Zemplínska Šírava lures visitors with sand kingdom

Fairy-tale characters attract both children and adults.

(Source: Košice Region Tourism)
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Sand statues have arisen on the banks of Zemplínska Šírava in Kaluža resort. The theme of water dominates the sand kingdom with fairy-tale characters at Šírava.

The main one is the nice monster Matilda. Children would surely recognize the most famous fish in the world – Nemo and Dory. For those born earlier there is Popeye the Sailor with a great can of spinach.

The sand statue modelled after the famous Pirates of the Caribbean is also breathtaking. Poseidon, the legendary God of the Sea is also here and he is accompanied by the Little Mermaid.

Adam Bakoš's team created the statues. He is well-known as the creator of ice sculptures from Tatra Ide Dome. Admission is free.

The novelty this year is the Active X Zone where it is possible to raft, paddleboard, aquaskipper or aquazorbing, water football, climbing wall and an airsoft shooting gallery.

Every Saturday until August 11 there is a programme for the youngest children, between 3 pm and 6 pm it is possible to find hidden treasure, create colourful pictures from sand or modelling.

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