Krakow – A harmonious blend of past and present
1596 was the year that saw Krakow be replaced by Warsaw as Poland’s capital but when you book your flights to Krakow you will fail to understand why this was the case. With remnants of past tragedies mixed with renewed recovery of the present, you will find yourself captivated by all the different sides to this striking city. Each tourist will discover something different in their holiday to Krakow: whilst some will wander amazed through the once destroyed and now booming Jewish quarter of Kazimierz district, others will be fascinated by the scene of almost every Polish monarch’s coronation throughout history at Wawel Cathedral. Still, others will be enticed by the trendy subterranean cellar bars that are adorned with Victorian chairs and interesting antique sculptures, there for your appreciation whilst you sip on your typical vodka mixer and enjoy the steady thump of electro-house beats. Book your flights to this UNESCO World Heritage city and discover infinite possibilities of cultural wealth and vibrant lifestyle on your holiday to Krakow.
Our top must-see sights in Krakow
Krakow’s Jewish quarter is the beating bohemian heart of the city. In this bustling neighbourhood you will discover priceless artwork, lively cafes and interesting historical sites. A centre of Jewish history, there is no better place to discover both pre-war and contemporary Jewish culture in Central Europe than in this district. The Jewish Culture Festival in summer attracts thousands of visitors wishing to celebrate alongside the locals with parties and music in the streets and cafes.
Wawel Royal Castle
As the city’s cultural and political base throughout the 16th century, this castle is a potent symbol of polish identity. Now turned a museum, visitors can discover the majesty of this important landmark, touring through each of the five separate sections open to the public and imagining what 16th century life was like.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
If you want to enjoy a truly unique experience then we suggest you hire a car in Krakow and venture out on a short 25 minute car journey to this spectacular salt mine. The 20 chambers chiselled out in rock salt, underground saline lakes and majestic timber constructions will leave you mesmerised.
- Language: Polish (English widely spoken)
- Currency: Polish Zloty (PLN)
- Local time: GMT/UTC + 2 hours
- Annual weather average high: July - 18°C
- Annual weather average low: February - -3°C
- John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice is located 15 km away from the city centre.
- Getting around Krakow is quite easy and inexpensive with its public transportation system that consists of buses and trams, along with taxi fares that should not exceed 30 euro (128 zloty) within city boundaries.