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Hotel Granit Zemplínska Šírava is located in the center of the Zemplínska Šírava recreational area, 13km from the town of Michalovce. The water reservoir provides suitable conditions for year-round recreation.
In the recreational complex of the convalescence house and hotel you can enjoy the tennis and volleyball courts, mini-golf, indoor swimming pool, fitness, sauna, hydrotherapy, and electrotherapy.
The beach and dock in the complex provide services from 1 June till 30 September. The summer and winter tourism are enriched by trips to the cultural-historical and natural wonders of the entire Zemplín Region using a tourist car.
The artificial Zemplínska Šírava Reservoir (often called “the Slovak sea”) was built in 1961-1966. The reservoir’s total area is 33km², the average water depth is 8m, the maximum depth 14m. It’s situated under the Vihorlat’s slopes (1076m above sea level). Thanks to its geographical location, this water area has unique climatic conditions - the highest number of sunny days per year in Slovakia was recorded here.
The administration of the recreational centers is ensured by three municipalities - Vinné (the Biela Hora, Hôrka, and Medvedia Hora-West centers), Kaluža (Medvedia Hora-East, Kaluža, and Kamenec), and Klokočov (Klokočov, Paľkov). The eastern part of Zemplínska Šírava is a protected ornithological reserve. Nearly a hundred species of water birds live here, out of which many are rare or endangered.
Zemplínska Šírava belongs among the most important summer recreation centers in Slovakia. The Dolný Zemplín Region is one of the hottest areas in the country. Zemplínska Šírava has favorable conditions for the development and operation of water sports (water scooter, motorboat, yacht, water skiing, boating, paddling, windsurfing, swimming).
The developed infrastructure, number of accommodation facilities (hotels, pensions, cottage dwellings, camps, private accommodation), catering facilities, entertainment centers, shops, and services, predestine Zemplínska Šírava to become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Slovakia and Central Europe. Besides the activities associated with water, Zemplínska Šírava offers a dense network of hiking and cycling trails, horse riding, sight-seeing, museums, and cultural and social events. The Tokaj Wine Road is nearby.
In winter, the reservoir freezes, creating a beautiful ice rink. The surroundings offer sledding, cross-country skiing, and skating on the frozen surface of the reservoir. The wide range of activities guarantees that you won’t be bored during your stay at Zemplínska Šírava.