Since becoming independent of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Slovakia has flourished economically and is now attracting visitors from all over Europe and the world. With annual tourist figures reaching 2 million, more and more people are enjoying the cities, culture, mountains and natural landscapes of this landlocked country. Out of the country's total population of 5.5 million, almost 500,000 live in the capital city of Bratislava. This is a city famous for its striking architecture including many castles, cathedrals, parks and lakes. Many of the finest serviced apartments in Slovakia are found in the baroque town houses of the capital.

The best time to visit Slovakia is certainly during the typical European summer months of June, July and August when average temperatures reach 20°C. There are several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country including the Caves of the Slovak Karst and the primaeval beech forests of Poloniny National Park and the Vihorlat Mountains. The heavily forested landscape of Slovakia is also home to varied wildlife including wolves, wild boars and brown bears making guided tours in the countryside an excellent idea. The country also has an impressive number of ski resorts such as Jasná and Donovaly as well as some wonderfully relaxing spa resorts.

Cities of Slovakia