Scientific Field Trip "Modrič Cave - where the adventure meets science"

Špilja Modrič. Photo by Marijan Buzov.

Modrič Cave is located 30 km north-east from Zadar at 30 m above the sea level, consisting of two channels with total length of 829 m. It is still untouched nature, without concrete paths and lights.

Although the cave was only discovered in 1985, it has once been known to man - human bone remains and remnants of Neolithic pottery were found inside, along with remains of Quaternary fauna, including cave bear (Ursus spelaeus).

Modrič Cave is one of the most investigated caves in Croatia, and from 1985 on, different scientific studies have been conducted (from the point of geology, geomorphology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, palaeoclimatology, radon concentration, corrosion rate etc.), and some of them are currently running.

After the 35 minutes drive from Zadar, there is 10 minutes easy walk to the cave entrance. The two hour tour is preceded by a safety briefing and the outfitting with caving gear including overall, helmet and headlamp. Within the cave you will spend two unforgettable hours. The cave is completely decorated with speleothemes and after just a few smaller but short passages you will be in spacey and high chambers. The temperature is 16 °C year around.

Bring up your adventure spirit and take a look at these underground beauty treasury guided by expert and reliable mountain and cave guide accompanied with cave scientists. All you need to have is light cloth, sport shoes which you won’t mind dirtying, camera and a smile.

Field trip will be organized by travel agency Zara adventure.

The price is per person 35 € (in Croatian kuna), payable in the conference venue day before the trip (receipt provided).