Noble historical towns
Slovak towns are full of old medieval houses. There are 18 towns, which are historical reservations. Some of them are also inscribed on the world heritage list UNESCO. Each city has a special atmosphere and it is impossible to decide, which town is the most beautiful. If you like old historical towns you should visit: Bardejov, Prešov, Košice, Kežmarok, Levoča, Spišská Kapitula, Banská Štiavnica, Banská Bystrica, Kremnica, Žilina, Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra, Trenčín, Poprad -Spišská Sobota, Komárno, Štiavnické Bane, Svätý Jur.
Folk open air Museums
Slovakia has around 14 open air museums, or skanzens, showcasing the country's folk traditions, architecture, and economic history. The museums include examples of traditional buildings and furnishings, and many offer demonstrations of traditional handicrafts. The largest open-air museum is the Slovak Village Open Air Museum in Martin. If you like folk open air museums you should visit: Banská Štiavnica Open Air Museum of Mining, Mining museum - mine Cigeľ, Bardejov Spa Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture, Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture in Humenné, Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture in Stropkov, Čičmany village, Museum of the Slovak Village Martin, Slovak Agricultural Museum in Nitra, Museum of Liptov Village, Museum of Folk Architecture in Stará Ľuvobňa, Vlkolínec village, Museum of the Kysuce Village, Historic narrow-gauge forest railway - Vychylovka, Museum of Orava Village Zuberec - Brestova, Open-Air Archaeological Museum Liptovska Mara - Havranok.
Have you ever visited a real slovak farm, where you could see growing, harvesting and processing locally grown foods? You will meet herd of cows, sheep, goats, hens and cocks. In many farms you can ride a horse too. Visiting a farm is the best way how to know more about old slovak traditions. You will see, that a life on a countryside is not so easy as it looks on pictures. But on other hand, it is more romantic than streets and smog of city. Enjoy nature, healthy vegetable and romantic sunset at countryside.
Properties inscribed on the world heritage list of UNESCO
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that is listed by the UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance. There are 7 properties in Slovakia, which are already in the list. And another 14 properties are submitted on the Tentative List. If you like cultural properties you should visit: Levoča + Spiš Castle and the Associated Cultural Monuments, Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity, Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve, Vlkolínec, Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area. If you like natural properties you should visit: Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany.
Untouched National Parks
There are 9 National Parks in Slovakia. It is strictly prohibited to destroy the environment of national parks by polluting it with garbage, unnecessary noise, to damage, destroy or pick protected plants, hunt or disturb protected animals or make campfire. There are tourist pathways you can use for hiking or walks. Educational paths are surrounded by tourist signs with various information about the park and nature. If you like untouched natural places you should visit: Tatra National Park, Slovak Paradise National Park, Slovak Karst National Park, Poloniny National Park, Pieniny National Park, Muránska planina National Park, Low Tatras National Park, Malá Fatra National Park, Veľká Fatra National Park.
Winter Activities in Snowakia
One of the advantages of Slovakia is, that it is very attractive as in summer so in winter. There are more than 100 ski resorts equipped with ski lifts and artificial snow. For skiers and snowboarders is Slovakia like a dream. It is also possible to visit some national parks in winter too. If you like romance, we can book for you a wooden cottage with a fireplace, far away from civilization. We will help you to discover a beauty of winter Slovakia.
Excursions beyond the Borders
Slovakia's small size allows to our clients to take even a one day trip beyond the borders of our country. Very near the Slovak border is the beautiful Polish historic city of Krakow. In the close Ukraine, Transcarpathian region is very popular. On the short way to the capital of Hungary - Budapest we can make a break in Hungarian thermal pools near the Slovak border. Vienna - the capital of Austria is a stone's throw from Bratislava and a smooth transition into the Czech Republic you dont even notice. We will be glad to show you not only Slovakia, but also our neighbors.
Hunting & Fishing
Slovakia has forests at more than 75% of its area. All these forests are full of animals which are allowed to be hunted in hunting season. For example, you can hunt roe deer, fallow deer, red deer, mouflon, bear, fox, wolf, wild duck, hazel grouse, badger, royal pheasant, wild turkey, woodcock, fox, hare, wild boar, wild rabbit. Also if you like fishing, Slovakia offers you many lakes and rivers full of fish. Feel free to contact us and we will assign all licenses for you.
Ancient and fabulous Castles
There are many of medieval castles in Slovakia. Nowadays, plenty of them are only ruins, but lot of them were reconstructed and inside them there are museums available for visitors. Learn more about the medieval history of our ancestors and about a beauty of the castle-epoch. If you like old castles you should visit: Spiš Castle, Stará Ľubovňa castle, Šariš Castle, Orava Castle, Bratislava Castle, Beckov Castle, Trenčín Castle, Betliar Castle, Krásna Hôrka Castle, Strážky Castle, Markušovce Castle, Humenné Castle, Šomoška Castle, Kežmarok Castle, Blatnica Castle, Kremnica Castle, Červený Kameň Castle, Strečno Castle, Smolenice Castle, Budmerice Castle, Devín Castle, Čachtice Castle, Bojnice Castle.
Magical wooden Churches
Unique wooden churches are found in Slovakia. Very specific was the way they were built - all parts had to be made of wood and no nails were allowed. According to historical records there were more than 300 wooden churches in Slovakia. Their architecture combined elements of the western, mainly Roman Catholic tradition and of the Byzantine culture. At present, there are around 50 sacred monuments which were built during the 16th - 18th century. These small wooden churches all maintain a dominant position relative to the village houses. They are usually situated on higher sites, sometimes rather difficult to access, exocentric to the other buildings in the village. If you like magical old wooden churches you should visit: Hronsek, Istebne, Kezmarok, Lestiny, Paludza (Svaty Kriz), Hervartov, Hranicne, Rudno, Trnove, Tvrdosin, Zábrez (Zuberec), Bodruzal, Brezany, Dobroslava, Fricka, Hrabova Roztoka, Hunkovce, Hutka, Inovce, Jalova, Jedlinka, Kalna Roztoka, Korejovce, Kozany, Kozuchovce, Krajne Cierno, Krive, Ladomirova, Lukov-Venecia, Mala Polana, Matysova, Mikulasova, Mirola, Nizny Komarnik, Nova Polianka, Nova Sedlica, Potoky, Prikra, Ruska Bystra, Rusky Potok, Semetkovce, Smigovec, Topola, Trocany, Ulicske Krive, Varadka, Vysna Polianka, Zboj.
Relaxing Spas and Wellness
The use of natural curative resources, baths, drinking mineral water and spa treatment generally have played an important role in medicine since long age and represent one of the oldest forms of treatment. Spas came into being around mineral water and thermal springs, and near sources of peat and mud. There are also so-called climatic spas in areas with especially clean air and healthy climates. Other smaller wellnesses you can visit almost in every bigger city. There is no better way how to relieve stress than a warm bath or massage. If you like to relax in thermal and mineral baths you should visit: Bardejov Spa, Piešťany, Aquacity Poprad, Tatralandia Liptovský Mikuláš, High Tatras, Rajecké Teplice, Trenčianske Teplice, Turčianske Teplice, Sliač, Vyšné Ružbachy.
The caves are special natural phenomena, which appeal both to the public and experts of various orientation. In comparison with other natural phenomena, they mark themselves out by original and unique features accentuating the mystery of underground. Unusual and unforgettable is the view of various shapes of dripstones, water preserved rocky shapes, mighty underground halls, underground canyons with roaring waters or crystal clear lakes. Ice fill is a dominant feature of some caves. Well known ae also the findings of extinct animal bones. Many species of animals live in our caves where, except for the bats, there are many tiny animals accommodated to underground life. Since the man had entered caves already in late past and some of them he used for prehistoric dwelling, they are places with historical and archaeological findings. There are more than 2400 caves in Slovakia, out of which more than 400 have been explored so far. New caves are being discovered constantly.
If you like caves and underground places you should visit: Dobšinská Ice Cave, Domica, Gombasek Cave, Jasovská Cave, Ochtinská Aragonite Cave, Belianska Cave, Bojnická hradná jaskyňa (literally Bojnice Castle Cave), Bystrianska Cave, Cave of Dead Bats, Demänovská jaskyňa Slobody (Demänová Cave of Freedom), Demänovská Ice Cave, Driny, Harmanecká Cave, Važecká Cave.