I strongly believe in having a bucket list of your own. It is an excellent way to organize your travel plans and list the countries you want to see, the attractions you want to explore and the activities you wish to indulge in as well.
Slovakia is one such country that truly deserves to be on your bucket list. Why? We have got loads of reasons for you. Let us get down to the details and see why you absolutely must visit this country and that too at the earliest.
1. The true scenic paradise
If you really want to go to the kind of place where the scenic extravaganza blows your mind off, there are few countries as beautiful as Slovakia. It is a true bliss and something which will definitely make you feel like you are in a fairytale. With numerous castles, mountain peaks that often get snow-clad, the views are really mesmerizing and something which will be etched in your heart forever. So, nature’s own heaven is definitely something which is a good reason to be all set to travel.
2. The hiker’s bliss
For all those hikers and trekkers out there, who want to give their muscles a good exercise and would like to set out on an exploration or an adventure, you need to head to Slovakia right away. This country has endless hiking trails to offer. The High Tatras, in particular, is known for its excellent hiking options. Points like Lomnicky Stit offer an exceptional bird’s eye view and the view is to die for.
You also have the little Carpathian mountain range which is located north of Bratislava and is an excellent option for hiking too. So, the options are numerous, the choice will be yours to make.
3. The brilliant architecture
The more we talk about the architecture, the less it is. Slovakia is known to be home to some of the most majestic monuments and the magical castles as well. There are so many wonderful things which you can gaze and enjoy and every moment is worthy of a celebration here.
You will definitely be stupefied by the kind of beauty these monuments and castles project. There are a lot of historic buildings, cathedrals, and museums and if you are someone who gets awed by the brilliance of the architecture; do not miss out the Museum of Wine which is a 500-year-old cellar. You can also check out Nitra as it offers you an 11th-century castle and it also has a hiking tour nearby. The St. Elisabeth Minister cathedral located in Kosice is another key attraction point as well.
4. Wine, of course!
If you head to the southern region of Slovakia, you will also find a lot of wine yards here. The temperature here is favorable for producing wine. There are a few Slovakian wines which are really amazing and you should not miss out the wonderful opportunity to sample them. The ones which stand out has to be Frankovka Modra, which is a red wine and Tokaj which is a sweet white wine. These are definitely perfect and give you a good reason to place Slovakia on your bucket list after all; wine is surely a good reason.
5. Adrenaline junkie
If you are the adventurous kind of traveler and looking for some activities to keep you hooked, you should still head to Slovakia. It offers you plenty of adrenaline kicking activities. As it is filled with too many mountain ranges, you can soar like a bird and bask yourself in the glory of paragliding. Not only this, feel free to explore the details and you will find endless different activities which you can surely indulge in. Each of these experience is going to be rewarding and it will surely add to your experiences.
There are endless water sports as well as you can go for rafting, kayaking, canoeing, paddling and even boating as well.
6. Winter delights
When it comes to winter sports and activities, you will be amazed at what all Slovakia has to offer. There are as many as 100 ski resorts which house endless tourists and travelers who come from different parts of the world.
The Donovaly park snow is the second largest children’s skiing area in the whole of Europe. For those who are a pro at skiing, you guys should head to Jasna Chopok and even the Tatranska Lomnica as well. The views here are amazing and you will definitely be able to enjoy a lot of winter sports here.
So, these are 6 of the best reasons as to why you need to have Slovakia on your bucket list. The country has a thriving tourism industry and they are putting even more efforts to ensure that more and more tourists come to the country. It is a small nation but with such promising views and the best state of the art technology, whoever comes to this nation ends up wishing to visit it one more time.
So, are you going to put it down on your bucket list anytime soon?
Updated: February 19, 2018