Slovakia, formally known as the Slovak Republic (Slovak: Slovensko or Slovenská republika; both names are legally accepted) is a landlocked nation in Central Europe. It is bounded on the west by Austria, on the northwest by the Czech Republic, on the south by Hungary, on the north by Poland, and on the east by Ukraine. Slovakia is a contemporary democratic nation and a European Union member.
The primary reasons to visit Slovakia are its natural beauty, vibrant history, and plenty of recreational activities (and due to the small size of the country, it is quite easy to combine all three).
Slovakia contains nine national parks that span a significant section of the country and include the highest peaks of the Carpathian Mountains, the High Tatras, which provide excellent possibilities for mountain and winter sports as well as spectacular views. A significant portion of Slovakia is composed of limestone, which, when combined with numerous springs and rivers, resulted in the formation of numerous caves (12 of which are open to the public, several of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites), as well as the stunning rocky formations, canyons, and waterfalls of the Slovak Paradise and Slovak Karst. Even outside of these regions, Slovakia has some stunning scenery, and the whole country is covered by hundreds of well-marked hiking paths.
Slovakia boasts the greatest concentration of castles and chateaux per population in the world, ranging from basic ruins to well-preserved livable castles with furnishings, so if you’re a fan of medieval history, look no further. Additionally, Slovakia, including the capital, has many Gothic and Baroque cities and villages. Additionally, there are well-preserved specimens of wooden folk architecture, including churches constructed entirely of wood and the world’s largest wooden altar.
There are many mineral and thermal springs in Slovakia, and around some of these world-famous spas, which provide excellent therapeutic treatments or just relaxation, have been constructed spas. You may also relax, swim, and sunbathe on the beaches of many nearby lakes and pools, or go to AquaCity waterpark for a more adventurous experience. Bratislava, in particular, has a vibrant nightlife and is a favorite party destination.