Fly to Košice, Slovakia
Košice is the largest city in eastern Slovakia, this place has a well-preserved historical centre. With many architectural sites that tell a story of this city's rich heritage-which is why it has become a major tourist attraction, and it is often referred to as Slovakia's hidden gem.
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Why visit Košice?
- This city is a real jewel among the Slovak towns!
- Košice is known for having the best entertainment in the East!
- It is undoubtedly the most beautiful city with an impressive history!
The best time to visit Košice is during May-September as the average temperatures are a little cooler and it is pleasant enough to enjoy your holiday. During March, April, October and November the temperatures are fairly cool. If you do not mind the cold then you should definitely visit during December-February, and be prepared because it is cold.
Hungarian is the official language spoken in Košice, and other languages like Slovak, and German are also understood and spoken in this city.
- Košice has the biggest zoo in Central Europe.
- The city centre features Slovakia's longest promenade.
- The famous Košice Peace Marathon is Europe's oldest marathon, and the second oldest in the world.
Košice is known for having some amazing sites throughout the city. Famous historic sites include places like St.Elisabeth Cathedral, St. Urban Tower, East Slovak Museum, Spiš Castle, and Košice zoo.
Travellers will be able to find various entertainment options in the town. The night life in Košice is not very active as most of the restaurants and clubs close before midnight, but they have great cinemas, bars and pubs, and several vibrant night clubs.
Košice is a perfect place to over indulge, as Slovak food is hearty with strong cultural roots. The cuisine in this city is based heavily on meat, potatoes, dumplings, cheese, and salads are something that is not considered to be very traditional.
The biggest meal of the day traditionally is lunch, so when you want a good hearty Slovakian dish you should go to famous restaurants like Hotel Bristol, Carpano, Republika Vychodu, Krama Letna, and Staromestska Pivaren.
The majority of Slovaks belong to the Roman Catholic church, and it is considered to be very religious and conservative because all the places are known to close before midnight in the city.
Košice is still a very exciting and charming place with so much to do. In 2013 it was announced as the European Capital of Culture, for having one of the best preserved historical centres in Slovakia.
This is a very safe city, although it is advised to avoid parks and train stations at night, and it is not recommended for a women to be alone at night. Other than this Košice is a city that can be enjoyed without any fear, people are generally very friendly and welcoming.
Košice International Airport (code: KSC) is an international airport that serves Košice in Slovakia. This airport is the second largest international airport in Slovakia.Food and drink
The restaurants that are available in the airport include, Restaurant Steward, Snack Bar Steward, Snack Bar Dolly and Propeller Bistro.Lost luggage
If any item of luggage is lost you should contact the Lost & Found offices which is located in the airport (Telephone: +421 55 6832360/ +421 918 111 750)Airport hotels
The hotels that are located near the airport include Hotel Doubletree by Hilton Košice, Boutique Hotel Bristol, Košice Hotel.Airport hub
Košice International Airport (code: KSC) is a hub for Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Bulgarian Air Charter, Czech Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Nesma Airlines, Smartwings, Travel Service Slovakia, and Wizz Air.Car Hire
The main car hire dealerships located at the airport include Avis, Buchbinder, Budget, DKauto, Europcar, Hertz, M&M Auto, and SIXT.
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