Accompanying conference program

Several activities are planned as part of the experiential and accompanying program of the conference, which will make the time spent at it more pleasant for the participants. Of course, there is a social evening and also a round table discussion, where we believe that conference participants will find common ground and potential topics for future cooperation in their scientific work. The plan includes a visit to the Šírava Thermal Park, a cruise on a cruise ship, as well as a visit to the Vínne Lake connected with a tasting of local wines and the possibility of a climb to the Vínne Castle, which is located nearby, as well as a small surprise.

Thermal park Šírava

Thermal park Šírava is a modern thermal park on the banks of the Zemplínská Šírava in the village of Kaluža. It is situated on the beautiful Medvedia Hora peninsula, which is considered one of the most beautiful places on the Zemplín Plateau.
There are 3 main pools in Vodný svet: a wave and swimming pool, a relaxation and massage pool, and a children's pool for children under 5 years of age. The wave pool offers visitors a simulation of sea waves, the relaxation pool is full of various massage jets (calf, back, etc.), and the massage pool, in addition to a number of sitting massage jets, also provides visitors with hydromassage of the whole body on water massage chairs.
In addition to swimming pools, there are also other attractions for visitors to Thermalpark Šírava in the water world, such as a long and short slide, a wild river, a swinging bay, a children's playground, etc. Of course, quality relaxation must also be enriched with a varied menu of food and drinks, which will be provided by the restaurant of the thermal park. There are also plenty of sunbeds for resting. For vacationers looking for peace and quiet, there is a quiet zone on the first floor.

Vine Lake and Vine Castle

Lake Vinianske, often sought after by visitors, is located north of the village, in a forest environment. It occupies an area of 8 hectares, its greatest depth is 3.8 meters. Lake Vinianske was created at the end of the 19th century as a pond, by building up an artificial dam and partially bringing water from the Vinianske stream, which flooded the marshy area. Today, the lake area is one of the most frequented and sought-after tourist areas in the cadastre of the municipality. During the season, several cultural events are organized right on Lake Vinia.

The castle was built on a block of volcanic ice on the southern spurs of the Vihorlat Hills at an altitude of 325.3 m above sea level. m. It is mentioned at the beginning of the 14th century, that it served as a guard castle on the trade route to Poland together with other nearby castles – Brekov, Jasenov, Čičva. It was demolished at the beginning of the 18th century. From the castle hill, there is a view of the East Slovak Plain, the town of Michalovce, and Zemplínska širava can be seen.

The history of vine growing and wine processing in the village of Vínne is documented as early as 1336. Traditional procedures and traditions stand behind the quality and tradition of unique wines. As part of the accompanying program, there will be an opportunity to taste them.

Neighborhood and environment

Zemplínska šírava and its surroundings offer a wide range of trips and places where you can travel for culture and experiences, in addition to the already mentioned, there are also nearby:

  • The Pilgrim's Church in Klokočov is a national cultural monument and a Christian pilgrimage site, located about 30 km from Zemplínská Širava. It is a place with beautiful architecture and atmosphere.
  • The Gothic church in Vinné is a historic church located in the village of the same name in Vinné. The church was built in the 14th century and is one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in Slovakia.
  • Brekovská Castle is located about 40 km from Zemplínská šírava and is the ruin of a castle that was built in the 13th century. It is a popular tourist attraction with a wonderful view of the surroundings.
  • And many other interesting places.