Information about flights to Kosice
The proud European Capital of Culture in 2013, KoÅ¡ice, in lush eastern Slovakia, is known for its terrific historic district. Each September, it organises a superb wine-tasting festival, where visitors have the chance to taste some of Slovakia's best reds and whites, as well as many other acclaimed international wines. This delightful medieval city earned great wealth from its trade with Poland and Hungary in the late Middle Ages. Today, many people book direct flights to KoÅ¡ice International Airport, which is served by destinations such as London Luton Airport, Vienna and, Bergamo.
The East Slovak Museum
A good place to begin your itinerary is a trip to the East Slovak Museum, which is known for its elaborate Renaissance-style faÃ§ade and dates back to the 1870s. Here, you can learn about the medieval and modern history of KoÅ¡ice and the rest of eastern Slovakia, and observe some of its most precious treasures.
One of the great architectural wonders of KoÅ¡ice is its towering St Elisabeth Cathedral, which was completed more than 500 years ago. This finely preserved Gothic landmark received a significant renovation in the late 19th century, and is the largest church in the country.
More than 700 acres, KoÅ¡ice Zoo is the largest in the country, housing hundreds of animals. The family-themed attraction, which marked its 30th anniversary in 2015, protects more than 150 species, from parrots and lions to raccoons and brown bears.
A little further afield: SpiÅ¡ Castle
Take a day trip to this spectacular 12th-century castle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of Europe's biggest fortresses. Following a devastating fire in the 18th century, SpiÅ¡ Castle was reconstructed in later years, and offers phenomenal views of the mountains and striking rock formations.
Where to dine in KoÅ¡ice
If you're a fan of scrumptious Italian cuisine, you can go to the Pizzeria Zvon, or dine at the Stara Sypka restaurant or Krcma Letna for some inspiring local dishes. You could also treat yourself to some vibrant Indian dishes at the Passage 2 India restaurant, or enjoy wonderful Middle Eastern cuisine at the Burekas restaurant.
Accommodation – some suggestions
SoCompared to many other European cities, accommodation in KoÅ¡ice is generally very affordable and offers great value for money. Stay at the charming City Residence - Apartment Hotel, or choose the immaculate Bristol Hotel or the well-presented Hotel Yasmin KoÅ¡ice. Other highly regarded hotels in the city include the chic Doubletree by Hilton KoÅ¡ice and the luxury Golden Royal Boutique Hotel & Spa.