Krakow Holidays

Krakow

Your Krakow holiday

Krakow is the second largest city, and is rich with a long and complicated history, dating back to the Stone Age. The 10th century saw the construction of the Wawel Castle, and many other Roman churches. Following the Mongol invasion in 1241, much of the city was destroyed. German immigrants later moved into Krakow and founded some of the beginnings of what is the old town and market square.

During the 15th and 16th centuries, the city underwent a period of economic growth and artistic innovation. Renaissance art and architecture eventually came to Krakow, and the incredible Jewish Quarter Synagogue was built during this period as well. The Polish throne reigned until 1572, when it was passed on to King Henry III of France. The foreign rule caused the city to decline, and the Bubonic Plague and a Swedish invasion made things worse.

Napoleon captured Krakow in 1809, and the city became known as Poland’s cultural centre following the Austro-Prussian War. During this time Krakow evolved into a modern city with electric streetcars and running water. Austrian rule ended in Krakow following the First World War, and the city subsequently flourished. In 1939, Hitler invaded Krakow and turned it into an administrative centre for the devastating surrounding concentration camps.

After the war, Krakow was placed under Soviet control. The largest steel mill was created, and city became industrial. It became a world heritage site in 1978.

Get off the couch and get on the next flight to Krakow to spend in this legendary continental city that lies on the banks of the Wisla River that was once Poland’s capital.

Visit the Wawel Castle and other well-known architectural marvels, or soak in the history of the kings, artists, and other scientific geniuses that used to congregate here. Modern-day Krakow is a tourist wonderland for guests hoping to get a glimpse into a city on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

So do not hesitate to spend a nice weekend in Krakow – you will not regret it!

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Home Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews
Home Hotel is located at ul. St. Sebastian, in the heart of Krakow - 5 minutes' walk from Market Square, Kazimierz and the Wawel Castle. For the guests hotel have 27 comfortable double rooms and suites. Each room has individually controlled air conditioning, safe, satellite TV, DVD player and mini bar. All rooms have bathrooms with shower or bathtub and hairdryer. The hotel also offers a modern and comfortable conference room, elegant Business Corner, a unique restaurant, stylish bar, sauna, fitness center and parking. Entire hotel offers free Internet access. At Home Hotel they concentrated on the design, which does not mean that the designers forgot about the comfort of the guests. The goal was to create a friendly, functional and modern space. Guests will not feel like staying in the museum but more like home. Reflecting this idea is the name of the hotel - HOME.
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Hotel Siesta

3 stars
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Aparthotel Siesta - as the name suggests - is the place to ensure peace, rest and tranquility in the heart of Krakow's vibrant. The building is located just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful, historic Market Square and other major attractions. Although this is the very heart of the city, the Siesta is situated in a quiet street, thus providing relaxation away from the city noise. The hotel offers stay in a stylish and modern apartments. Each room has a bathroom with shower, satellite TV, wireless internet service, coffee and tea, soft drinks, electric kettle, hair dryer and cosmetics. Hotel offers both private, double suites and family rooms that have adequate space for a longer stay with children. The hotel desk arrange excursions and provide all kinds of information about the city and its other attractions.
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Hotel Senacki

3 stars
5.0 / 5 4 reviews
SENACKI HOTEL is located in the heart of Krakow that delights with beauty of renovated interiors and one of the kind atmospheres of the place. Classical form and window architectural decorations creates distinguished and exclusive style. SENACKI HOTEL is "one of the places that you will remember for ever and ever even if only one night was yours". Just resident and you will feel the city atmosphere. It is the only moment to see an old, historical city getting up in the morning and feel a part of it and its history. SENACKI HOTEL has 20 rooms, single and double, located at 3 storeys and attic. Rooms are kept in fine colors, complete with high quality fabrics, furniture and details that ensure comfortable rest. The unforgettable view from room window shows beauty of city of Krakow.
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Holiday Inn KRAKOW CITY CENTRE

3 stars
4.1 / 5 22 reviews
Stay in a converted palace at the Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre hotel in the heart of cultural Old Krakow Contemporary glass annexes blend in with a 19th-century nobleman's residence, the Parenskich Palace , at Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre. You'll get a taste of Renaissance Krakow when you set eyes on replicas of Wawel Castle 's sculptured, wooden heads hanging in our welcoming Lobby. Find us in the hub of Old Krakow, 200 metres from the bustling Market Square and 800 metres from the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter . It's a short walk to historic Krakow attractions like 16th-century Wawel Castle , 1km away, with its throne room filled with 460 carved heads. The medieval Old Town is only 200 metres from the hotel. Descend the salt mines at Wieliczka , 15km away, for ornate rock salt carvings and sculpture and visit Auschwitz concentration camp, 40km away. You can jet in to Krakow-Balice International Airport , 24km away, and use our car park when you arrive via the nearby A4 highway. Our inviting Guest rooms are connected with complimentary high-speed Internet . Glatt Kosher cuisine is cooked in-house under the supervision of Rabbi E. Gur Arie. Jumbo prawns and pierogi dumplings are on the a la carte Mediterranean and Polish menu in Bom Fogo restaurant. Work up an appetite on the treadmill in our light, air-conditioned MiniGym at Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre .
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Wentzl Hotel Krakow

4 stars
4.6 / 5 8 reviews
Hotel Wentzl is a place where you won't feel like just another name. A small, intimate hotel with just eighteen rooms, great care is taken here to ensure that everything is just right for guests. Hotel Wentzl also prides itself on its restaurant, whose history dates back to 1792 when the celebrated Jan Wentzl launched it. Reopened in recent years, it is now a favorite with many foreigners and Poles, including the President, Aleksander Kwasniewski. Here you can enjoy exquisitely prepared international cuisine as well as some wonderful interpretations of Polish classics, such as the Duck Fillet a la Zubrowka. At Wentzl you can be confident of an intimate and unique experience in this wonderful city. Krakow is waiting to be explored! Hotel Wentzl can be found in a splendid old mansion, known as the house 'under the blue lion' and later as the house 'under the painting'. A beautiful eighteenth century fresco of the Madonna and Child, which has inspired many legends amongst the Cracovians, has survived above the doorway. The charm of these bygone years is ever present inside the Hotel Wentzl. Splendid beamed ceilings conjure the atmosphere of the past, and the rooms have been furnished in harmony with this wonderful heritage. Persian rugs and elegant polished wood furnishings create an entrancing ambiance, whilst air-conditioning, attractive bathrooms and complimentary Internet access will ensure that you can enjoy Old Krakow in modern comfort. Amenities providing by the property are Banquet facilities, Bar, Business center, Concierge, Conference facilities, Disabled facilities, Doctor on call, Dry cleaning, Internet access, Laundry service, Lift / Elevator, Lobby, Non-smoking rooms, Parking facilities, Reception, Restaurant: 1 - breakfast room, Room service, Safe deposit box, Secretarial services, Tour desk, Ticket's reservation (the Theatre, Opera, Concerts etc.), Restaurant's reservations and obviously property can reserve any other hotels in Poland. Breakfast Included.
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Amadeus Hotel Krakow

4 stars
4.7 / 5
Hotel Amadeus is located in a historic 16-th century townhouse situated in the heart of Cracow. The unique and ambient atmosphere, stylish interior décor and perfect location are an asset of the hotel. The stylish baroque interiors invite Guests. The hotel offers 20 double rooms and 2 luxury suites. The hotel is well prepared and equipped to serve conferences and business meetings. Guests have at their disposal a sauna, gym room, rent a car service and souvenir shop. All of guests can expect service of the highest quality. They can all expect that will attend to them in a special manner, so that all their moments spent in Cracow are unforgettable. Bar, Conference facilities, Disabled facilities, Gym / Fitness facilities, Internet access-High-Speed, Internet access-Wireless, Laundry service, Lift / Elevator, Non-smoking rooms, Reception, Restaurant, Room service and Room service-24 hrs.
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Ostoya Palace Hotel Krakow

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews
Ostoya Palace Hotel is a two-floor 19th century Polish palace. It is located in the historical centre of Krakow and entered in the list of Krakow historical buildings. It was meticulously restored and converted into a 4 star hotel making it the mainstay of Krakow tradition and the ancient Polish custom of boundless hospitality, combining elegance, discretion and culture with the art of feasting, enjoyment and merrymaking. A warm and homely atmosphere, allowing you to sate your appetite and quench your thirst as well as a feast for the senses during meetings among friends and acquaintances.The cosiness, convenience and comfort of air-conditioned, stylish rooms will satisfy even the most demanding customer. The varied, elegant and harmonious interiors can also satisfy the needs of tourists, business people, diplomats and families on weekend or longer trips. Hotel Features Airport transfer, Ballroom, Banquet facilities, Bar, Concierge, Conference facilities, Disabled facilities, Doctor on call, Gift shop, Internet access-High-Speed, Internet access-Wireless, Laundry service, Lift/Elevator, Lobby, Non-smoking rooms, Parking facilities-at cost, Pets allowed, Reception, Restaurant, Room service-24 hrs, Safe deposit box, Secretarial services, Squash court, Tour desk, Sauna, Summer Patio.
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Park Inn By Radisson Krakow

3 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews
" Located in the heart of Krakow's city centre, within walking distance from Wawel Castle and the Jewish district of Kazimierz " John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice - 11km " Boasting 152 colorful guest rooms and 10 junior suites " RBG Bar and Grill Restaurant serving gourmet burgers and signature dishes from the grill " Fitness room and sauna with massages available by appointment " Underground parking provided for 72 cars " Tram and bus stop located across from the hotel " 24-hour concierge services available " Five convenient meeting rooms - total conference area of 1,000 m2
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Aparthotel Spatz

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews
Aparthotel Spatz is situated in the heart of Kazimierz, the famous Jewish district in Krakow, 5 minutes walk from Wawel Castle and 10 minutes from the medieval Market Square. It's encircled by narrow streets and fascinating architecture, including synagogues, plus plenty of top-notch and budget restaurants, bars and pubs. The Spatz family first opened a hotel on this site in 1922 and its new owners have lovingly modernized the building creating a collection of spacious, contemporary rooms spread over three floors. Rooms on the lower floors enjoy the lofty high ceilings that are the trademark of older buildings, while top floor rooms have been cleverly built into the wooden beamed eves. Choose from standard or deluxe and get a lounge area. Rooms are decorated in a cream, brown and red colour scheme with all the features you'd expect, including: flat screen TVs, mineral water, kettles, tea and coffee making facilities, and sleek furnishings and a stylish bathroom equipped with French cosmetics. Enerously pledged tables provide superb hot buffet breakfast and various egg-cointaining morning meals on request. All freshly cooked and still hot! Free WIFI internet access is available in all rooms. Additional services: super breakfast buffet ironing service room service DVD player movies free rental 24-hour front desk luggage storage concierge service airport pick-up limousine service battery charges/power adapters safety deposit box dry cleaning service express laundry photocopier/fax/scanner express check-out late check-out grab & run breakfast guarded parking Because of its classic elegance, the Aparthotel Spatz is a member of the prestigious chain of Epoque Hotels. Spatz would be a perfect pick for anyone looking for home comforts perked up with a dash of modern style.
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Old Town Apartments Krakow

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews
Old Town Apartments offer cozy studio apartments and larger, modern and fully equipped, one and two bedroom apartments. You could not possibly find a better choice of accommodation for your stay. All the best that Krakow has to offer is just a few steps away! CHECK_IN OFFICE: 34 Rynek Glowny street!Check in time is from 13:00 hrs onwards and check out by 11:00 hrs. The reception is open from 09:00 to 20:00 on weekdays, from 9:00 to 17:00 on Saturday, is closed on Sunday and Holiday. In case you arrive outside the reception opening times please call us before on 0048(0) 501745873 to schedule a meeting to receive the keys to your apartment. To check in please come to the reception which is located at 4 Wislna street apt 6, Krakow.Arrivals from 22:00 hrs are charged an additional cost - EUR 15. Please note, that a credit card number or a cash deposit of 50 euro per person is required upon check in. This deposit is to cover possible damages or losses during the stay, and will be returned upon departure. The price for the apartment does not include city tourist tax. The city tourist tax for stays over 1 night is 1.60PLN per night, per person and will be applied at check-in. Some amenities include: washing machine, Satelite TV, full kitchen or kitchenette with kitchen utensils, non-smoking apartments, pets allowed, offsite reception, a range of extra services bookable through the reception.
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Krakow Hotels

Nightly rates from €63.92

Home Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews
Home Hotel is located at ul. St. Sebastian, in the heart of Krakow - 5 minutes' walk from Market Square, Kazimierz and the Wawel Castle. For the guests hotel have 27 comfortable double rooms and suites. Each room has individually controlled air conditioning, safe, satellite TV, DVD player and mini bar. All rooms have bathrooms with shower or bathtub and hairdryer. The hotel also offers a modern and comfortable conference room, elegant Business Corner, a unique restaurant, stylish bar, sauna, fitness center and parking. Entire hotel offers free Internet access. At Home Hotel they concentrated on the design, which does not mean that the designers forgot about the comfort of the guests. The goal was to create a friendly, functional and modern space. Guests will not feel like staying in the museum but more like home. Reflecting this idea is the name of the hotel - HOME.
Nightly rates from €30.71

Hotel Siesta

3 stars
Not yet reviewed
Aparthotel Siesta - as the name suggests - is the place to ensure peace, rest and tranquility in the heart of Krakow's vibrant. The building is located just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful, historic Market Square and other major attractions. Although this is the very heart of the city, the Siesta is situated in a quiet street, thus providing relaxation away from the city noise. The hotel offers stay in a stylish and modern apartments. Each room has a bathroom with shower, satellite TV, wireless internet service, coffee and tea, soft drinks, electric kettle, hair dryer and cosmetics. Hotel offers both private, double suites and family rooms that have adequate space for a longer stay with children. The hotel desk arrange excursions and provide all kinds of information about the city and its other attractions.
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Nightly rates from €113.43

Hotel Senacki

3 stars
5.0 / 5 4 reviews
SENACKI HOTEL is located in the heart of Krakow that delights with beauty of renovated interiors and one of the kind atmospheres of the place. Classical form and window architectural decorations creates distinguished and exclusive style. SENACKI HOTEL is "one of the places that you will remember for ever and ever even if only one night was yours". Just resident and you will feel the city atmosphere. It is the only moment to see an old, historical city getting up in the morning and feel a part of it and its history. SENACKI HOTEL has 20 rooms, single and double, located at 3 storeys and attic. Rooms are kept in fine colors, complete with high quality fabrics, furniture and details that ensure comfortable rest. The unforgettable view from room window shows beauty of city of Krakow.
Nightly rates from €81.91

Holiday Inn KRAKOW CITY CENTRE

3 stars
4.1 / 5 22 reviews
Stay in a converted palace at the Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre hotel in the heart of cultural Old Krakow Contemporary glass annexes blend in with a 19th-century nobleman's residence, the Parenskich Palace , at Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre. You'll get a taste of Renaissance Krakow when you set eyes on replicas of Wawel Castle 's sculptured, wooden heads hanging in our welcoming Lobby. Find us in the hub of Old Krakow, 200 metres from the bustling Market Square and 800 metres from the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter . It's a short walk to historic Krakow attractions like 16th-century Wawel Castle , 1km away, with its throne room filled with 460 carved heads. The medieval Old Town is only 200 metres from the hotel. Descend the salt mines at Wieliczka , 15km away, for ornate rock salt carvings and sculpture and visit Auschwitz concentration camp, 40km away. You can jet in to Krakow-Balice International Airport , 24km away, and use our car park when you arrive via the nearby A4 highway. Our inviting Guest rooms are connected with complimentary high-speed Internet . Glatt Kosher cuisine is cooked in-house under the supervision of Rabbi E. Gur Arie. Jumbo prawns and pierogi dumplings are on the a la carte Mediterranean and Polish menu in Bom Fogo restaurant. Work up an appetite on the treadmill in our light, air-conditioned MiniGym at Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre .
Nightly rates from €126.46

Wentzl Hotel Krakow

4 stars
4.6 / 5 8 reviews
Hotel Wentzl is a place where you won't feel like just another name. A small, intimate hotel with just eighteen rooms, great care is taken here to ensure that everything is just right for guests. Hotel Wentzl also prides itself on its restaurant, whose history dates back to 1792 when the celebrated Jan Wentzl launched it. Reopened in recent years, it is now a favorite with many foreigners and Poles, including the President, Aleksander Kwasniewski. Here you can enjoy exquisitely prepared international cuisine as well as some wonderful interpretations of Polish classics, such as the Duck Fillet a la Zubrowka. At Wentzl you can be confident of an intimate and unique experience in this wonderful city. Krakow is waiting to be explored! Hotel Wentzl can be found in a splendid old mansion, known as the house 'under the blue lion' and later as the house 'under the painting'. A beautiful eighteenth century fresco of the Madonna and Child, which has inspired many legends amongst the Cracovians, has survived above the doorway. The charm of these bygone years is ever present inside the Hotel Wentzl. Splendid beamed ceilings conjure the atmosphere of the past, and the rooms have been furnished in harmony with this wonderful heritage. Persian rugs and elegant polished wood furnishings create an entrancing ambiance, whilst air-conditioning, attractive bathrooms and complimentary Internet access will ensure that you can enjoy Old Krakow in modern comfort. Amenities providing by the property are Banquet facilities, Bar, Business center, Concierge, Conference facilities, Disabled facilities, Doctor on call, Dry cleaning, Internet access, Laundry service, Lift / Elevator, Lobby, Non-smoking rooms, Parking facilities, Reception, Restaurant: 1 - breakfast room, Room service, Safe deposit box, Secretarial services, Tour desk, Ticket's reservation (the Theatre, Opera, Concerts etc.), Restaurant's reservations and obviously property can reserve any other hotels in Poland. Breakfast Included.
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Berlin Krakow Sun 27 Apr - Sun 4 May Check rates
Gdansk Krakow Sun 27 Apr - Sun 4 May Check rates
Dublin Krakow Sun 8 Jun - Tue 17 Jun €240
Helsinki Krakow Fri 6 Jun - Tue 10 Jun €207
Warsaw Krakow Sat 3 May - Sat 10 May €87
Bratislava Krakow Sun 27 Apr - Sun 4 May Check rates
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Krakow highlights

  • Tour the Wiekliczka Salt Mine

    Visitors can escape the city life by visiting one of the most antique salt mines in all of Europe. The mine has a unique historic importance that has earned it a spot of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The tour goes down 64 to 134 metres underground with galleries of sculptures on distinct levels. The entire walkway is 2.4 kilometres and connects 20 chambers. The walk is not too difficult, and the tour ends at a souvenir and snack shop.

    Step Back in Time with the Communism Tour

    The Berlin Wall fell, but remnants of communism in Krakow are still alive and well. This tour takes visitors to many of the Soviet artefacts that still exist around the city. The Nowas Huta has most of the historical monuments that Stalin donated. Ironically, this district soon turned into a centre for resistance against the Communist government. The tour gives visitors a ride in authentic Trabant autos up to the districts centrepiece steel mill. A deluxe tour includes a documentary and visit to a typical communist apartment building.

    Take a Day Trip to Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains

    Guests can spend a day visiting some old mountain cottages atop Mount Gubalówka. Located at the base of the Tatra Mountains, Zakopane is the best place to be during the winter months. As a winter sports haven, a good amount of snowfall and steep inclines make for great skiing in the winter and great hiking in the summer. The tour visits the town of cute and folksy town of Krupówki. The boutiques, cafes, and restaurants provide the perfect spot for lunch before the last stop in the small, forested village of Chocholów.

    Stroll through Ojcow National Park

    Ojcow is one of Poland’s smaller national parks, and is located just 15 minutes by car from the centre of Krakow. The jewels of the national park are its incredible natural limestone rock formations. The most famous is the 25-metre tall Hercules Bludgeon. The park also has many different caves, and the scenic Pradnik river valley passes through the core.

Top Krakow attractions

  • The Wawel Royal Castle

    One of the most famous castles in all of Europe, the Wawel Royal Castle was the site for the crowning of all the grand Polish kings. The castle has over 1000 years of history, including historical artefacts from Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicist, and Modern styles. Many notable poets, saints, and Krakow bishops along with other national legends are also buried in this location.

    The National Museum in Krakow

    As the host of much of Poland’s diverse artwork, this museum contains contemporary paintings by many of the central European country’s most renowned modern artists. Visitors can start by seeing artwork from the 1890s and then continue on towards most unique types of decorative art, historical tapestries, and clothing. Check the museum’s schedule for its ever-changing temporary exhibitions.

    Krakow’s Juliusz Slowacki Theatre

    This theatre building was brand new in 1893, and modelled after the grand Paris Opera. The building has a style that evokes a gothic hospital combined with the look of a church cathedral that makes it a truly unique playhouse. During the 20th century, this theatre was the only place for citizens to see some of the era’s most important plays and playwrights. One such legend of the theatre is the painter and poet Stanislaw Wyspianski, who used this theatre for his incredible modernization of the stage design.

    Tour the Jewish Quarter

    The neighbourhood of Kazimierz has been the Jewish sector of Krakow since King Jan I Olbracht relocated much of the Jewish community there in 1495. For three centuries, this quarter became a centre for the Jewish Diaspora within all of Europe. Eventually, the town became a self-governed safe haven for refugees who fled distinct locations from all over Europe. The area has narrow streets with museums, exhibits, and a Synagogue from the 15th century. Today, the district has become popular due to a resurgence of cafes and bars.

Krakow holiday travel tips

  • Common Forms of Transportation

    Most of the exciting and interesting monuments in Krakow are just a short ride or walking distance away from the city’s centre. The historical area has pedestrian maps for a casual stroll; the Old Town and Kazimierz districts have horse cabs; and electric carts to shuttle visitors around. The city even has tours in double-decker buses.

    Public Transportation

    Krakow does not have an underground metro system, but it does have a well-developed public transportation system with trams, bus lines run by both public and private sectors, and commuter trains that allow travellers to go to and from the suburbs. One-way bus tickets cost about €.50 and can be purchased in ticket machines or at bus and tramway stops. The municipal bus tickets do not work on minibus services, and the €.50 fare is paid directly to the bus driver.

    Taxi Cabs

    Taxicabs are in abundance and of relatively low price in Krakow. Visitors should not expect to spend more than €30 for a cab ride in the city limits. There are at least 15 or more reliable taxi centres. Note that communication with cab companies by telephone can be difficult because very few may speak English.

    Driving in Krakow

    Krakow car hire is also a practical option. Despite being a relatively large city, Krakow fortunately does not suffer from too much congestion and finding a parking place is easier than in other similar European cities.

    Security

    Criminal assaults are reportedly on the rise, do not walk alone at night or in poorly-lit areas. Do not walk around with prominent jewellery or other flashy objects that might draw attention. Also, do not leave any personal belongings unattended. In bars, do not accept drinks or food offered by strangers.

    Make photocopies of all travel documents, including passports and plane tickets, in the case that the originals are lost or stolen. Keep the originals locked in a hotel safe with some cash. Also it is a good idea to have a mobile phone with some emergency numbers just in case.

    Road conditions are poor throughout the country, so be careful if driving. Public transportation is recommended. The possession and consumption of drug is illegal and punished in court of law.

Where to stay in Krakow

  • The best of the best when it comes to luxury and comfortable lodging, the Sheraton Hotel is a five-star lodging located near the Wawel Castle and the Wisla River. With its close proximity to many of the best historical city monuments, its beautiful glass roofed atrium and a 24-hour fitness facility, the Sheraton makes for a great stay. Rooms include all of the now-standard amenities, like high-speed Internet and a satellite TV.

    Another great and relaxing destination is the Novotel Kraków Centrum hotel, located in the centre of the city. The hotel is on the opposite side of the Wisla River from the Wawel Castle and just a walk away from Old Town. Take advantage of complementary Wi-Fi Internet, a brassiere restaurant with great Polish dishes, a swimming pool, and a spa and massage centre.

    For those travellers who are on a budget, a great lodging destination for the entire family is Logos hotel. The central location of this modern and well designed hotel makes is a desirable place for those looking for a quiet and relaxed destination. The hotel is located near the Old Town centre and Plantry Park, and the main market square’s close proximity makes it easy to go to drink a beer or coffee. Rooms are simple with bathrooms and amenities in good condition.

    For a legendary hotel located near the market square, check out Palac Bonerowski hotel. This hotel’s atmosphere is captivating with ritzy, luxurious architecture in the oldest and most beautiful neighbourhood in the city, and rooms have elegant style and grace with expensive furnishings and services.

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Krakow restaurants

  • Home to a variety of different ethnic groups, Poland boasts some of the world’s best traditional Jewish cuisine, which tourists can taste at the well-loved Ariel (Szeroka 17). Located in the Kazimierz district, this restaurant has been a popular spot for the Klezmer cultural renaissance. Some great Klezmer groups entertain visitors as they try plates of dumplings and Herring with sour cream, or maybe even stuffed goose.

    For great traditional Polish flavours, tourists should head to Kawaleria Szarza Smaku (ul. Golebia 4). Next door to the main market square, this restaurant has the atmosphere of an old country estate. The restaurant has a bar, dining room, and large banquet hall surrounded by hanging sabres, tapestries, and beautiful candlelit chandeliers. Great plates include the Pierogi, pork tender, and oszczypek cheese.

    For a more casual, café-like dining experience, head over to the Café Wierzynek (ul Rynek Glówny 15). Just on the other side of the Restaurant Wierzynek, this casual eatery has a cosy atmosphere and healthy bites. The menu includes salads, grilled meats, soups, and fish. Desserts also include low-fat homemade traditional ice cream and a variety of different teas and coffees.

    Europejska (Rynek Glówny 35) is a great destination for those who are seeking an upscale dining experience and diverse European cuisine. The restaurant is located in the old-fashioned Rynek building in the market square, and its bar has an English feel. Guests will take pleasure in the cosy and relaxed atmosphere, and summertime visitors can enjoy the outside tables on the Rynek that look at Mary´s Church and Sukiennice. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily.

Health & Safety

  • Vaccinations and hygiene

    No vaccinations are required to travel to Krakow. Water is not drinkable throughout the entire country. Reliable bottled water brands are Zdroj, and Narelle, and disinfection is recommended in more rural areas.

    Accidents and Health Problems

    The health infrastructure also varies around the country. Krakow has some very good facilities, while outlying hospitals in rural provinces may be insufficient. Before leaving on the trip ask about a European Health Insurance Card. In the case of emergency, dial 999. Good health clinics are Wojewodzki Szpital Specjalistyczny (12) 647 6666, Krakowskie Pogotowie Ratunkowe (12) 42 22 999, and Szpital Mswia (12) 61 51 610.

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