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.
Located between the Old Town and the Castle, St. Martin’s Cathedral have seen the crowning of nearly twenty kings and queens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Presov region is situated in the north-eastern part of Slovakia. It borders with Poland and Ukraine. There are mostly highland and hilly lands.
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.
Slovak Paradise (Slovensky raj) features lively forests, wide meadows and plateaus, chasms, canyons, gorges, underground caves (as many as 350!) and garrulous waterfalls.
Long trips are a contribution, that children take for life. They will remember how you taught them respect and reverence for all living things. they will learn to respect people through respect for nature. They will learn to overcome obstacles and they will learn responsibilities for what they do.
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?