The country of Slovakia
features mountains, caves, medieval castles and towns, spas, and ski resorts. Accommodations, both rural and urban, abound in Slovakia, from simple lodging, condo rentals or vacation rentals, to hotel accommodation, cabins and more. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Slovakia
boasts numerous outdoor activities. Hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, golfing and other activities abound. Slovensky Raj
(Slovak Paradise National Park) features steep canyons carved out of the limestone by water. High Tatras
is the biggest national park in Slovakia and is a centre for winter sports and hiking. Another great experience is the Dobsinskai Ice Cave
in the Slovak Paradise Mountains
. With a length of 1483 meters and featuring ice thousands of years old it is an amazing adventure into our past. Ochtinska Aragonite Cave
is one of the few caves of this type in the world that is open to the public.
When finding a suitable hotel accommodation, condo rental, or vacation rental, knowing what sites to see is paramount. Tourists to the country have the enviable problem of deciding which of the many sites to see during their vacation. Sites like Vlkolinec
, a traditional Carpathian
village listed as a UNESCO
heritage site, or Spissky Hrad
one of the biggest castle complexes in Europe. Also of note is Devin Castle
, an ancient archeological site, it is considered a sacred place for all Slavs. Bojnice
is the most visited castle in Slovakia
, famous for its beautifully preserved interior. There are many spa towns where visitors can find accommodations and vacation rentals. Towns like Bardejov
, a spa town in the North East of Slovakia featuring an intact medieval town center, or Piestany
, the best known of Slovakia’s spa towns.
Visitors to Bratislava
the capital city or to Kosice
, the second largest city in the country are treated to a large variety of cultural events, shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife. Souvenir hunters can find ceramic objects, crystal glass, crpaks
(wooden pitchers) or carved wooden figures and above all, figures made from corn husks are the traditional crafts of Slovakia
. Many fine restaurants can be found in the cities and towns, most of them offering local fare and delicacies as well as a few offering international cuisine. In the evening, visitors have the choice of going to one of the many pubs, bars and discos to enjoy the drink, the music and the people.
There are also many festivals to take in, and traditional events. Fasiangy
(mardi gras) is considered the festival season. Many villages hold a traditional market with food and drinks, and there is usually a march through the streets in masks. The season runs from 6 January to Ash Wednesday and balls, carnivals and dances are held during this season.
Whether are a couple going for a romantic holiday or a family on vacation, find the vacation rental that suites you and go explore Slovakia
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