Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

The Guardian recommends the Tatras

THE PRESTIGIOUS British daily The Guardian listed the High Tatras among the top 10 destinations for adventure holidays in Europe.

For climbing some of Slovakia‘s peaks a professional guide is required.(Source: Courtesy of slovakmountainguide.sk)

The author of the story describes the mountain hiking in the Slovak mountains as “a less expensive alternative to the Alps” which offers “dramatic walks with 20 summits of over 2,500m in just 26km”.

“The soaring views of rocky peaks, lush valleys and sparkling lakes are reward for burning thigh muscles,” the story reads.

Read also: Read also:Discover natural wonders by foot

The author also recommends websites for planning the trips, accommodation and guided trips.

Listing Slovak tourist destinations in similar rankings is a great way to lure more tourists to Slovakia, said Marta Kučerová, head of the Slovak Tourist Board (SACR).

“The High Tatras offer unforgettable adventure not only in the form of spectacular tourist trips in summer, but also adrenaline fun on the ski slopes,” Kučerová said, as quoted by the SITA newswire. “The number of British tourists who came to Slovakia between January and October 2015 increased 40 percent year-on-year. More Brits may come this year also thanks to similar news.”

Read also: Read also:The view from above

Slovakia has already been recommended by the LA Times, The Times, and also the travelling websites of CNN, BBC, The Economist, TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet, SITA wrote.

Topic: Tourism and travel in Slovakia


Top stories

Impressive archaeological site revealed under planned Bratislava ring road Photo

Archaelogists uncover the region's most extensive discovery of the past 80 years.

The discovery close to Podunajské Biskupice

Police deal with increasing number of bomb threats

By the end of May 2017, there were 44 cases of false alarms; for the whole of 2016, there were 54 such cases.

Košice courts were searched for bomb on November 30, with nothing found.

Strike at Volkswagen could prompt others Photo

The recent strike at the biggest carmaker in Slovakia may serve as a lesson for some, trade unionists in other companies agree.

Fico complains about unfair football rules Photo

But he has been silent about other scandals connected with football players.

l-r: Adam Zreľák, Robert Fico, Robert Kaliňák and Pavel Hapal