A landlocked country within Central Europe, Slovakia is surrounded by Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine. Offering a vivid history, natural beauty and great relaxation opportunities, the exotic landscape of Slovakia are covered by thousands of well marked hiking trails. Showcasing nine national parks along with the tallest parts of the Carpathian Mountain Range known as the High Tatras, Slovakia opens out large vistas for winter sports as well.
Apart from the rugged mountainous landscape to the north, Slovakia exhibits several caves, medieval castles, World-famous spas and towns which make for some of the most attractive tourist destinations. Considered as an advanced market driven economy, Slovakia adopted the Euro currency since 2009. Predominantly Christian, Slovakia is a member of the Schengen Agreement which cancels border controls between signatories of the treaty and makes access extremely convenient.