Piešťany, a well-known spa town, is in the western part of Slovakia in Trnava region. A lowland, dry and soft windy climate is typical for Piešťany. Moreover, Piešťany is a town with the most sunshine days in Slovakia. There are around 28,000 inhabitants in the town.
- 1 Piešťany railway station.
Piešťany is also known as a town of cyclists. The town is not very big and to get from one place to another does not take a lot of time. That is why the habitants prefer to use bicycle rather than car and traffic jams are rare in Piešťany.
Piešťany could be also called “Queen of the spa towns“. On the other side of Váh river is located Spa Island which is actually not very far from the lake. Both town sides are connected with two bridges. The colonnade bridge is architectonically very interesting and it is designated for pedestrians. Parallel to this bridge is Krajinsky Bridge dedicated to automobile and truck transportation. To get to Spa Island is not difficult though and it is not far from the centre of the town. In the entrance to the spa complex takes place the statue of a man breaking his crutch which symbolizes people who left the spa with a good health and without any disease. This Spa Island is full of cure houses, hotels, parks, swimming pools, unique fountains, natural springs and vegetation. All the hotels offer for their guests very high qualities of services and accommodation. Hotel Thermia Palace is the first 5-star spa hotel in Slovakia.
Piešťany has great conditions for relax, sport and cultural life. The lake Slňava is the biggest water basin in neighbourhood of Piešťany. In summer days, it is the best place for people who prefer cycling, in-line skating, water-skiing, barbecuing or just sunbathing and relaxing. The opening of the spa season is a day which takes place every year on June 1 and it is full of attractions. There are lots of open air concerts, film festivals and traditional exhibitions. Piešťany is a popular conference centre as well. The winter atmosphere in Piešťany is also something special. It is possible just to take a walk and admire the beauty of the surrounding countryside or to go a little bit further to the ski centre Bezovec which has great conditions for the winter sports lovers. Piešťany is not only town of spas, parks and culture, but also a very important centre for development sport abilities of citizens or visitors. Big tradition has swimming, tennis, soccer and water sports in general. Golf is an important sport in Piešťany.
There are many possibilities to eat in pubs and restaurants in this small and agreeable town. You can choose from many offers that really differ from each other, and every single restaurant or pub is specific and unique.
Le Griffon - restaurant in French style situated in centre of the town offers meals from French cuisine and the interior and exterior is decorated in the style of this country as well.
Jazz - live jazz music concerts, centre of the town, quiet and agreeable atmosphere.
Indians pub - restaurant during the day and disco during the night, big place with tree bars and DJs.
Slovensky Dvor - restaurant in the suburb of the town offers typical Slovak meals including bryndzove halusky and other specialties.