Facts about Slovakia

Central Europe


Parliamentary republic




49,035 sq km

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Mountains of Slovakia

Greater Fatra Mountains

Access Ružomberok, Martin

Greater Fatra is a huge core mountain range in Slovakia characteristic by deep ravines and a big elevation gain. As it extends in Central Slovakia, Martin, Ružomberok, Turčianske Teplice and Banská Bystrica districts reach into its territory. Greater Fatra offers really beautiful panoramic views. The road from Banská Bystrica to Turčianske Teplice and Martin leads through this imposing Slovakia mountain chain. The journey is quite tough and curvy with big elevation gain. The road meanders through breathtaking sceneries at high attitudes surrounded by deep valleys and ravines.Greater Fatra is home to animals as brown bear or wolf.

Tourism in Greater Fatra

Slovakia Greater Fatra offers possibilities for all winter sports. Ski-lovers can enjoy snow and skiing in Ski Park Ružomberok, Jasenská Valley and other. You will love its impressive mountain ridges white in the winter and lovely green during your summer holiday in Slovakia

Greater Fatra is very rich in mineral waters. There is a Thermal water park Bešeňová situated only few kilometres from Ružomberok. Vlkolínec Village is an interesting cultural monument in Slovakia and the most visited tourist place in Greater Fatra. As a typical Slovak northern village with an old folk architecture it forms part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Vlkolínec lies about 15 km (9.3 mi) southwards from Ružomberok. The journey there is quite curvy. A yellow-marked hiking trail starting next to Áčko Hotel in Ružomberok and leading to Vlkolínec is quite easy. The way there and back takes about 4 hours.  

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