Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Slovakia.
The central European country of Slovakia was once part of the larger nation of Czechoslovakia until 1993, when it became an independent state alongside the Czech Republic. The official language is Slovak, though many people speak some English or German, especially in the major cities such as Bratislave or Kosice. Now a member of the EU, Slovakia is becoming more and more popular as a tourist destination, especially among young people travelling around Europe. It’s location between Austria, Poland, Hungary and the Ukraine makes it an ideal base for exploring many other diverse European nations.
Much of Bratislava had to be rebuilt following the Second World War, and there is a lot of grey and drab “Communist” architecture. However, many of the original medieval streets and buildings are still standing, if you look hard enough. Bratislava Castle is open to the public all year, and is home to the Slovak National Museum, as well as exhibitions about historical musical instruments and archaeology. The Novy Most, or “New Bridge” built in the 1970s, is one Bratislava’s more controversial landmarks, with many traditionalists calling for its demolition. You can take a lift up the flying saucer-shaped tower to enjoy a spectacular view over the city, however, and there is also a small restaurant at the top.
Slovakia’s second city, Kosice, is further east than Bratislava. The Gothic St Elizabeth’s cathedral is one of the highlights of this pleasant town, which unlike other former Communist cities has remained mostly unchanged since its medieval roots. The East Slovak museum not only features local artefacts but also one of the largest collections of gold coins in the world, discovered during a building project in 1935.
Slovakia is not just about cities and historical buildings. It is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by mountains, lakes and the River Danube. Strbske Pleso in the north is a small community in the Tatra Mountains on the shores of a large freshwater lake. This area of the landlocked country has become very popular in the summer, with locals as well as tourists, hoping to spend the weekend at the “beach”. The Dukla Pass, on the border with Poland, was the scene of a major battle in World War II. Aside from the presence of the memorial to those who died, it would be difficult to believe that fighting could have taken place in such a peaceful and beautiful location, high in the Carpathian Mountains. Finally, families should make a trip to the small town of Tatralandia, south of the Tatra Mountains, where there is a large outdoor aqua park, open all year round. Kids will enjoy the slides and play areas, while there are even relaxing thermal pools for Mums and Dads.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Slovakia? Then below is a selection of holiday villas in Slovakia and holiday apartments in Slovakia that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.
Liptovsky Mikulas, High Tatras
SLEEPS : 9
A lovely 4 bedroom chalet style skiing lodge, sleeps 8/9 - close to skiing...