The Tatra mountains are a majestic symbol of Slovakia, mysterious and full of breathtaking corners. People from all over the world have been coming to admire them for centuries. They wish to see sharp peaks and deep valleys, climb to the highest peak, breathe fresh air, refresh themselves with clear water of a Tatra tarn or admire cultural heritage lying at their feet. Discover natural sources of endless relaxation, open new horizons and recharge your batteries in a region that has a high concentration of both natural and cultural attractions, on a relatively small area.
There are four national parks within a 50 km radius – the Pieniny Mts., The Slovak Paradise, the High and the Low Tatras, all typical for enchanting natural beauty. Their mysterious peaks, picturesque valleys, ever changing forests and turquoise blue tarns will please each soul longing for harmony and beauty.
Fauna and flora
The natural reservoir of the Tatra region is home to unique plant and animal species, some of which can be found in this area only. Patient observers can notice the symbols of the Tatras – chamois, marmots and golden eagles. Wolves, lynxes and brown bears protect their territories in a shroud of secrecy. Rocky peaks are decorated with unique flowers such as gentian, edelweiss, alpine bell flower, delphinium, doronicum styriacum and many others.
Mother Nature concealed more than 5,000 caves and thermal springs in the territory of Slovakia. Some of the most beautiful ones can be found near the Tatras, such as Belianska jaskyňa and Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa (ice cave). Discover the underground wealth of stunning beauty and benefit from healing thermal springs rising from deep beneath the plains of the Tatras, which literally swim on a huge thermal lake. Their healing waters supply five nearby water parks and spa resorts used for relaxation and recharging of one´s batteries.
Various cultures have been meeting under the Tatras from of old, leaving a cultural heritage behind, with historic buildings, castles or churches. Some of them have become part of the UNESCO heritage due to their precious historical value, such as the Spiš castle – the largest castle ruin in Central Europe, the historical centre of Levoča, the castle of Ľubovňa or the largest wooden church of Saint Jacob.