These articles were published in the Spectacular Slovakia travel guide, published annually by The Slovak Spectator since 1996. The latest editions can be obtained from our online shop.

Prešov Region


The north-east Prešov Region is Slovakia's most physically spectacular, but poor and sparsely settled as well. It borders on Poland and Ukraine, and contains five national parks. Less than half of the inhabitants of the region live in urban settings.

The main rivers in the region are the Poprad, which flows north through Kežmarok into Poland, and the Topľa, which flows south from the Polish border through Bardejov and Vranov nad Topľou to eventually join the Bodrog into Hungary.

The region is perhaps the richest in terms of manmade lakes, with the Zemplínska šírava resort near Michalovce, the Veľká Domaša reservoir between Vranov and Svidník, and the Starina reservoir in the beautiful Bukovské vrchy (Bukovské hills) north of Stakčín.

Getting there

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Hyperlinks to the selected articles about places from the region

Bardejovské Kúpele
Hanušovce nad Topľou
The High Tatras
Uličské Krivé
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These articles and related information were published in Spectacular Slovakia 2009, which you can obtain from our online shop.

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