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The country in Europe where the official language is Slovak and the currency Euro (EUR), this is Slovakia.

Not only is Bratislava the capital city, but it is also one of the most visited tourist destinations by far.

Other cities which are good to explore are Bratislava, Kosice.

During your journey around Slovakia, you can try halušky, lokše, bryndzové pirohy, buchty, kotlíkový guláš and other local food.

If you arrive at Bratislava Airport (BTS) in Bratislava, which is also the biggest airport in the country, and you’re going to any other city, no worries. It takes a few hours to get to any city within the country.

Slovakia uses Euro. If you’re coming from a country where the currency is other than Euro, it would be a good idea to exchange money before visiting Slovakia.

Nowadays, almost 5.4 million residents live in Slovakia.

The official language of Slovakia is Slovak. Whilst the majority of individuals speak Slovak, it is usual to hear conversations in Hungarian, Rusyn, Czech, English, German – these are the languages most used in Slovakia.

Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic share borders with Slovakia.

Slovakia has temperate climate which is similar to the rest of countries in that part of the world. If you travel to Slovakia during the summer, then you don’t need to take warm clothes with you as the weather is usually nice and balmy. Although if you are arriving at the end of the summer you might want to bring a light jacket with you as it can get a bit cold in the evenings. Nevertheless, when you’re travelling to Slovakia we recommend you to check the weather forecast before your trip to be prepared for any situation.

Slovakia travel guide

How do you pay for public transport in Slovakia?
Public transport tickets vary in Slovakia. You can buy a ticket for a specific duration of your ride, for the number of stops, as well as daily and weekly passes. It is possible to buy a ticket at vending machines, kiosks, and from drivers – but in the latter case, the price will be higher.
Are taxis in Slovakia safe?
Using a taxi in Slovakia is safe, but don’t catch a taxi on the streets. It’s better to use applications. Street taxi drivers prefer to make money out of tourists and often cheat. Choose apps with a fixed price for a ride. The most common ones are Taxify and Hopin.
How cold does it get in Slovakia?
The coldest month in Slovakia is January. The temperature can drop to –10 degrees Celsius during the day. Be sure to take a down jacket and a warm hat with you if you visit Slovakia in winter!
How to get from the Bratislava airport to the city center?
Bratislava Airport (Letisko M.R. Stefanika) is located just 9 km from the city centre. You can easily get to or from it with bus 61. Bus 61N also runs at night. Bus 96 will take you to the Petržalka district. The ticket price is 0.90—1.20 euro, depending on the trip length.
How much money do I need in Slovakia?
Even in the centre of Bratislava, the cost of accommodation is low. Hostels start at 10 euro, a room in a hotel will cost at least 35 euro. If you need even cheaper accommodation, look for it in Ružinov, Nové Mesto, or Petržalka districts.
What is Slovakia known for?
Every year, starting from mid-September, the Slovak wineries participate in the Vinobranie young wine festival, where you can taste all the local wine varieties. One of the most popular young wines in Slovakia is burčiak.
Is it customary to tip in Slovakia?
In Slovakia, it is considered good practice to leave a 10-15% tip in cash, even if you pay for the order by card. Taxi drivers are also often tipped, rounding off the cost of the ride on the taximeter.
What is Slovakia famous for?
Slovakia is famous for its decent beer. The most famous local beer brand is Zlatý Bažant, you can find it in pubs and shops. Also, among the Slovak beer brands, the locals advise trying Urpiner, Steiger, and Šariš.
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