Slovakia offers the visitor a varied and enchanting country.
It is country with a rich cultural and historical heritage, and is recognised as
such by the UNESCO-protected sites. Many fortified castles, constructed during
different historical eras, are located in exceptionally beautiful sites, most
of which have been restored. Each city contains museums which allow visitors to
discover Slovakia`s cultural treasures, unique thanks to folklore which is
still alive today. These museums record the many historical developments which have
changed Europe through the ages. The wonderful natural beauty of the country is
however the most striking thing to the casual visitor.
Slovakia is a country with a dynamic and efficient economy and a large industrial base.
We know how to respect and protect our natural riches. Slovakia offers a complete and
varied list of activities for tourists. Thanks to an integrated network of communication
and transport routes (airports, buses, trains, taxi...) ease of travel within the country
In summer, thanks to the many beautiful mountainous regions of Slovakia, hiking is a
favourite activity which allows the visitor to discover the impressive landscapes of the
Carpathian Mountains and to take advantage of the national parks and state nature preserves.
In winter, because of favourable snowfalls, skiing is a favourite sport in Slovakia with
its extensive ski areas, which are easily accessible and which offer all modern conveniences
and security. Top-level equipment in an exceptional natural environment (High Tatras,
Low Fatra, Low Tatras) makes it possible to welcome skiers from all Europe, and
all of this at very reasonable prices. Many other activities await you: hiking,
rock-climbing, cycling, swimming, exploring the natural landscape, downhill and
cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and many more...
Slovakia is also well-known for its spa towns. The best-known of them,
Piestany, attracts visitors from all over Europe and internationally.
Slovakia has a unique cave network, including ice caves, which is comparable
to any throughout the world. Several of the worlds biggest caves are to be
found in Slovakia.