• Košice - main street
  • Košice Dóm sv. Alžbety
  • tokaj_1_corr
  • tokaj_2_corr
  • hdr_up_corr
  • hdr_up_2_corr
  • hdr_up_3_corr
  • jelsovy potok_corr
  • talc_Gemerska Poloma_corr
  • Nizny Hrabovec
A variety of social and accompanying persons' activities is planned.
 
Social programme
 
Monday 4th July  - Welcome reception - 19.00-21.00
 
Tuesday 5th July - Poster session (beer and refreshment) - 18.00-20.00
 
Wednesday 6th July - Free afternoon with possibility to attend
                                   1. Guided tour to Košice downtown (free of charge)
                                   2. Zádielska Ravine (see below)
                                   3. Field trip to Zeolite deposit and Tokaj wine region (see Field trip menu)
 
We recommend to participants to select only one of the options as all three events are in the same time.
 
Thursday 7th July - Banquet - 20.00-24.00
 
 
 
Accompanying persons programme (half-day trips)
 
1. Spiš Castle  & Spišská kapitula
Fee 22 € / person includes transfer and entraces
Min. 5 participants
 
National Cultural Monument, Spiš Castle, with its area of more than four hectare, and partially in ruins, is one of the largest castle compounds in Central Europe and ancient center of Spiš region.
The seat of Spiš bishop with well preserved fortification and the Late-Romanesque St Martins Cathedral, which was along with other monuments in environs of the Spiš Castle inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage, also called Little Vatican.

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2. The manor house Betliar
Fee 22 € / person includes transfer and entraces
Min. 5 participants
 
Stately hunting manor surrounded by a wonderful English park with romantic structures including an artificial cave and waterfall. The history of Betliar is associated with the noble family of Andrássy.
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3. Ochtinská aragonite cave
Fee 22 € / person includes transfer and entraces
Min. 5 participants
 
O1A world rarity and unique natural phenomenon, interesting for variety and abundance of aragonite filling and a rare development of underground space. Thanks to its significance and unique ornamentation, it was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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4. Zádielska tiesňava – Zádielska Ravine
Fee 8 € / person includes transfer
Min. 5 participants
 

Zádielska Ravine is a typical karst 3 km long valley, situated in the National park of the Slovak Karst (Slovenský kras) between the plains of Upper Hill (Horný vrch) and Zádielska Plain (Zádielska planina). It was created by intense erosive processes of the creek of Blatnica. It is up to 10 m wide and its steep limestone cliffs are about 300 m high. At the entrance of the ravine which is called Paradise Gate (Rajská brána) there is a rocky formation Sugar Loaf Mountain (Cukrová homoľa). The lower part of the ravine is noticeably rockier than the upper part. Interesting archaeological findings were discovered in the caves in the Zádielska Ravine. Zádielska Ravine is a well preserved area rich in mountain and meadow flora and fauna. It provides an evidence of the evolution of the local vegetation and animals in the period following the Ice Age and the impact of the relief to the occurrence of species.

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Lunches are not included in price, however there will be stop-over for lunch at nearby facilities (app. price 10 - 15 €)