Last Updated: 14th Nov 2013

<p><strong>Capital:</strong> Bratislava</p> <p><strong>Currency:</strong> Slovak koruna (official) <a href="/contikipedia/articles/euro">Euro</a> (unofficial)</p> <p><strong>Language:</strong> Slovak as well as Hungarian and Czech is some regions.</p> <p><a href="/search?scope=tours&amp;terms=slovakia"><strong>Contiki Tours that travel to Slovakia &gt;</strong></a></p> <p>Formerly part of the greater Czechoslovakia, it was an easy divorce from the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/czech-republic">Czech Republic</a> in 1993 that bough about Slovak independence. The Capital and largest city Bratislava is overlooked by a beautiful castle and it&#8217;s cobble stoned streets are nothing like the way the city has been portrayed in movies.</p> <h2>Manners and Customs</h2> <ul> <li>Slovaks are very much a separate culture from their neighbors the Czechs and both very proud of their own independence.</li> </ul> <h2>Places Contiki visits in Albania</h2> <ul> <li>Bratislava</li> </ul>