Attractions of the region

Jasenov castle

4 km, South

The castle was probably built after the Tatar invasion in the 13th century. He was guarding the access road leading from southern Slovakia towards Humenné and further north. Probably it was built by the Rackaj family. The upper castle consisted of palace, square towers and stone walls. In the first third of the 15th century they fortified the castle. From the medieval castle are preserved primarily masonry palace tower and neck and in the interior of the building remains of Renaissance arches.

Brekov castle

4 km, Southwest

A tourist attraction of the medieval Brekov castle. It is possible to observe it along the road between Strážske and Humenné. It was built in the middle ages as a guardian castle together with the following castles near Zemplín: Jasenov, Vinné and Čičava on the castle hill. It acquired its todays look in 1575 under the rule of Mikulaš Drugeth. From the castle hill, there is a nice overview of Humenné, Strážske and the ridge of the Krivostianka mountain (549 m) that emerges above the opposite banks of the Laborec River.

The Morské oko Lake

62 km

The Morské oko Lake, which also used to be called the Great Vihorlat Lake in the past, is the largest lake of the Vihorlatské vrchy Mountains. It is located in the protected landscape area of the East Carpathians 618 m  above sea level and it is also a state natural reservation with protected flora and fauna. It is the largest enclosed volcanic lake in Slovakia, having a total area of 13 ha. Its maximum width is 312 m, length 775 m and depth 26 m.

Bio lido Sninské rybníky

25 km

Recreation area is located 3 km from Snina in the valley of Bystry stream.  This lido, covering an area of nearly 3500 m² ,  has three depth ranges – from 10 cm to up to 300 cm. The ranges are separated by piers and the purification of the water works on a basis of the ecology of the natural biotope (water plants and algae), wholly without the aid of chemistry.  Various playing fields or courses and playgrounds for children, as well as additional services (cafes, boarding and accommodation facilities) are all at the visitors disposal. There is a possibility to visit Sninský stone and sport fishing.

Sninský kameň

Sninsky stone is a mountain (1005 m above sea level) in the geomorphologic entity of Vihorlatske vrchy Mountains. Its area of 5,52 ha has been protected as a natural monument since 1982. It is towering to the southeast of Zemplinske Hamre village above the Morske oko Lake.  In the area of the natural monument, 43 species of lichen and 148 species of higher plants have been found. Also, the only Slovak liana, Alpine clematis, grows there.

Zemplinská Šírava

40 km

Zemplinská Šírava is a reservoir on the east Slovak. It is the second largest reservoir in Slovak. It is a popular tourist destination with seven recreation center. Water reservoir Zemplinská Šírava occupies an area of 33 km².

Thermalpark Šírava

35 km

Thermalpark hides in its interior water world and wellness. In the water world, there are three main pools: a wave pool, a relaxing pool and spa tub, and for children and a children’s pool.

Veľká Domaša

29 km

It is situated among  the ridges of the Ondavská vrchovina Highlands, in the valley of the Ondava River. It serves a recreational background for the inhabitants of the town as well as region, but tourists from neighboring countries also like to relax there. Near the largely forested, more than 40 km long lakefronts of the Domasa dam lake, there are some picturesque corners suitable for individual hiking as well as bicycle touring, water sports, fishing and mushroom picking. The most famous resorts are: Dobrá, Polany (Monika), Holčíkovce (Eva), Nová Kelča. Domaša is also known for its annual cycling event ,,Okolo Domaše”.

The Poloniny National Park

53 km, East

The Poloniny National Park is the easternmost and the youngest national park in the Slovak Republic at the same time, known for its distinctiveness of the original Carpathian landscape with original primeval forests, scientifically significant areas and many typical endemic elements. The forests, predominantly beech and fir-beech forests, are dominating natural features of the Poloniny Mountains and they take up 90% of their area.  It is a national park with the highest concentration of natural forests (primeval forests) in Slovakia. It is the only national park in the world situated in the area of three countries (Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine). It includes also UNESCO localities, Rožok, Havešová, Stužica.




Kostnica Osadné

36 km, East

The cemetery was closed in 1933 but the remains of the 1025 soldiers from the World War I were removed into a crypt located under the altar section of the Orthodox Church. It is the largest burial place located under a church in Slovakia. The room is decorated with Orthodox icons but also with info boards regarding its history and attractions in the surroundings of the village.

Museum Andyho Warhola Medzilaborce

41,7 km, Northeast

The museum was opened on June 30, 1991, due to the initiative of John Warhol, the vice president of the Andy Warhols Foundation in New York. The permanent exposition was prepared to conceive the relations of all the facts regarding the museums establishing as well as Andy Warhol himself visually and contentually. The museums great hall is dedicated to the original works and posters of Andy Warhol, an artist, a pop-art representative, whose parents came from a near village of Mikova. The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce is the only institution in Europe devoted to the origin and the work of art of one of the most significant artists of the second half of the 20th century.


35,8 km

Reservoir is located in the easternmost tip of Slovakia is built on the upper reaches of the river Cirocha in Bukovské mountains. The water tank covers the area of 240 ha, dam wall has a height of 50 m. It was built between 1983-1988 for the region of Eastern Slovakia drinking water. Its construction prevent eviction 7 villages. Not assigned for recreation. Above the dam of the Starina water basin, there is a lookout.



The Bears hole

In 1995, it was declared as a natural monument. The protection of this historically significant cave located under the Plustie Mountain.

The Dupna cave

In 1995, it was declared as a natural cave. The protection of a 35 m long cave located in the state natural reservation of Humensky Sokol. In the middle ages and early new ages, bandit groups used to camp there regularly and during the wars (World War II included), it was used by the inhabitants of the Jasenov village.

The Brekov cave

The Brekov cave is a newly discovered cave near Brekov in the northeast of Slovakia. From the geological point of view, there are several extraordinary features in the surroundings of the Brekov village. The cave consists of a complex of corridors and domes. The cave is 30 m long, -20 m deep, superelevation +10 m, -15 m deep. It features attributes of a typical karst cave with a sinitrov decoration.

The Jasenov castle cave

In 1995, it was declared as a natural monument.  The protection of a 30 m long cave located in the area of the Jasenov castle. From the historical point of view, it has been known as a cion falsification shop.

The Big Artajama

It is a natural monument. It is a rare precipice cave settlement in the limestone of the Humenské vrchy Mountains outside of typical karst areas of Slovakia, featuring the attributes of the karst caves. It is an erosive-dashing, morphologically complicated vertical cave.

The Small Artajama

To the southeast from The Big Artajama, there is a small cave mouth. Inside, there are some relics of a damaged cave decoration. It is a 20 m long, -7 m deep vertical cave, partially destroyed by the quarry exploitation.