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Slovakia Tourist Information

Slovakia is a great place for walking holidays as most of the country is covered by well-marked walking trails across natural landscapes with beautiful vistaas and rock formations including limestone caves (some caves are UNESCO listed). Slovakia has nine national parks some of which have canyons and waterfalls (Slovak Paradise and Slovak Karst). A large part of northern Slovakia is mountainous. The High Tatras are a popular skiing holiday destination and are part of the Carpathian Mountain Range. The River Danube, the River Váh and the River Hron flow through Slovakia.

Slovakia's climate can be summarised by having hot, sunny summers and cold, cloudy, humid and snowy winters. Southern Slovakia experiences more warmer weather when compared to the north.

If you are planning a romantic getaway or family holiday to Slovakia then The Travellers Guide has a great choice of hotels in Slovakia and hotels in Kosice to suit all budgets. Good value family friendly hotels, guesthouses and 4 and 5 star spa hotels and self catering accommodation can be found on our website.

Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Slovakia

Slovakia is steeped in history and famous for being the country with the highest number of Medieval castles, chateaux plus Gothic and Baroque towns and cities to explore in the world. Slovakia is steeped in history which is why you should definitely visit some of the castles below:

  • Spiš Castle (Largest castle in Central Europe), 05361 Žehra, Slovakia
  • Bratislava Castle, Bratislavský hrad, Zámocká 2, 81101 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Banská Bystrica Castle, 97401 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Bojnice Castle, Zámok a okolie 1, 972 01 Bojnice, Slovakia
  • Budatín Castle, 01003 Žilina Region-Budatín, Slovakia
  • Zvolen Castle, 96001 Zvolen, Slovakia
  • Hronský Benadik Castle, Mýtne nám. 445, 96653 Hronský Benadik, Slovakia

Wellness in Slovakia

Slovakia has natural thermal springs and near their sources some famous spas have been built. They offer a place to relax and some great curative therapies during your spa holidays in Slovakia.

Nightlife in Slovakia

Bratislava has a lively nightlife, with locations like the NuSprit Club, Subclub, Duna and Aligator. There is also the Harley Davidson Club, Terminal Club, Cirkus Barok, Trafo Club and Hysteria Pub/Club.

Shopping in Slovakia

Slovakia's larger cities offer extensive shopping opportunities in shopping centres, markets and small shops.

Bratislava: offers the Aupark Shopping Center, Polus City Center, Avion Shopping Park, Shopping Palace, Danubia Centrum and Eurovea Galleria.

Košice: When you are in Košice, you should visit the Optima Shopping centre, Cassovia Shopping centre, Galéria Košice and the department store Dargov.

Nitra: You will find the Galéria Shopping Center, Centro Nitra, Mlyny, City Park, Family Center and ZOC MAX Nitra in Nitra.

Trnava: Trnava has the Arkadia Shopping Center, Galéria Shopping Center and ZOC MAX Trnava.

Trencín: Trencín has the Big Box Shopping, Laugaricio Shopping Center and the ZOC MAX Trencín.

Transport in Slovakia

Slovakia offers many ways to travel through the country. Besides numerous roads, highways and railways, Slovakia can be crossed on the Danube (harbours can be found in Bratislava and Komárno).

There are 12 public airports, which bring you to national and international destinations.

Flights to Slovakia land at Bratislava Airport (BTS) or you can fly to Krakow (KRK) if you want to get to the Tatra Mountains. Passenger airlines serving Bratislava Airport include Ryanair, Czech Airlines, DanubeWings, El Al, Smart Wings operated by Travel Service Slovakia and UTair Aviation. John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice is served by Aerosvit, Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, EasyJet, Germanwings, Lufthansa and Ryanair, among others.

Official Tourism Office in Slovakia

Slovak Tourist Board

Slovenská agentúra pre cestovný ruch

Námestie L. Štúra 1

P.O.Box 35

974 05 Banská Bystrica

Slovak Republic