.
Rudniškipotok flows through Caves of Željne, which has deposited coal dust here over the years. The ceiling of the caves is thin and has collapsed several times, creating interesting natural windows.
To visit the caves you need suitable sportswear and footwear and a lamp.