On Velebit you don't always have to go up, you can go deep down also! In the whole area around Velebit there is also about 80 caves and pits, with the most attractive being Modrič Cave, Cerovac Caves, Manita Peć Cave, and Strašna Peć Cave on Dugi Otok (Long Island).
We suggest you see them all, because everyone has their own magic. But if you do not have the time, we recommend the Cerovac caves and the most famous - the Modrič cave, famous for its stalactites, stalagmites, pillars, columns and speleothems.
If you want to know where the cave bears lived, the Cerovac caves are the perfect place to satisfy your curiosity! This largest network of caves in Croatia is located just four kilometers from Gračac in Lika. It was discovered during the construction of the railway Lika in 1924 by the railway manufacturer Nikola Turkalj and received the name of the station Cerovac. These caves are also one of the largest cave bear sites in Croatia and were the site of the discovery of a bronze ax and fossilized human bones that belonged to a "bear hunter" who lived here about 20,000 years ago. The length of the cave is 3,800 meters and the complete system is four kilometers long. The caves are rich in ornaments and karst phenomena. They are also an important paleontological site for cave bears and prehistoric pottery. The temperature in the cave varies between 5 ° C and 11 ° C.
The Cerovac caves are unfortunately temporarily closed for renovation.