Slovakia is located in the heart of Europe and is an increasingly popular destination. It is quite small, making it easy to explore. If you take advantage of car hire in Slovakia you will find many old and picturesque villages you can visit and stay overnight in. Prices in restaurants and for hotel accommodation are very reasonable throughout the country.
Slovakia's main airport is Bratislava Airport (BST), only 9 miles from the city. Slovakia car hire can be organised from the airport, though pick-up in Bratislava is also possible. You can travel at any time of year. The summer and spring are pleasant and warm and though the winters are cold, the covering of snow makes the cities and village look very attractive.
Bratislava is the country's capital and main tourist destination. The city is an interesting mix of old and new buildings and at its heart is the fascinating Old Town, which has impressive historic architecture. Because it's pedestrianised, this part of the city is wonderful for walking around. Bratislava also has a good nightlife, with many lively bars, clubs and restaurants.
Bratislava makes a good base from which to venture further afield and visit other attractions. Trencin Castle dates back to medieval times, when it served as a fortress. It has an impressive cliff-side location and is around 75 miles from Bratislava. Another popular town is Poprad, which is a good place to stay for those visiting the Tatras Mountains. Both these mountains and the Alps are accessible and have designated walking trails.
The Mala Fatra National Park and the Pieniny National Park also offer visitors the chance to see the Slovakian countryside. Mala Fatra is the country's biggest national park and the smaller Pieniny lies on the border with Poland.
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