Finding a perfect holiday rental in Krakow
The former Polish capital, Krakow amazes visitors with its remarkable historical sights. Art lovers can enjoy numerous galleries and museums, whilst young people are attracted by various entertainment facilities and exciting nightlife. The Malopolskie Region (also known as the Lesser Poland), in which Krakow is situated, offers a wide range of opportunities for all types of visitors. National parks, nature reserves and historic sites of the region are easily reachable from Krakow holiday accommodation.
When it comes to a city of such historical importance, even an ordinary walk from Krakow holiday homes to the city centre can be extraordinary experience. Walk through the Florianska Gate to get to the Old Town Square, regarded as one of the largest city squares in Europe. Climb up the Town Hall Tower located in the marketplace and enjoy beautiful views of Krakow. Also, there are some sights without which any Krakow tour would be incomplete – Jewish quarter of Kazimierz, Basilica of St. Mary and the fascinating Wawel Royal Castle among them. The Krakow Tourist Information Office provides details on numerous churches, museums and other attractions in town, as well as handout guides. You certainly won’t lack for things to see and look at – it is estimated the number of buildings of historical interest in Krakow exceeds 6,000 and the city’s museums and churches hold more than 2.5 million artefacts.
Top Krakow activities
One of the most popular activities from Krakow holiday rentals is a scenic river trip. Rent a motor boat or kayak to explore the beautiful Vistula River and enjoy views of the city from a totally different perspective.
Get out of your Krakow holiday home and enjoy your evenings in charming cafes, bars or restaurants found on seemingly, every corner. Combining the experiences of tasting delicious local dishes with traditional folklore and music events will complete your impression of rich Polish culture. If you’re feeling up to it, greet the dawn after a night on one of Krakow’s rocking dance floors.
Exploring the surroundings
If you are fond of nature, the imposing Carpathian Mountains represent an ideal getaway from your town-located Krakow holiday accommodation. Although primarily popular for winter sports during the snowy season, the Carpathians offer a variety of recreational opportunities during the rest of the year too. If climbing and hiking through beautiful landscapes can’t feed your thirst for adrenaline, paragliding sure will.
Although Krakow enjoys a temperate climate, weather here can become surprisingly cold. The average winter temperatures are usually running around zero, but during the summer month’s temperature can rise up to 30 degrees.
If you are travelling from Australia or New Zealand, make London, UK your first destination. Many low-cost airlines offer affordable flights from London to your final destination in Poland. You might also find an alternative route into Frankfurt in Germany rather than the UK. Krakow Airport is situated about 11 kilometres from downtown. Krakow accommodation is easily reachable by bus, taxi or hired car. Public transportation is the easiest and the most cost-effective way of getting around the town.