You do not need to have a time machine, in order to experience the true Slovakian village. You just need to visit a village Čičmany. Čičmany are a living open-air museum of traditional Slovakian wooden architecture and folklore. The village is still inhabited. For the village are typical wooden houses painted by the “Čičmany pattern”. The Čičmany pattern is very popular in Slovakia, for instance Slovakian sportsmen wear it on their jerseys at Olympic Games.
Terchová is a birth place of Slovak National Hero Juraj Jánošík, according to the legend, he robbed nobles and gave the loot to the poor, a deed often attributed to the famous Robin Hood. But Terchová is famous not only thanks to Jánošík, but also thanks beautiful nature of Small Fatra National Park which surrender Terchová. Terchová is also well known thanks to folk music. Actually Terchova’s music is listed on UNESCO World Heritage List. Every year the biggest folk festival “the Janošík’s Days” takes place in Terchová.
Beautiful “Goral” village Ždiar is located on hills of Eastern part of High Tatras. The local inhabitants Gorals are ethnic living on Slovak – Polish border. They are famous thanks to unique folk traditions, and architecture, as they have been living all they life in severe mountains conditions.