All the way up in the north of Slovakia, you find the smallest national park in the country - the Pieniny National Park. This 37 square kilometer natural paradise shares its borders with Poland, where the park continues for another 23 square kilometer. If you find yourself up there, make sure you take the opportunity to explore the park by the traditional wooden rafts (plť) and, as we once did, on bike (which we rented from one of the pensions situated right at the banks of the Dunajec river).

After we took a trip across the water and back, we hopped on our ATBs and searched out one of the most beautiful monasteries I have seen so far - Červený Kláštor. It owes its name (“Red Monastery”) to the colour of the stones which the monastery is built of.


Pieniny National Park

Červený KláŠtor