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Zemplínska Šírava

Lake, Dam

In the northern part of the lowland Východoslovenská nížina, the water reservoir attracts in summer season. Due to its very favourable local climate, it is widely used for recreation.

It was constructed in the 1960s and it is situated on the bottom of a large depression. In the past, the locality was called the "mud of Vihorlat". The water reservoir is comparatively shallow, its depth reaches only the maximum of 3.5 metres and the area of its surface is between 22 and 35 square kilometres.

Accommodation and catering facilities are situated mostly on the northern waterside. Among the most popular tourist centres are Hôrka, Kaluža, Paľkov and Kamenec. Rent of boats, water bicycles, scooters, skis and windsurfs is available. The tourist communes are ideal starting points for hiking in the mountains Vihorlatské vrchy. Sightseeing around the lake is also provided on boats that start from the local port. Excellent fishing is one of its attractions as well.

The eastern and shallower part of the reservoir (about one fifth of its total area) coincides with the protected Ornithological Reserve. Almost 100 species of waterfowl including some highly rare ones were identified here.

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Sninský kameň

Sninský kameň

Prírodná pamiatka Sninský kameň sa nachádza v pohorí Vihorlat v katastri obce Zemplínske Hámre. Pre veľký vedecký a kultúrno-spoločenský význam bol Sninský kameň vyhlásený v roku 1982 za Chránený prírodný výtvor. V súčasnosti možno Sninský kameň nájsť ako prírodnú pamiatku, ktorú tvorí tzv. neplodná plocha (skala) obklopená ochranným lesom.

Alcea – Požičovňa lodí

Alcea – Požičovňa lodí

Splavte s nami zemplínske rieky Ondavu, Laborec, Topľu, Cirochu, Latoricu. Požičiame Vám kanoe s príslušenstvom a dopravíme ich na miesto štartu a z miesta cieľa. Vybrané úseky riek sú vhodné aj pre úplných začiatočníkov. Možnosť viacdenných splavov.

Vihorlatská hvezdáreň Observatory in Humenné

Vihorlatská hvezdáreň Observatory in Humenné

Vihorlatská hvezdáreň Observatory in Humenné is a regional specialized scientific-research and cultural and educational institution focusing on astronomy and related natural sciences.

Hotel Mousson ****

Hotel Mousson ****

This air-conditioned 4-star hotel is 1.5 km away from the Main Train Station in Michalovce and a 20-minute walk from the Zemplin Museum.

Nová Zem Ranch

Nová Zem Ranch

Featuring a garden and a seasonal outdoor pool Ranč Nová Zem offers accommodation in Blatná Polianka. Uzhhorod is 16 km away.

Hotel Eurobus ***

Hotel Eurobus ***

Situated by the Zemplínska Šírava Lake and recreational area and the Vinné Lake reachable within 6 km, Hotel Eurobus offers accommodation in rooms and apartments, a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a terrace.

Pension Anima

Pension Anima

Located within one kilometer of Zemplinska Sirava, Penzión Anima in Kaluža features a number of amenities including barbecue facilities. Featuring a shared lounge, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Guests can dine in the restaurant or a drink at the bar and free WiFi is available.

Hotel Glamour ****

Hotel Glamour ****

Hotel Glamour **** is a modern, comfortable 4-star hotel situated in attractive surrounding on the side of Zemplínska Šírava. High standard of services will be appreciated by families with children, lovers of leisure activities, relax, tourism, as well as companies organizing teambuilding activities and business meetings.

Wellness Hotel Vinnay ***

Wellness Hotel Vinnay ***

Wellness Hotel Vinnay is located on the shore of Vinianske Lake, 8 km from Michalovce and 2 km from the Zemplínska Šírava Thermal Park in a recreational area of Zeplinska Sirava. It features modern rooms, a lá carte restaurant with a spacious terrace where you can enjoy lake views. Hotel also offers a wellness centres, a private beach with sunbeds in summer season, a pool for children as well as a kid´s corner.

Hotel Družba ***

Hotel Družba ***

Hotel Družba**** is a city hotel, with an ideal location in the center of the city. This fixed star of the hotels in Michalovce and wide area, thanks to its long tradition and modern services is ranking among the top accommodation in the region.

Hotel Mousson ****

Hotel Mousson ****

This air-conditioned 4-star hotel is 1.5 km away from the Main Train Station in Michalovce and a 20-minute walk from the Zemplin Museum.

Pension Biela Labuť

Pension Biela Labuť

Penzión ponúka vďaka dlhoročnej tradícii vysokú úroveň ubytovacích a stravovacích služieb, ktoré naši klienti opakovane vyhľadávajú pri návšteve Michaloviec, dovolenke na Zemplínskej Šírave, či obchodných jednaniach v regióne.

Hotel Slnečný Dvor **

Hotel Slnečný Dvor **

Located in the outskirts of Michalovce town and the Zemplinska Sirava Lake reachable within 15 km, Hotel Slnecny Dvor offers en-suite accommodation, a restaurant, a bar, a terrace, a garden and an on-site art cafe with billiards.

Thermalpark Šírava

Thermalpark Šírava

Thermalpark Šírava is a modern thermal park on the shores of the Zemplínska šírava dam in the village of Kaluža. It is situated on a picturesque peninsula called Medvedia hora (Bear Mountain), which is considered one of the most beautiful places at Zemplínska šírava.

The Viniansky Castle

The Viniansky Castle

The castle is situated north-west of the East-Slovakian village Vinné.

Zemplín Museum Michalovce

Zemplín Museum Michalovce

At the Zemplín Museum you can learn all the necessary information about cultural, historical and economic development of Zemplín region as well as its animate and inanimate nature. It is situated in a manor house, which is a cultural monument. The museum was founded in 1957. It contains several permanent expositions and often it is a place where other exhibitions are held.

The Manor House Michalovce

The Manor House Michalovce

The most attractive cultural monument of the town Michalovce in the east of Slovakia is its manor house. It stands in the middle of the town on the bank of the Laborec river, on the site of the old water castle, which protected the territory against the enemy assaults.

Guitar Museum in Sobrance

Guitar Museum in Sobrance

Do you think that the guitar is a unique musical instrument and that it deserves its own museum?! All guitar fans should expect something of rare occurrence in the town of Sobrance. The museum includes approximately 200 guitars of a total of 1,000 exhibits that can hardly be seen together in any other place, as it is the only guitar museum in Europe and only the second worldwide!

Castle Jasenov

Castle Jasenov

South of Humenné in wonderful woods of the Humenské vrchy Mts. are the ruins of the castle called Jasenov from the 13th century.

Castle Brekov

Castle Brekov

Fans of history will perhaps like to ascend to the ruins of the Brekov Castle rising above the town Humenné on top of the andesite rock with a nice view of the environs, including the towns of Humenné and Strážske.

Manor House Humenné

Manor House Humenné

The town Humenné is situated on the middle reach of the Laborec river in the east of Slovakia and it has an originally Renaissance manor house. In the 19th century the manor was reconstructed in the Baroque style, which imitates the French architecture.

Nová Sedlica - church of St Michael the Archangel

Nová Sedlica - church of St Michael the Archangel

The Greek Catholic wooden church of St Michael the Archangel was built in 1764. It is a log building of the Lemko type, which consists of three parts and three towers. Iconostas is from the 18th century, some icons are even older - from the 16th and 17th centuries. The building part of the exhibition of popular architecture and dwelling of theMuseum in Humenné inhabits it since 1974-1977 when it was moved there.

Church of the relics of St. Nicholas

Church of the relics of St. Nicholas

The Greek Catholic wooden Church of the relics of St. Nicholas the Bishop (Chrám Prenesenia ostatkov sv. Mikuláša – biskupa) was included in 2008, along with seven wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area, on the UNESCO Word Heritage List.

Hrabová Roztoka - Greek Catholic wooden church of St Basil the Great

Hrabová Roztoka - Greek Catholic wooden church of St Basil the Great

The Greek Catholic wooden church of St Basil the Great from 1750. This three-space log building is covered by shingle roof with two little towers. Interior is mostly in the Baroque style from the 18th century. Iconostas is somewhat younger and it dates to the end of the 18th century. Interior also contains an interesting cupboard made in the Gothic style.

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