Visit Warsaw and discover the special features of an active capital
In the heart of the Polish hinterland and its fertile plains, on the banks of the Vistula River, lies Warsaw, the capital of Poland. A modern metropolis, dynamic and charming through the contrasts of its urban landscape, Warsaw strives to balance between its Soviet past and the character of a modern European capital and to become a top tourist destination, ready to thrill any visitor. Through a multitude of monuments of cultural interest, the city offers a taste of its fascinating history, but also the respect shown by its inhabitants for its history, tradition and Polish culture.
Memories and aromas of another era unfold before the eyes of visitors, through routes to the historic core of the city.
Warsaw's Old Town, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and completely reborn from the wreckage of its recent past, fully restores its cultural identity and reveals its charming character through history and memory. The Stare miasto (old town) becomes a reference point of the human will to restore and promote the cultural identity of the city, while the main square (Rynek Storego Miasta) with the impressive restored buildings that surround it (Royal Castle) turn Warsaw into a city that can fascinate every visitor with its exuberant atmosphere. Palaces and cathedrals (St. John), magnificent green parks - oases (Royal Lazienki Park) and picturesque alleys and cafes compose an interesting scene of tradition and culture, while numerous museums (Chopin Museum, Jewish History Museum) promote culture and complement the image of a city that respects itself and embraces every visitor.
Food and local cuisine
Polish cuisine is influenced by Central European cuisines and offers a wide variety of dishes. Meat, fish and vegetables are the main ingredients of the local cuisine and are cooked in many variations. Try Bigos, the country's national food (meat stew, sauerkraut, onions in a loaf of bread) as well as pierogi (famous Polish ravioli stuffed with meat, sauerkraut and mushrooms or cheese). Soups have their place in Polish cuisine in various variations of ingredients, such as borscht (with beets). Top zapickanka sandwich is a top choice of Street food, while do not forget to taste authentic Polish chocolates that will drive you crazy.
The best time to visit Warsaw
You can visit the city all year round. Each season offers its own emotions. Ideal are spring and autumn. Although in winter the cold is severe and the temperatures are low, Warsaw becomes the ultimate backdrop for Christmas magic. The summer is very hot, but combine your trip with a festival or cultural events that take place at this time of year.
How to use transportation in Warsaw
Transfer from/to Warsaw
Warsaw has two airports and Athens as well as Thessaloniki are connected by direct flights. Chopin International Airport is 10 km away. from the city center, in the Vuohi area. The connection of the airport with Warsaw is made by buses, (148,175,288,331) with either the lines S2 S3 of the suburban railway. Alternatively take a taxi. Modlin Airport is 40 km from the city center and is connected to the city center by bus, train and taxi.
Warsaw has a very well-organized urban transport network. Travel either by city bus or by tram or train to the center and the greater Warsaw area. Alternatively use the taxi. The historic city center is ideally suited for walking.