There is much history and wonderful scenery to be found in East Slovakia. Lying on the borders of the Ukraine, Hungary and Poland this is a fascinating part of Europe and ideal for vacations on smaller budgets. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, farmhouses, apartments and campsites.
East Slovakia offers holidaymakers many wonderful views, which can be enjoyed via hiking and horse trails. There are many places to go swimming with more indoor centres being built in the region. In the winter visitors can take to the ski slopes with one Kavecany resort located about six kilometres from Kosice, the largest city in East Slovakia.
There are a number of good golf courses in East Slovakia especially in and around Kosice. This is a good place to visit for culture with theatres showing opera, ballet and other forms of entertainment. Fishing is very popular in the country with many rivers and lakes in the south-east ideal for coarse fishing.
Various restaurants and cafes are located in East Slovakia many of which serve local cuisine. Visitors will find many places to find gifts and souvenirs in the region, with bigger shopping centres in places such as Kosice. There are a few bars to be found by holidaymakers including the Jazz Club located in Kosice.
Kosice has many interesting places to visit including several caves registered as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. Some beautiful historic buildings are located here too such as Krasna Horka Castle and the gothic cathedral of St Elizabeth. Several museums featuring historic art, culture and technology can be found in East Slovakia. Slovak Paradise is a national park southwest and west of Levo?a of Spisska Nova Ves.
There are a number of interesting places to visit in the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava including historic building and churches such as a medieval castle and St Martin’s Cathedral. The city also boasts a zoo, botanical garden and the Slovak National Museum. Bratislava is an ideal base for tourists wishing to visit Vienna on a tight budget, with access to the Austrian capital city available by car, bus, train or river in just one hour.
The warmest time of the year to visit East Slovakia is generally July and August when the average high temperature is approximately 26 degrees centigrade. December to February is the coldest time of year with temperatures often falling to zero degrees centigrade and lower in some areas. Ironically July and August can also be the wettest months of the year with an average of about 100 millimetres in each of the two months.
Kosice Airport in East Slovakia is about six kilometres from the city centre, and has cheap flights with SkyEurope to Bratislava, Amsterdam, Prague and Rome. There is a car rental company situated at the airport as well as taxis located outside the building. The main train station in Kosice has direct daily connections to Bratislava, Budapest, Kiev, Krakow and Prague. Ryanair has flights to Bratislava Airport in the west of Slovakia from several other European cities such as Brussels, Dublin, Edinburgh, London-Stansted, Milan, Paris, Rome and Stockholm.