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Čičmany travel tips

Getting there

By bus: From Žilina, buses take about 50 minutes and drop you off at the road leading into the village, which is seven kilometres away. From here, you can either walk into town (an hour and a half), or wait for a local bus.

By car: From Žilina, follow highway 64 south towards Prievidza, then turn right when you see the signs for Čičmany. Trip takes about 30 minutes.


Penzión Katka, Čičmany. Tel: 041/ 549-2132. In Summer 250 Sk, in Winter 280 Sk per person. Breakfast: 70-80 Sk. Your chance to sleep in one of Čičmany's painted houses.

Penzión Javorina, Čičmany. Tel: 041/ 549-2109. Fax: 041/ 542-2192. Double: 500 Sk, Apartment: 1,000 Sk. Breakfast: 60 Sk. Wine cellar, billiard.

These articles and related information were published in Spectacular Slovakia 2002.

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