Beautiful views, unique monuments, 11-pound treasure, picturesque caves and .. a monument of folk architecture in a skyscraper or military barracks converted into a cultural center. Kosice Country (that is teh official name of the region) is a region full of contrasts and surprises, which is becoming increasingly popular among tourists who discover Slovakia, step by step. LOT Polish Airlines offer cheap air tickets to Kosice, so if you want to see really extraordinarily place, do not wait and find suitable connection.
The symbols of the city
When you come to Kosice, the first thing you see is dominant over the city The St. Elizabeth Cathedral. There you should follow first steps.
This Gothic building is the largest Catholic church in Slovakia. Arouses the admiration of his monumental and rich ornamentation. It was built over a century - in the years 1378 - 1508. The eye-catcher is soaring south tower, dating from 1461 years. Smaller, northern tower, dates from 1775.The next must-see of the city is Košice Golden Treasure, located in the Museum of Eastern Slovakia. Although it sounds a little fairy, indeed it is one of the largest such finds in Europe and even the world. The next must-see of the city is Košice Golden Treasure, located in the Museum of Eastern Slovakia. Although it sounds a little fairy, indeed it is one of the largest such finds in Europe and even the world. tourists love to this place and you certainly also you will be delighted.
The Old Town
After these "mandatory" attractions is worth a walk old town and the beautiful streets of the city. You can stop for a while at the "singing fountain" - streams of water shoot up here to the accompaniment of music. One of the most charming streets of Kosice is the Street of Crafts. You can get a beautiful ceramic straight from the potter (and look into his workshop) or unique artistic products straight from the blacksmith. While in Kosice should see one attraction completely "from another barrel." At Dargovskich Hrdinov (Dargowskich Heroes) estate is one of a kind "work of art" - Monument of Folk Architecture, which is impossible not to notice. because these are... three wooden barns on the roof of 12-storey building at Lidicka Street. Perhaps this is not the most beautiful attraction, but certainly the most original.
Expedition with adrenaline
Košice country is not only the city of Kosice. Active guests can spend time in the national parks of the unique nature. One of the most attractive is the National Park Slovak, with fairytale waterfalls, gorges, bridges and trails, carrying ladders. Another attraction of the region are the caves are stored on the UNESCO list. During the summer days you can cool off in the Dobšinská Ice Cave is one of the most beautiful underground caves - Domica Cave. Those who like to experience mixed with adrenaline should visit the Krásnohorská Cave in the Slovak Karst. Krásnohorská Cave is located in the slope of the plateau Silitski, in the village Krásnohorská Dlhá Lúka. The length of her all discovered so far corridors is nearly 1.3 km. As you can see in Kosice you can not get bored, so do not wait and visit this city. With direct flight to Kosice from Warsaw, it is easier than you think.
Kosice, the second largest city in Slovakia (the biggest is Bratislava) is the place where - as they say its inhabitants - West meets the East, and the history meets the present. For many centuries, the region was in the hands of different kingdoms, countries and cultures, as seen most clearly in the city. The city is definitely worth a visit, which is easier than you think thanks to LOT Polish Airlines and direct flights to Kosice. Flying from Warsaw, you will land at the Kosice International Airport, so let's know something about this place.
The airport was built in 1954, in the Barca village, near Kosice. The first flight was to Prague in 1955. In 1962, the airport was carried out serious reforms, which have strengthened its position. Today, it is the second largest international airport in Slovakia. The airport is located only 8 km from the city center, about 10 minutes away by car. It is one of the best located airports in Europe in terms of distance from the city. In 2015 Kosice Airport handled over 400 thousand passengers. The airport is served by 10 airlines, one of them is LOT Polish Airlines which offer cheap flight to Kosice from Poland. The current terminal was built in 2001-2004. Usable terminal space is 4569 square metres, including 3530 square metres is intended for passengers. The terminal is located 8 stations for check-in, 6 gates and two arrivals halls. The airport’s restaurant is open daily from 5.00 to 23.00, a café and a bar. There are also shops where you can buy cosmetics, perfumes, sweets, alcohol and tobacco products, as well as souvenirs.
How to get to the city center
The airport is located 6 km south of the city center (St. Stephen's Cathedral. Elizabeth) between the two peripheral districts of the city Kosice - Barca and Kosice - Peres. Driving Directions: The airport is located 2 km west of the expressway 50 (European route E571) from Kosice to Rožňava, just 10 minutes by car from the center of Kosice and 20 minutes from the border with Hungary. To the west of the airport road passes 68 (E71). At the airport in Kosice there are three parking lots: Pole P1 field p2, p3 field. on all car parks first 10 minutes is free. For people with disabilities first two hours free. In the case of long-term parking in the parking space must be reserved in advance by telephone. Phone numbers can be found on the airport’s website
You may be surprised, but public transport is well developed in Slovakia. Buses run frequently and regularly, and I'll take you in every place in Kosice. From the airport to the city center runs the city bus DPMK 23. The journey time to the end stop (Pri hati) is 21 minutes. The bus runs daily from 6:10 to 22:15. Pri hati bus from the airport runs daily from 5:24 to 21:21 (to 21:19 on weekends). More information can be found on the website of the airport.
You can also use taxis. The VIP Taxi corporation is the official partner of the Kosice airport, The taxi rank is in front of terminal 2. The trip to the city center will take you about 10 minutes.
It is no coincidence that Kosice is on the border of the Schengen area and that in 2013 the status of European Capital of Culture. The city is full of life and attracts many young people. Being here you can see and admire beautiful monuments, ancient monuments, interesting museums.
A later admire the beauty of nature and actively spend time, such as earning caves. After all, go up to the hotel for a short rest and then have fun till the morning in one of the trendy cafes. So if you already have a flight tickets to Kosic, its time for looking for accommodation.
Most people probably will not have problems with the reservation of accommodation in Kosice. Nevertheless, you should think about this before and, for example, to find an accommodation when you are buying tickets to Kosice. Kosice has many hotels, motels, B&B or smaller lodggie. There are also luxury apartments or hotels world-class. Accommodation prices are varied in Kosice, you can find both cheaper and more expensive accommodation, so every traveler will find suitable accommodation for themselves. Accommodations are located in different parts of the city, in the center, as well as on its outskirts. People who depend on affordable accommodation, especially should focus on finding accommodation in smaller hotels or motels. Prices of such accommodation are really affordable, and comfort is also not bad. Cheaper accommodation can be found not only on the outskirts of Kosice, because in the very center of the city is also located quite a lot of cheap accommodation.
Searching by LOT
If it is your first time in Kosice, no doubt you want to find a proven and safe accommodation. Not having much knowledge about accommodation in Kosice, it is good to get know about accommodation that come from a reliable source. On LOT’s website you can find a search for accommodation, which are only tested and reliable accommodation in Kosice. There are a lot of them because the accommodation base of LOT Polish Airlines is really a large and constantly growing. Any offer of accommodation found using the search engine for accommodation PLL LOT is worthy of interest. Many of them are characterized by a low, affordable price, while others put on comfort and luxury.
When you find the hotel already, you can focus on relaxing and vacationing. After sightseeing, you can go to one of the numerous taverns and inns in the area, where await us delicious regional specialties. The area has also hosted a lot of events. Adults can choose, for example beer festival, organized by a local craft brewery Kaltenecker. Guests can choose from a wide range of beer from the brewery.
Satisfied will also be fans another drink - wine. If you are one of them should go to the south of the region. Not everyone knows that it is in Slovakia there is a large part of the Tokaj wine region, wrongly associated only with Hungary. It is here that created the famous drink with this name. It can be produced only three grape varieties, not growing anywhere else, only in the Tokaj.
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