Vacationers should observe basic safety rules. It isn’t necessary to walk through the deserted areas of the town in the evening; in public places you need to keep personal belongings closely. To avoid confusion, it’s better to carry a copy of an identity document and a map of the hotel with you.
Kosice is a city located in the eastern part of Slovakia, at the foot of Black Mountain in the valley of the Hornad River. Kosice is the second largest city of the country and the center of the...
On weekends, life in the town literally stands still. All public offices, shops and shopping centers are closed. Even some restaurants may operate following a reduced schedule. It’s better to plan important excursions and other trips on weekdays.
The peak tourist season is July and the first half of August. At that time, the town welcomes not only foreign tourists, but also locals from nearby towns. When planning a trip during this period, you need to book a hotel in advance. Also it is worth mentioning that in summer all local hotels and inns have slightly higher prices for accommodation.
When visiting restaurants and cafes it’s usual to leave a tip, which has to be 10-15% of the total order. Monetary rewards can also be left to a taxi driver; it is enough to round up the resulting sum.
The main form of public transport is a bus. Several routes through the city are busy from early in the morning to 7-9 pm. In the evening, it is more convenient to travel by taxi; you can call for it by phone or pick it on a special parking.
You can bargain on local markets, but this unlikely would help to reduce the price of goods significantly. In the best case, you can get a discount of 5-7%. In large department stores and some upscale restaurants credit cards are accepted.