Poloniny - Slovakia

Extent: 378 square kilometres

This mountain range, known also as Bukovske Hills, is located in northeast edge of Slovakia, on borders with Poland and Ucraine, in district of Snina. It belongs to East Carpathian Mountains area.

Highest peak: Kremenec (1221 m).

Surface: is afforested or even covered with virgin forests. There are to be found here mostly beech-woods, in places where the trees are missing, there are meadows, glades and fields.

This mountaneous territory is scarcely populated, nevertheless, its nature and fauna are untouched with civilization. In Poloniny area, there is to be found the greatest basin of drinking water in Slovakia - water reservoir Starina.

Poloniny was declared as National Park in 1997.


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SK, Poloniny National Park – The Most Picturesque Nook in the Country
Published: 2.9.2018
The easternmost region in Slovakia which neighbors Ukraine and Poland is covered by a UNESCO-grade area which has not been discovered by tourists yet.

Eastern Slovakia, Vihorlat II – Into the Wild
Published: 13.12.2015
The weather in the following morning was amazing and sunny. Upon packing all of our things we set off. Following the yellow tourist trail we reached a red route. Then we followed the green route which got us to Polana. There we climbed an unmarked trail up to the summit of the Vihorlat, the peak of the day.

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