Regions of Slovakia

Map of Slovak Regions

Slovakia is divided into 8 sections (in Slovak “kraj”), which correspond roughly to the areas surrounding the eight largest cities. Regions from west to east:

Bratislava Region

Home of the capital city

Bratislava region is the smallest region in Slovakia, bordering with Austria and Hungary. It features the capital city – Bratislava, the Little Carpathians and wonderful lowlands of vineyards.

Trnava Region

The Little Rome town, Little Carpathians and Piestany. The center of the Trnava region is the town of Trnava where you can see the cultural and historical attractions. This territory belongs to the oldest cultural areas of Slovakia.

Trencin Region

The breathtaking spa town and Bojnice castle. Famous history mixed with a strong dose of cultural wealth and natural attractions. Trencin castle dates back to the Great Moravia!

Nitra Region

Warmest region amazing for sports and recreation, boasting largest river island in Europe. Nitra region and its metropolis played an important role in creating the Slovak nation, its culture and its education.

Bystrica Region

Heart of Slovakia, home to a major ski and sports resort Donovaly and Low Tatras (south). Situated in the territory of historical Zvolen, this region hosts several protected natural areas and UNESCO biosphere reservations.

Zilina Region

Situated in the northern part of Slovakia, the whole area is mountainous and marvellous. Enjoy beautiful valleys, rivers, streams and hills of Fatra and Tatra. Wander around Liptov and Orava, two most popular tourist regions of Slovakia.

Presov Region

Highlands and lush forests, royal towns of Middle Ages. Poprad, Bardejov, Levoca. Rivers and mountains of Spis. If all this does not draw your attention to Presov region, try the most spectacular mountains of Slovakia – the High Tatras.

Kosice Region

Kosice region is the home to the second largest city of Slovakia – Kosice, the cultural centre of the east. The paradise Spis and Gemer karsts offer hundreds of marvellous trails with gorges, waterfalls, caves and chasms to absolutely capture your heart.

Popular Tourist Regions of Slovakia


Eastern part of Zilina region

Colorful region, considered the heart of Slovakia by Slovaks. Beautiful mountains and valleys of Low and Western Tatras, ski resorts of Jasna, swimming in Liptovska Mara or priceless cultural monuments. Liptov is simply a paradise!


Northwestern part of Zilina region

Distinctive region in northern Slovakia has magnificent mountains (Rohace, Choc, Little Fatra), one of the grandest castles in Slovakia and big dam perfect for recreation. Orava together with Liptov belong to true gems of Slovakia.


Western part of Kosice & Presov regions

Dreamy piece of land rich in UNESCO attractions in the eastern part of Slovakia. Tatras, Slovak paradise and Pieniny mountains encircle the region. Spis Castle in the center is a pearl among European castles.

The Tatras

Zilina, Bystrica & Presov regions

The High and Low Tatras of Slovakia are a tourist’s paradise. Hikers, climbers and vacationists from all over the world travel here to enjoy the diverse and curative Alp-like nature.