Where is it: Slovakia is located in central Europe, south of Poland.
Why do people go here: Lots of museums, lots of castles and lots of hiking.
What are the main entry points: Trains from Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic to Bratislava are common
Currency used: Slovak koruna
Country Code for Phones: 421
Area codes for Major Cities: Bratislava 7
Religion: Roman Catholic 60.3%, atheist 9.7%, Protestant 8.4%, Orthodox 4.1%, other 17.5%
Population: 5.4 million
Ethnic Breakdown: 85.8% Slovak, 9.5% Hungarian, 1.9% Roma, 2.8% other minority groups
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Languages: Slovak (official), Hungarian
Major Cities: Bratislava
Attractions: Castles, Alpine Mountains, Countryside
Tourism Office locations and links: Slovak Tourist Club Junï¿½ckï¿½ 6 83280 Bratislaval; //www.sacr.sk/ //www.tatry.sk/
Off-the-Beaten-Path: Cerveny Kamen castle, Maninska tiesnava
Health Issues: No vaccines are required to visit Slovakia
Tips for Visiting
When to go: May and June are best due to warmer temps, open tourist attractions and less crowding
Common Phrases: Yes = Ano, No = Nie, Please = Prosim, Thank you = Dakujem
Specific Events/Holidays: Founding of the Republic, 3 September (301)
Getting Around: If you must take a bus, save money by traveling on the weekend. Otherwise, the cheaper train is your best option for getting around the country
Good to know: If taking a train from Prague to Budapest, Eurail does not cover Slovakia (or Prague), no matter what people may tell you. Buy a ticket.
Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Slovakia is the M. R. Štefánik Airport.
Need more information?: Check out the Slovakia travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.