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Ripple Effect Of Slovakia Lake’s Beauty
March 31, 2009Article by Ray Withers
A hidden gem of the High Tatras, Slovakia, is among the nominations for the new seven wonders of nature.
The mountain lake of Strbske Pleso is one of the 261 world locations nominated by the New7Wonders Foundation . The lake currently ranks 55th in the voting.
The Slovakian tourist authorities are keen for people to vote for the lake as many of the nominated places in last year’s voting reported improved tourist figures following the poll. Voting closes on July 9 and is through the New7Wonders web site. The nomination is a boost to High Tatras property prices, which is already a World Heritage area and noted as a place of outstanding national beauty. Strbske Pleso was founded as a hiking centre, and later a top sport complex was built. The area has good skiing and hosted the 1970 World Championship, plus a range of competitive European and other world-class skiing events.
Property in the High Tatras – which sits astride the Slovak border with Poland – is already benefitting from one of Europe’s few sustainable economies and millions of Euros pumped in to new tourist infrastructure to encourage all-year round visitors.
During the winter, the High Tatras are a top ski resort. For the rest of the year, the area is popular with hikers and golfers. Typical property sales in the High Tatras include Silver Resort that commands spectacular views across the Tatras Mountains and the surrounding landscape.
International property consultants Property Frontiers are marketing Silver Resort, High Tatras, Slovakia , a secure, gated luxury resort on the borders of the park. A mixture of studio to three bedroom apartments and villas, the resort offers a high standard of living with a wide variety of facilities. Conveniently situated just 15 minutes drive from Poprad Airport, with regular flights from London Luton and only five minutes drive to ski lifts and a golf course, Silver Resort is only 15 kilometres or so from Strbske Pleso. Mortgages are available up to 80% loan-to-value, enabling investments from just £12,699 with guaranteed rental income options available to give 5% or 6% yields.