Croatia has relinquished to Slovenia the top billing as the favored destination for Czech tourists, according to news last week. With more than eight hundred and thirty thousand travellers from Czech Republic in 2015, Slovenia slid into the number one spot, according to the Czech Statistical Office.
A bit of bad news for Poland and Slovakia, a referendum vote from the Polish city of Krakow carried out May 26 tells of citizens in the Polish city wanting to withdraw a bid for the Winter Olympic Games in 2022, part of which was to have taken place in Slovakia.
The Košice Music Spring is the biggest classical music festival in Slovakia. Held in Košice, the music fest is a one week affair for 2014 from April through dates in May. Founded in 1956, the festival is one of the oldest music festivals in Slovakia and is considered the highlight of Kosice’s concert season.
Still going on in Slovakia, the annual Košice Day celebrations have been extended over nine days up until May 8th. This, the 19th year of the eastern Slovakian city is highlighted by the folklore, history, gastronomy, sport, and culture of this fascinating place.
The Winter Food Festival takes place this January 15 and February 15, showing off the top restaurants in Slovakia’s guide, Gurmán na Slovensku ( Gourmet in Slovakia). The festival presents restaurateur talents in atmosphere, professionalism, and of course, the extraordinary food of the country.
Though you may not realize it, Eastern Europe has some of the most exquisite hotel accomodations anywhere in the world. And, where relatively unsung excellence goes, the region has many small five star gems not many outside Europe have heard of. By way of revealing some of these, Argo Travel News presents; Marrol’s in Bratislava, Granary Suite Hotel in Wroclaw, Grand Hotel Toplice at Lake Bled, Villa Dubrovnik in Croatia, and Bulgarian ski resort Hotel Yastrebets.
Steeped in history and tradition and offering sights and sounds found no where else in the world, Eastern Europe is home to exotic cities and a beautiful landscape boasting famous rivers, towering mountains and incomparable beaches. Add to these draws a lower budget demand than travel to many other parts of the world and the lure of rugged Slovakia, quaint Romania and other Eastern European destinations can become almost overwhelming!
For those visiting Slovakia this week, the open air Pohoda Music Festival kicks off on this Thursday 7, July – Saturday the 9th of July. One of the largest such events in Slovakia, the festival features alternative music, rock, pop, dance music, world music, house, techno, drum and bass, hip hop, and even dance and literature workshops.
For your upcoming trip to Eastern Europe, Slovakia in particular, the Concours D´Elegance “Golden Ribbons” classic car show in Piešťany is a chance to kill two birds with one visit. Sponsored by the world famous Health Spa Piešťany, the show runs from June 2nd until June 5th.
ITF SlovakiaTour 2011 kicks off in Bratislava, Slovakia this month. From the 20th to the 23rd of January, Slovakia hosts one of Europe’s largest travel expos. Thousands of visitors are slated to attend this year’s event to see the latest travel exhibitions from industry leaders.
Slovakia, Europe’s most centrally located and one of the world’s fastest growing countries just may be the real estate investment Mecca of 2011. Vast governmental infrastructure projects, a revamping of many dated industries, and an already vibrant economy spell profit. Will Slovakia’s boom real estate market return along with other economic recovery? Why not?