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The largest mountain complex of the Slovak Ore Mountains is the Volovské Hills, which are very popular among tourists. Their part near the town of Rožňava consists of about 10 meters high group of limestone on the rocky peak of Volovec hill called Skalisko.

Interestingly, about 700 meters to the northwest, there is another hill of Volovec (1 284 m above sea level) together forming a double peak Skalisko - Volovec, while another peak Volovec (1213 m above sea level) is located 800 meters northwest of the Volovec Saddle (1155 n.m.)

The whole area of the hill is covered with scrub and rich flora. While climbing you will overcome almost a thousand altitude meters, but the route is pleasant and leads through a well-groomed forest path. Before the final steep ascent, you can rest in a cottage Volovec, which offers catering for tourists and even accommodation. At the cottage, you will find a hearty mountain spring, which is particularly suitable in summer.

The top part consists of, as expected, rocks, but also a larger meadow. From here, you can enjoy beautiful circular views in good weather. Under ideal conditions, in addition to the High and Low Tatras, you can see as far as to Ukraine and Hungary.

During World War II, Skalisko was Hungary's highest peak. They called it Baračka, derived from the Hungarian Barátkö, which means Friendly Stone. There is an international long-distance hiking trail E8, which is the longest hiking trail in Slovakia called the Trail of the Slovak National Uprising Heroes.

There are several marked hiking trails to reach Skalisko. Excellent starting points are especially the villages of Betliar (about 9km), Čučma (about 9km), Henclová, but also Súľová Saddle or Uhornianske Saddle.

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