During a holiday in Slovakia, the nature and culture here are hosting your vacation. An active vacation offers various possibilities such as hiking and cycling, climbing and rafting. If you want to try something different, you can choose to climb on the Prena Magura in the Low Tatras, a hiking trip through the mountains to the Strato Volcano or a mountain tour to the peaks of the Tatra mountains. The Tatras with mountain lakes, waterfalls and glaciers offer besides a sporting challenge, an extraordinary piece of nature and when staying at a holiday home in the Zilina region for example, you will have the chance to enjoy it all.
A visit to the capital, Bratislava, will certainly be appealing. It is a city of museums, historical monuments and beautiful places, a walk is often the best way to see this city. So you can visit the Michalska Brana, one of the four gates of the town with a copper green color. Here you can visit the Museum of Weapons also. More so, it is close to the shopping area with many attractions and buskers in summertime. The Dino Park is a small zoo with numerous animals, a playground, a 3D cinema and fine hiking trails. There is also plenty of art in Bratislava, you can see it really everywhere in the streets, like in the Old Town.
The mix of culture and nature is often encountered in Slovakia. Visit the village of Vlkolinec in Ruzomberok. It is a village of 40 historic wooden houses surrounded by nature where people work and live a normal life. The caves of Aggtelek Karst are the silent witnesses of past times. You cannot distinguish anything specific in their shape and size. All this was born due to a natural chemical reaction many years ago. Think of the Dobsinska Ice cave or the Silica Ice Cave. The historic town of Bardejov is a beautiful city with remnants of medieval culture. Fortunately, all of this is protected by UNESCO so that you and your children can admire these natural and cultural attractions for years to come.
A holiday home in Slovakia is ideal if you would like to pack history, culture, nature and wellness all into one vacation. Home to nine national parks, including the High Tatras National Park in the Presov region, and an endless number of well-marked hiking trails, Slovakia is a paradise for nature lovers and fans of outdoor adventure. You will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of an unsurpassed nature. For those whose idea of a European vacation involves the exploration of medieval castles, you certainly won't be disappointed here as Slovakia is home to more castles per capita than any other country in the world. Explore medieval landmarks such as Spis Castle, the largest in Central Europe, or head northeast and discover one of the unique wooden churches of Slovakia. If you're vacationing with children, in addition to all the wholesome outdoor fun that awaits you, there are also family-oriented attractions like Aqua City in Poprad, or you can enjoy a family canoe trip down the Danube River in Bratislava during your fabulous holiday in Slovakia.
In winter you can enjoy fabulous skiing in the High Tatras, at resorts like Strbské pleso and Tatranská Lomnica. In a ski resort in the Preschau region you can create your own aprés-ski program. In summer you'll find endless opportunities for hiking as a network of well-marked trails virtually blanket the country. If you're feeling particularly fit, hike the 750-km-long Slovak National Uprising Heroes Trail. Those feeling less heroic can still be a champion on a golf course in Slovakia, play a round of golf at world-class courses like Golf Club Borsa and the Black Stork Golf Resort in Vel'ka Lomnica. With a spacious holiday home by the water in Slovakia you can take the family rafting down rivers such as the Váh or Dunajec, or if you're vacationing with smaller children, hop aboard one of the many tourist trains, like the CHZ near Brezno. It's all aboard for family fun and adventure.
If it's history and culture you're after, Slovakia is home to nearly 300 medieval castles, so you're sure to run out of time before you run out of castles to explore! Visit historic landmarks such as Spissky Hrad, one of the largest castles in Europe. Or plan your trip right and you can be on-site for 12th century Bojnice Castle's annual (April/May) International Festival of Ghosts. Those who would prefer to avoid reliving the Dark Ages can embark upon a tour of a traditional Carpathian village (such as Vlkolinec). Don't forget to visit Nitra, the oldest town in Slovakia, with a picturesque Old Town (with castle of course). And no cultural holiday in Slovakia would be complete without a trip to the nation's capital, Bratislava, where you'll find cultural gems like the Blue Church, St. Martin's Cathedral and, not surprisingly, Bratislava Castle. Cross the Danube via the New Bridge and you can have lunch at the UFO restaurant. For a cultural adventure that's simply out of this world, you just must visit Slovakia!
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