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.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:Discover natural wonders by footRead more 

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:The view from aboveRead more 

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.

Top stories

News digest: Fear of Covid vaccines behind low vaccination rate in Slovakia

PM does not expect national emergency to be declared. Romania toughens up rules for incomers from Slovakia. President will present her state of the republic address.


8 h
Most Slovak believe that “we” should also include foreigners, although they are quick to point out that efforts to integrate should be undertaken mainly by the foreigners themselves.

What Slovaks shouldn’t forget when they dream of the perfect foreigner

Bratislava’s mayor is right that integration is a two-way street, but even the capital still has some way to go to see foreigners as residents rather than just visitors.


12 h
Illustrative stock photo

Green pass is not enough. Some people will need to take a test when going to hospitals

The Sme daily sums up conditions for hospitalisations, hospital visits and treatment.


15 h
Brothers Peter and Pavol Hochschorners competed for the last time.

The golden era ends. Several water slalom legends retire from sport

The recent world championships in Čunovo marked the end of six Olympic medallists' careers. Others may follow next year.


15 h
Skryť Close ad