Zlín Region (Zlínský kraj) is situated in the eastern part of the Czech Republic within the historical region of Moravia. The region is a fascinating tourist destination with beautiful, diverse landscapes as well as cultural and historical attractions. In the region you will find famous spas, garden architecture, vineyards and significant landmarks.
The region’s capital is Zlín, a modern city famed for its functionalist architecture. In this city you will find one of the best zoos in the Czech Republic – the Zlín-Lešná Zoo, situated by the magnificent Lešná castle. In the valleys there are interesting small towns including Valašské Klobouky in the Protected Landscape Area of the White Carpathians.
A favoured part of the region is the Moravian Wallachia, a mountainous territory where you can see the Wallachian Open Air Museum representing the traditional Wallachian villages.
Popular activities in Zlín Region include sailing on the Baťa Canal, cross-country skiing, cycling, namely around the Morava River, and rock climbing such as in the Lačnovské and Čertovy Rocks.
Population: around 600 thousand inhabitants
Other major cities: Uherské Hradiště, Kroměříž, Valašské Meziříčí
Main attractions: Kroměříž Archbishop’s Palace, gardens and castle of Kroměříž, Buchlov castle, Velehrad (pilgrimage site), Buchlov Castle, Wallachian Open Air Museum, Flower Garden, Zoo and Chateau Zlin-Lesna, Modrá Archaeological Heritage Village, Spa Luhačovice
Nearest Airports: Brno–Tuřany Airport (BRQ - Letiště Brno–Tuřany)