The Svatošské Rocks are a geomorphologically unique granite rock formation, which in some places reaches a height of up to 50 metres. Rare endangered plant species are also found in the locality, which is why the area is under conservation protection. The granite town of Svatošské skály was formed by the Ohře River and is located near Loket Castle, which is a tourist attraction. High granite walls were first created on the site, but with the passage of time, the surrounding influences such as wind, frost or rain have sculpted them into the most rugged shapes that amaze the eyes of visitors today. The rocks of Svatos are also suitable for rock climbing.
The Rocks have attracted curious spa tourists since ancient times, and have been visited by Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Theodor Körner and Sigmund Freud, to name but a few. Today, the Svatošské skály are an important protected natural monument called the Jan Svatoš National Natural Monument.
The valley of the rock formations is accessible on foot, by bicycle or by the Ohře River. You can reach the site by hiking trails from Loket Castle. The ten-kilometre nature trail will take you between Doubí and Svatošské rocks, at 12 stops you will learn interesting facts from the world of geology, archaeology, history and botany. You will come across the rock town on the cycle route No. 204 leading from Karlovy Vary to Loket.