In our selection, we have included tips for trips in the heart of Slovakia. You can easily get to the individual locations by motorway, whether from the eastern or western part of the country.
The peaks of the High Tatras are the dominant feature of Slovakia, so it would be literally a sin not to see them with your own eyes. The best starting point for visiting the High Tatras is the city of Starý Smokovec where you can leave your car in a large parking lot and head to Hrebienok, for example. This is a relatively easy walk on the asphalt road, which will take you a little over an hour. To reach it, you do not need any special hiking equipment.
At the top of Hrebienok you will have a wonderful view of the surrounding Tatra peaks. If you don't want to walk, you can also take the cable car to get there. In case you like adrenaline, you can take the trip down in a mountain cart, or in winter on a sled.
When visiting Starý Smokovec, do not miss one of the biggest local attractions - the world of trick-art and optical illusions Tricklandia. In one building, you may find several rooms with different mirrors, special graphics, and props that will deceive your brain. For example, you can take a photo with your head cut off. Tricklandia is a place where both children and adults can have fun. You can also take some unforgettable photos there!
From Starý Smokovec you can easily get to the village of Štrbské Pleso along a nice road full of mountain sceneries. There you can continue admiring the beauty of the High Tatras. In the village of Štrbské Pleso you may find several paid parking lots, so you will have no problem parking your car.
There is a nice trail with outdoor workout spots and information boards built around Štrbské pleso. At a calm pace, a walk around the lake will take you about an hour. You can stop to have a coffee or a delicious lunch in one of the many good restaurants located there. In summer, the visitors can also enjoy boating and there is also a new modern lookout tower, from which you will have a perfect view of the surrounding nature.
Many Slovaks refer to the Liptovská Mara reservoir as the Central Slovak Sea. You can enjoy its beauty from a nice beach located in the village of Liptovský Trnovec. In summer, it is also possible to swim there. Sightseeing cruises that start from Trnovec will allow you to see all corners of this famous reservoir.
It is also possible to get to the dam wall itself, which is accessible from the village Vlašky. From the dam wall, there is a nice view of the entire Liptovská Mara, the High and Low Tatras.
As the icing on the cake of your trip, you can visit the largest aqua park in Slovakia. Tatralandia is open all year round and you can find there several outdoor swimming pools with hot thermal water. Adrenaline lovers will enjoy the number of water slides, which will surely not bore you for some time.
It is also a perfect spot for families with children since there are many children's pools and attractions. If you want to experience something unconventional, you can try surfing on artificial waves. Right next to Tatralandia, there is the Hurricane Factory, where you can try a unique simulation of free fall.
Do not hesitate and enjoy the beauty of Slovakia!