5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY VISIT KOSICE, SLOVAKIA
Written by Jay Ho
See the largest Gothic cathedral in Eastern Europe. Walk through one of the most beautiful opera houses with an illuminated water fountain. Walk through winding crooked alleys with charming and small historic buildings. Find yourself in hidden backyards with shadowy restaurant tables under trees. Eat ridiculously cheap food at delicious local restaurants.
Come visit Kosice, the “secret” capital of Slovakia. Here are the top 5 reasons why you absolutely must visit this place:
Despite going through tremendous modernisation post World War II, Slovakia it retains much of the beautiful Stalinist architecture that leaves tourists awestruck. The castle of Spis, Jacob’s Palace and Dominican Church are outstanding pieces of history left to be marvelled.
2. Adventure Seekers Rejoice
If you like chasing sunrises, the hiking spots in the Low Tatras and Slovensky Raj are the place to be. You can also go skiing, mountain biking and river rafting for much cheaper than in Western Europe. Horse lovers can go on countryside tours that will remind you of a quaint place like Provence.
3. Geology Rocks
Slovakia has a huge variety of attractions for its tourists. Unwind in the Korytnica Spa which is one of Slovakia’s oldest spas. Located in the National Park under Low Tatras, the place is easily accessible and offers mineral massages and swimming. You can also explore the mysteries of nature at the Domica Cave or the Dobsinska Ice Cave which is out of this world.
4. Simple Yet Delicious Food
Slovakian cuisine is simple yet delicious. Try all of the stews, soups and dumplings. You must try the Bryndzové halusky and Sulance which are the national dishes of Slovakia.
5. Cheap Luxury Holiday
The financial benefit of going to Eastern Europe for holidays is that it is cheap as chips compared to Western Europe. For £159 gets you return flights and 3 nights stay a top rated Villa in Kosice. You would be lucky to spend less than £400 for a place like this in Paris.
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