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The UNESCO World Heritage includes world significant cultural monuments and protected nature areas and rarities. Slovakia has several cultural and natural sites inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list:
- the historical centre of Bardejov town
- the historical centre of Banska Stiavnica town and its technical heritage
- unique caves of the Slovak Karst
- inhabited village of Vlkolinec, which is also open-air museum to document the way of life in the past with typical wooden houses
- Levoca historical town and the largest castle in Central Europe - Spis Castle and its surroundings
- the Carpathian beech forests in north-eastern Slovakia
- wooden churches of the Slovak Carpathian mountains
On a waiting list with a request for inclusion on the UNESCO list are also:
- wooden altar Master Pavol whether Limes, remains of Roman fortresses in Slovakia or the Tokaj wine region
Slovakia has many places that are worth visiting and where to go for example:
Castles - Slovakia is a rich country in various fortifications, castles and manor houses. Some of them have been inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage as Spis Castle, which is one of the largest castles in Central Europe.
Caves - Slovakia is among the countries with the largest number of karst phenomena - are known more than 5350 caves. Most of them in the Slovak Karst, while several are known throughout Europe and the world. 12 caves are open to the public and allow us to embark on an interesting journey for beauty and knowledge.
Open-air museums of folk architecture - If you are wondering how in Slovakia lived in the past, do not miss a visit to the open air museum. The largest outdoor museum in Slovakia Museum of the Slovak Village in Martin, others are in Banska Stiavnica, Bardejov Spa, Nitra, Zuberec - Museum of Orava Village, Vychylovka - Kysuce Village Museum, Pribilina, Svidnik, Humenne and elsewhere.
Hiking in the mountains - whether in summer or winter, Slovak mountains always offer many ways to spend a pleasant holiday. Most significant memorable tourist destination is the High Tatras. It is the highest Slovak mountains, home to many rare species of animals and plants. The High Tatras includes three main tourist resorts – Strbske Pleso, Tatranska Lomnica and Stary Smokovec. Low Tatras are the second highest mountains in Slovakia and in every season popular recreation area.
Thermal pools - a pleasant addition to your holidays- active holidays and relaxation tends to recharge your batteries in thermal pools. Throughout the year you can relax and have fun in the thermal park Besenova or the Tatralandia or in the others and try healing power of thermal springs.
If you are looking to plan your next vacation or tour then look no further.
Our selection of Slovak tours by coach, car or self-drive offers everything from 1-day short breaks to 15-day Grand tour of Czechoslovakia and everything in between – there is sure to be the right holiday experience for you.
With over 50 escorted tours to choose from and 2 brand new holidays, why not let Slovakia tours carry you away on a beautiful holiday in 2013/14.
Did you know? The travel guide book Lonely Planet chose the 10 recommended travel destinations for year 2013 including Slovakia. The country is presented as a cultural and off the beaten track destination with enhancing travel image. Lonely Planet recommends visiting Slovakia in 2013 for luxurious cruises on the Danube river close to Bratislava capital, medieval and communist architecture in Bratislava, skiing possibilities in Jasna ski resort in Low Tatras, hiking and trekking in the High Tatras, Poloniny and Slovak Paradise National Parks, well preserved folk culture around Slovakia, Eastern Slovakia's wooden churches (included in UNESCO world heritage) and phenomenal fortresses. Another recomended destionation in Slovakia is European Capital of Culture Kosice.
The mountains loom large in Slovakia. For those who love peace, Slovakia offers many possibilities for spending the holiday during the summer and winter months. The best way of exploring this "mountain world" is on foot. There are hiking routes ranging from easy hikes in the valley to challenging hikes in the higher mountain areas. Experienced climbers can travel around without a guide but fortunately there are tour companies that offer to take the less experienced walker on hiking trails. With a guide, you can walk along safe, yet challenging trails. There are various themed trails, trails that will teach you about nature, beautiful routes through nature reserves and a lovely mountaineering area for climbers in the High Tatras. The mountain and water world of the High Tatras and Slovak paradise also attracts many people who love to canyons, leaders. There are various possibilities for easy walks, hiking through trails in the high mountains and hut-to-hut short walking holidays, starting from all locations.