Slovakia Explorer is the first fully licensed tour operator to offer the chance to experience the easternmost part of the ancient route of St James, known as the Camino de Santiago in Slovakia. Under the guidance of our experienced team, you will soak up the atmosphere of gothic Slovakia and discover the tremendous natural, cultural, and spiritual assets that Eastern Slovakia has to offer. Your luggage will be transferred from point to point so you will only carry your daily pack, focusing instead on following the footsteps of St James.
On this Camino de Santiago walking tour in Slovakia, you’ll follow the ancient pilgrim walking route known as the Way of St. James across the spectacular Carpathian Mountains. From Kosice, the European capital of culture in 2013, you’ll walk the 100km route to the UNESCO medieval town of Levoca. Your precise starting point will be St Elizabeth’s Cathedral, the easternmost Gothic cathedral in Europe, and you´ll trek across eastern Slovakia to reach the basilica of St James, home to the biggest wooden altar in the world. This route is a tremendous combination of natural treasures, cultural highlights, and pilgrimage sites in gothic Slovakia. It’s officially connected with the international routes of St. James, Europe´s most popular pilgrim walking route, which stretches across Europe all the way to the Spanish cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, home to the tomb of the apostle of St James.
Over eight days you’ll experience:
- The city of Kosice, which was the European capital of culture in 2013.
- The beautiful Carpathian Mountains and their unspoilt natural beauty.
- Spectacular views over mountain villages, medieval mining towns, and the majestic High Tatras.
- Spissky Castle, the biggest in central-eastern Europe.
- Spissky Jerusalem – a unique area reminiscent of ancient Jerusalem.
- Slovak Paradise national park with the highest concentration of rare plants per square metre in Europe.
- Levoca and Saint Mary’s Hill – one of the oldest pilgrim sites in Slovakia.