Slovakia is a country in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometers. Slovakia is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. The largest city is the capital, Bratislava.
Slovakia offers natural landscapes, mountains, caves, medieval castles and towns, folk architecture, spas and ski resorts.
More than 1.6 million people visit Slovakia annually and the most attractive destinations are the capital Bratislava and the High Tatras, a mountain range along the border of northern Slovakia and southern Poland.
The High Tatras are dotted with villages with deep peasant traditions although the landscape was ravaged by a merciless wind storm in 2004. Liptov, at the foot of the Low Tatras, is a popular destination with a rich history, beautiful greenery, mountain streams and caves.
Numerous restaurants offer typical Slovak food & drinks. Slovak food is hearty, typical of a country with strong rural roots. It is heavy on meat (especially pork), potatoes, dumplings, thick sauces and cheeses. If you’re looking for vegetables – there’s always cabbage, often in the form of sauerkraut.