Travel to Krakow and get to know the "jewel" city of Poland.
Built on both banks of the Vistula River, Krakow is a magnificent setting of medieval history and Polish tradition. One of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, Krakow generously offers its beauty and special cultural physiognomy through monuments that manage to impress every visitor. The combination of the fairytale atmosphere with its dynamic and friendly character, guarantees moments of aesthetic pleasure in a journey that remains indelibly engraved in the memory.
The former capital of Poland is a destination full of fascinating surprises. Krakow excites and fascinates with its rich past being visible in every corner of the city.
Krakow is an untouched open-air museum of art and culture and a true masterpiece of architecture. Its fairytale character is captured in the historic center of the city. Impressive Gothic and Renaissance palaces dominate the majestic central Rynek Glowny Square, while St. Mary's Basilica is riveted with its majesty. A labyrinth of picturesque alleys surrounds the old town, which via the Royal Road (Florianska pedestrian street) joins the Wawel Hill, where the arrogant Royal Castle (Zamek królewski) dominates with stunning panoramic city views. The atmospheric landscape of Krakow is ideally complemented by a tour of the picturesque alleys of the Kazimierz district, with the synagogues and Jewish settlements of the area achieving a journey through time and preserving the memory of historical events that determined the course of Poland and mankind. .
Food and local cuisine
Dishes and flavors of Polish cuisine can be enjoyed in numerous parts of the city, serving the most famous domestic and international specialties. Choose soups in different ingredients (goulash) or zurek (soup bowl of sour rye and pieces of sausages and boiled eggs, the famous pierogi in their savory or sweet version, as well as the famous authentic Polish Street chocolates. If you like Street food, zapiekanka (a sandwich with ingredients of your choice) will leave you completely satisfied.
The best time to visit Krakow
The city is suitable for visiting all year round. Ideally choose the period April - September, with temperatures and climatic conditions being ideal for an unforgettable trip.
How to use transportation in Krakow
Transfer from/to Krakow
You can fly to Krakow from Athens and Thessaloniki directly. Krakow John Paul II Airport is 11 km from the city center, in Balice. The transfer from the airport to the city center is achieved by taxi, buses, while there is also the night bus. Finally, choose the train (suburban railway), line 7, and reach the city in 20 minutes at a cost of € 2.20.
Transportation within Krakow is achieved through an extensive public transport network. Choose a bus or tram (sometimes emerging as the fastest means). The city offers easy and enjoyable walking routes, while you can alternatively use the bicycle, a means that is gaining more and more ground among locals and visitors for its ecological and economic character.