cadca-pesia-zonaČadca lies in the north-western part of Slovakia. It is the centre of the Kysuce region. It lies near the border of the Czech Republic and Poland and therefore Čadca is the north-western gate to Slovakia. It has more than 25,000 inhabitants. The first written reference about the town comes from 1565. In 1778, Queen Maria Theresa promoted the settlement Čadca to a town.

namestie-thurzuArea: 3498 ha, number of inhabitants: 7,854

Natural conditions
The town lies on the banks of the Kysuca River surrounded by the foothills of Beskydy and Javorníky Mountains. The Javorníky Mountains consist of Nízke (Low) Javorníky and Turzovská Highland. The altitude of the town is from 460 to 875 metres above sea level.

klokocovIn the past, Klokočov used to be part of Turzovka (1598), the oldest settlement of Upper Kysuce. Turzovka was divided into 4 separate villages on 15 May 1954 and Klokočov was one of the villages.

makov-01Makov lies in the foothills, in a valley between the Javorníky Mountains (with the highest peak Veľký Javorník 1,070 metres above sea level) and the Kysucké Beskydy mountains. On the west it borders on the Czech Republic. The River Kysuca, after which the whole region is called, springs there. There are 2 protected areas and several unique trees in the territory.

oscadnica-uvOščadnica is one of the most important centres of summer and winter tourism in Slovakia, situated under the massif of Veľká Rača (1,236 metres above sea level) – the highest peak of the Kysuce region. Calvary with a stone church overlooking the centre of the village and the Oščadnica manor house - a seat of the Kysucká Gallery - are the most interesting places in the village.

rakovaThe village was mentioned for the first time in a map of the southern border of Tešín shire before 1620, which is maintained by the Sliezske Museum in Opava.

skalite-uvSkalité lies on the Slovak–Polish border, several kilometres from Trojmedzie – the place where three countries meet (Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Poland). It is a stunning Goral village with preserved folk elements – dialect, folk costume and architecture. A spectacular Goral fest is held in the village every year in June.

staskov-uvStaškov lies in north-western Slovakia in the Upper Kysuce region. The River Kysuca flows through the village. It was settled during the colonisation in the middle of the 17th century.

vysoka-01Vysoká nad Kysucou is a typical village with secluded settlements and places (“pľac”) scattered in picturesque nature, suitable for a very peaceful holiday. It lies in upper Kysuce. It is known for its tinker tradition.