- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
For all the guys, this could be probably the only reason needed to visit Slovakia. It is said that Slovak girls belong to the most beautiful women in the world when it comes to natural beauty. We are tall, with nice figure, spark in the eyes and of any hair colour you wish. And we don’t even need any plastic surgery. So no worries, we will not look like a monster when 50!
Nature of Slovakia is so breath-taking that we have 9 National parks which cover most of the Slovak area. Just the lowlands in the South do not belong to any national park. If there is no heavy rain or snow melting, the rivers of Slovakia are mostly pretty clean (let’s see how long it lasts.)
Especially those in the mountains of the National parks. Clean and freshly cold. Slovakia, not overcrowded yet with its just 5,5 million of inhabitants and 49,035 square kilometres, offers many nice places throughout the country where you can have some privacy if you want and enjoy a hill, grassfield or a lake just for yourself.
In winter time (which in Slovakia is from November to March) is usually possible to ski in many mountains of Slovakia, such as Štrbské Pleso or Starý Smokovec in High Tatras National park (Vysoké Tatry) or Ďumbier and Chopok in Low Tatras (Nízke Tatry in Slovak). Ski pass in any Slovak ski center is still cheaper than in the Alps in Italy, Austria, France, Germany or Switzerland.
Since the 13th century when a huge number of the castles was constructed around the Slovak territory to defend it against the attacks of the Tatars, nowadays there are still around 180 castles/castle ruins in Slovakia. Some of them are now seats of museums or galleries. You could not drive 2 hours through Slovakia without seeing a castle.
44 caves have been discovered by now in Slovakia but it said there are many more. One of them is aragonite – Ochtinská cave (one of the three aragonite caves in the world) and two are ice caves – Dobšinská cave and Demänovská cave covered with ice all year long.