Sandwiched between Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Ukraine, Slovakia was part of Czechoslovakia until the “velvet divorce” in 1993. The landlocked country may not have beaches, but there’s a good deal more to it than its cobbled capital Bratislava.



Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia sits on borders with Austria and Hungary. You can reach both cities incredibly quickly. A trip to the Austrian capital Vienna is only 60 km away. That’s around an hour by bus. It also holds the record for the world’s shortest flight. flyNikki used to run a 30-mile trip from Vienna to Bratislava, which took just 10 minutes by air.
With mountains across the north and centre, hills to the west and the Danube basin to the south, it’s home to some spectacular landscapes. There are over 6000 caves, nine national parks and 14 protected landscapes packed across the country. If it’s fairytale castles you’re after, Slovakia is home to 180, as well as 425 chateaux. Impressive for a population roughly the size of New York! Have we piqued your interest? Here are a few interesting facts about Slovakia you may not know.


Wooden Čičmany village at the foothill of the Strážov Hills will blow your mind! All the gingerbread houses are original! The first mention of the village dates back to the year 1272.

Remarkably diverse nature

Slovakia with its 9 national parks and 14 protected landscape areas is literally a paradise for tourists. No trip to Slovakia would be complete without a visit to the wonderful mountains of High Tatras with peaks over 2500 m and glacier lakes that have been formed thousands of years ago. Other spectacular places are undoubtedly Slovak Paradise with its wild canyons, Low Tatras with lush alpine meadows and beautiful valleys in Little Fatra and Pieniny.


Just imagine an incredible number of 180 castles and 425 chateaux in a country with the entire population far smaller than the city of New York! The most popular castles such as Bratislava castle, Orava castle or Bojnice castle. The real highlight amongst Slovak castles is undoubtedly medieval Spiš Castle, which belongs to the largest castles in the Central Europe and was included in the UNESCO List of World’s Cultural and Natural Heritage. Vhat's more, six thousand caves have been discovered in Slovakia so far! Many of them represent unique natural wonders.


1. Find the geographical midpoint of Europe 
2. Visit the Highest wooden medieval altar in the world
3. Explore the Tatras Mountains
4. Visit the Blue Church in Bratislava
5. See the capital town from the UFO Tower

6. Walk through the Paradise National Park
7. Find the biggest Spiš castle
8. Feel the atmosphere of Wooden Churches
9. Explore the Banská Štiavnica UNESCO HERITAGE
10. Visit the Andy Warhol's Museum

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