Slovakia is in the Euro zone, but still represents excellent value for money and the capital of Bratislava is becoming a popular alternative Euro city break destination. In summer and autumn Slovakia offers cultural, walking and activity holidays, whist in winter ski holidays in Slovakia are a great option, with ski passes and lessons costing considerably less than in western Europe. Slovakia's picturesque High Tatra Mountains feature stunning scenery including waterfalls, lakes, valleys, forests, mountain tarns and snowy peaks as well as wildlife that has long since fled the west, such as brown bears, wolves and lynx.
Slovakia Essential Information:
Languages: Slovak. To learn the basics visit www.bbc.co.uk/languages.
International dialling code: +421
Currency: Slovakia uses the Euro. For up to date exchange rates visit: www.xe.com/ucc.