Feel the enchantment of the pristine mountain lake
At 1346 meters above the sea level, Štrbské pleso is the highest located village in the High Tatras and belongs to one of the top tourist destinations in the region. It is very popular with tourists who fall in love with the enchanting atmosphere of the pristine mountain lake of glacial origin surrounded by breathtaking peaks. Thanks to the great climate and location, Štrbské Pleso became a well-known centre for people suffering from respiratory problems. Apart from leisure strolls around the lake, the resort is an ideal starting point for many hikes and climbs and offers 9 km of easy to medium difficult ski tracks, as well as 8 professional groomed cross-country skiing tracks.
The ever-popular skiing and hiking resort
The easternmost tourist centre in the High Tatras is located on the foot of Mt. Lomnický štít, the second highest peak in Slovakia. It is a skiing and hiking resort, best known for the cable car to Mt. Lomnický štít, one of the steepest in Europe and remarkable for its lack of support pylons between the two stations. The highest located and steepest slope at Lomnické sedlo (2190 m above sea level) will please even the most demanding skiers.
The oldest mountain settlement
The oldest settlement in the High Tatras is a key centre and the most significant part of the national park. It was founded in 1793 at the mineral spring which has been refreshing passing tourists until today. It´s the architecture what makes Starý Smokovec special – the dominant feature is the Grandhotel Smokovec, built in 1904 in Art Nouveau style as well as renovated historical villas with the spirit of old times. Hrebienok, an important starting point for hikes and climbs into the heart of the mountains, can be reached after an 8-minute drive by a funicular from Starý Smokovec.
Take a scenic hiking route
Hrebienok (1,285m) is a very popular tourist destination in the High Tatras. The oldest tourist centre Starý Smokovec is a significant crossing station of the town of Vysoké Tatry. Take a funicular from Starý Smokovec to Hrebienok at the altitude of 1,272 m - a popular starting point for hiking trips to valleys of Veľká and Malá Studená dolina or to Slavkovský štít (peak). Hrebienok is an ideal choice in winter, because you will experience the unique Tatry Ice Master event, and you can also visit the unique ice church – the Tatra Dome.
The Liptov Sea
The Liptovská Mara dam, often called „The Liptov Sea” is a sought-after tourist destination under the peaks of the Tatras. The largest water reservoir in Slovakia with its numerous possibilities is a real summer holiday hotspot with great possibilities. Yachting, biking, walking, beaches, sightseeing boats, minigolf, windsurfing and many more activities are offered around the dam.
Relax in healing water
The small village of Lúčky is situated in a quiet valley, among the forests of the Choč mountains. The area will be appreciated by all who want to relax and rest undisturbed. The village is known for its medical spa – the healing water of the spa is used to treat gynaecological, neurological and occupational diseases as well as musculoskeletal disorders. The great attraction of the spa in Lúčky, Aqua-Vitel Park features several pools with water attractions and sauna world. The sitting pool is fed by healing thermal water with a temperature of 36 – 38 °C.
Gateway to the new world
Set in the scenic location of the Jánska valley, the village of Liptovský Ján is a gateway to the world of history, architecture, thermal waters, hunting, fishing, hiking and fascinating underground caves. In summer the thermal bath, situated at the entrance of the Janská valley, offers undisturbed relax in four swimming pools with thermal healing water.
Most popular ski resort
With its length of 15 km, the valley of Demänovská dolina is known as the most famous and most visited valley in the Low Tatras. For a long time, the valley was known for the two world famous caves, the Ice Cave and the Cave of Freedom which form the longest cave system in Slovakia. The higher part of the valley – Jasná – is the largest and most popular ski resort in Slovakia. Plenty of cable cars, ski lifts and idyllic slopes offer excellent conditions for skiers of all kinds. Thousands of beds in hotels, pensions, chalets and apartments of all categories are available throughout the valley.
Gateway to Liptov
Liptovský Mikuláš, a cosy small town with about 32 000 inhabitants situated in northern Slovakia is the cultural, economic and tourist centre of the central Liptov region. Its location near to the eastern bank of the water dam Liptovská Mara, the vicinity of the Low Tatras national park, the West Tatras and the Choč Mountains have literally predetermined this town to become one of the most important tourist centres in Slovakia. The surroundings are full of attractive spots – hiking paths, cycting tracks, ski resort Jasna, thermal aquaparks, caves, folk architecture centres, the UNESCO settlement Vlkolinec, the Liptovska Mara water reservoir and many others attract tourists all year round.
Gateway to High Tatras
The city at the foot of High Tatras mountainrange is famous for its historical centre and as a gateway to the High Tatras – the distance from the city itself to the closest mountain resort Stary Smokovec is only 13 km and is easily reachable by the Tatra Electric Railway.There are regular flights to Poprad airport 3 times weekly from London, as well as charter flights from Riga, Kiev and Tel Aviv. The most visited tourist attraction in Poprad is the AquaCity ecological resort, which provides hotel accommodation, relax, wellness and congress services, as well as an aquapark with 13 outdoor and indoor pools with water attractions and waterslides, a cryotherapy center and sport facilities.