Hike to the Rysy is one of the most popular but also the hardest hiking path which earned its popularity mostly for the beautiful view. The view from the very top brings on the unforgettable feelings of triumph.
Near the castle lies a unique Slovak museum (skanzen) – ethnographic exhibition in nature, documenting the evolution of folk architecture and old crafts.
Aside from the bustle of Hlavna (Main) Street and the pedestrian zone in the eastern district of Košice’s old historical town, in the alley, which still preserves the medieval atmosphere, stands Mikluš prison.
History of theater in Kosice has more than 600 years old tradition. The theater is more than 100 years old, and is an important historical monument and an important landmark of the historic center of Kosice.
Located between the Old Town and the Castle, St. Martin’s Cathedral have seen the crowning of nearly twenty kings and queens.
The chapel, which can be found a short distance from St. Elisabeth Cathedral, comes from the 14th century. It represents the culmination of the gothic period and is surprising by its stylish precision, intimacy and harmony.
Kosice as the first (and so far only) city in Slovakia has its official 7 wonders. St. Elizabeth Cathedral is a first of them. The largest church in Slovakia with a capacity of over 5,000 people and the easternmost Gothic cathedral in Europe is a heart and center of Kosice.
A favorite summer spot of all those sexy residents of Kosice city, lake Bukovec is a recreation area that offers clean water and nice shores.
Situated just 10 km from Michalovce, north of Zemplinska Sirava dam, Vinne lake resort offers you everything for a great holiday in a wonderful forrested natural setting.
The scenery of Domasa dam is marvellous – greeny bays, rich woods and flowering meadows. Its green-blue water is clear and has a self-cleaning ability.
Ruzin dam is situated in the fabulous natural setting, not far from Kosice. The dam and its surroundings is a sought-after recreation place for many easterners.
Well-known holiday resort of the biggest man-made lake in Slovakia provides exceptional conditions for water sports, fishing and hiking.
Palcmanská Masa is the largest water reservoir in the territory of the Slovak Paradise, created by the stream of Hnilec river. The reservoir is about 85 ha large and contains a clean water perfect for summer activities.
The Stary Smokovec ski center is divided into two sites: Jakubkova meadow and Hrebienok, both 600 m apart. Both are ideal for casual family skiing. Day and evening sledging at Hrebienok belong amongst the best winter experiences for kids.
The highest point of the resort in the highest settlement in Slovakia is Solisko with an altitude of 1825 m. Strbske Pleso offers 9 km of beginner-friendly to advanced ski tracks on southern slopes of Solisko mountain, which are popular with families with children but also experienced skiers.
Located inside the beautiful scenery of High Tatras, this ski resort offers the most spectacular slopes, a highest and longest one in Slovakia among them – Lomnicke sedlo. You can ski down from 2190 meters above the sea level all the way down to Tatranská Lomnica, which makes for a 1300 m vertical drop.
Holiday in the heart of the Slovak Paradise. SKI MLYNKY invites you to great skiing on its slopes and for the lovers of cross-country skiing there are kilometers of cross-country trails available.
Take a wonderful relaxing walk (on foot or by bike) through the short and very romantic canyon of the Hnilec stream, which stretches between the villages of Stratena and the Dobsinska ice cave.
Geravy is the most beautiful shortest gorge of Slovak Paradise. An adventurous semi-demanding ascent up the stream leads to a beautiful meadow in the middle of the forest with a mountain hotel.
The Slovak Karst is one of the most beautiful and charming areas in Slovakia. It is located in the east of Slovakia between Kosice and Roznava. The following places are worth visiting and you should see them if you want to explore the natural beauties of our country.
It is a unique international biosphere reservation. Why international? Because, it is situated in three states. Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia.
Have you ever heard of a place where history and nature “live” in harmony? One of such places is the national park Pieniny.
Bad Hole Cave in eastern Slovakia in the Bachuren mountains is the only accessible private cave in the Presov region. We recommended it for all romantics and crawlers.
Three generations of aragonite were discovered in the cave. The oldest is 138 thousand years old! Aragonite decoration in the shape of needles, tufts, branches, spirals, tips, sun and countless other forms was created by the activity of atmospheric waters in crystalline limestones of white and blue-gray color. The Milky Way Hall is perhaps the […]
Rope girders, foot-bridges, ladders, extreme narrow spaces and other natural obstacies, all that awaits the visitor accompanied by a speleo-guide in Krasnohorska Cave, an UNESCO natural heritage site.
Thanks to the enterprising monks from a nearby monastery, Jasovska cave is the oldest one in Slovakia open to the public – and that is since 1846.
This UNESCO listed cave in Slovak Karst has a specific feature: long tenuous sinter straws growing out of the ceiling. It’s fairytale flowstone rain!
Domica Cave lies on the Slovak-Hungarian border and is part of a 25 km long cave system, out of which a quarter is located in Slovakia. It is a large (the largest in the Slovak Karst) and gorgeous. No wonder that UNESCO has added it to its list.
One of the most famous ice caves in the world and the largest ice cave in Slovakia. The ice filling has a volume of 110.132 m3 and occurs in the form of ground ice, waterfalls, ice stalagmites and columns.
Because of its great acoustic conditions, the concerts of classical canned music were organised here. In recent years, the cave is used for convalescent speleo-climatic stays.
The historical gem of eastern Slovakia, Bardejov is today mainly known for its outstanding old town square, though for several centuries until recently it was also a centre of light industry. Today tourism is one of the main industries here.
This former free royal town lies at the southern heel of the Levoca Peaks in the centre of one of the oldest and most distinctive regions of Slovakia – Spis. The town and its sights is among the most beautiful in Slovakia. The oldest written mention of Levoca dates back to 1249.
Poprad is one of the most important cities in eastern Slovakia, thanks to mountain tourism – it is the administrative, economic and cultural center of the Tatras region.
The main city of eastern Slovakia and the country’s second largest city (population roughly 250,000) offers a wider selection of services than anywhere outside of Bratislava.
Kosice region is the second largest region in Slovakia. It borders with Hungary and Ukraine. The terrain consists of two main land systems – the Eastern Slovak Lowlands and the Spis and Gemer karst.
Presov region is situated in the north-eastern part of Slovakia. It borders with Poland and Ukraine. There are mostly highland and hilly lands.
Krasna Horka (“Beautiful Hill”), majestic castle in the heart of Slovakia. Now in the reconstruction due to extensive fire in 2012.
A large stone castle built in the 14th century to protect trade routes to Poland. It was an important administrative center, as well as a shelter for the Polish crown jewels.
This hunting estate of almost 50 rooms was owned by the noble Bebek family and then Andrássy family for centuries
In the lands of Spis, the north-western region of Eastern Slovakia, large castle is standing proudly on the hill above the plebs.
Slovak Paradise (Slovensky raj) features lively forests, wide meadows and plateaus, chasms, canyons, gorges, underground caves (as many as 350!) and garrulous waterfalls.
International Aiport Code: KSCKosice International Airport www.airportkosice.sk / Kosice Airport on mapSecond largest airport in Slovakia is located 6 km south from the city centre, in Barca ward. It is easy to get to and from the airport by taxi. Flights and terminals at Kosice airport
This is the time when we get to brag a little about Slovakia’s rich history. Once upon a time…. only God knows when this pretty area got occupied by people for the very first time. Some say it was 250 000 years ago.
Question from our reader Marc L.: I am interested in a hiking trip in Slovakia and the Tatras looks like a beautiful place to hike. This is for a group of 4 people. What time is best to go?