Discover Krakow

Krakow, one of Poland’s most popular and interesting cities, offers a fusion of unique tourist attractions, fascinating medieval architecture, beautiful cobbled streets and a hidden underground nightlife. Whether you’re a history buff or a party animal, you’ll just love exploring Krakow!

Be Charmed By A City Break In Krakow

From wandering the famous Market Square to discovering pretty shops and eateries down quaint side streets, you’ll always feel blown away by the simple charm of being in Krakow. It’s such a beautiful city, scattered with exquisite buildings to discover around every corner and bursting with unique places to visit.

The activities in Krakow offer something for all kinds of visitors. Think taking day trips to mind-boggling salt mines, sipping on cocktails beneath toasty heaters in the Market Square, zooming towards Wawel Royal Castle on group segway tours or browsing beautiful handmade goods at market stalls. You’ll never be short of something fun and memorable to do!

Currency: Polish Zloty

Language: Polish

Flight Time: Approx. 2.5hrs

Time Difference: GMT +1

Population: Approx. 780,000

Religion: Christianity

Take In Krakow's Rich History

Art and history enthusiasts will have the time of their lives exploring the Gothic architecture and world-class monuments dotted around the city, each holding their own precious piece of history. Krakow itself dates back to the Stone Age, so as you can imagine, you’ll never run out of historical treasures to see and learn about here.

Many tourists choose to visit Auschwitz on their trip to Krakow, to pay respects and learn more about the horrific events that happened there. There are plenty of organised trips to take you to the site, which is around one hour away from Krakow centre. As such a devastatingly huge part of world history, some see this trip as a must-do on their city break.

Also related to the Second World War in Krakow is Schindler’s Factory. The museum offers a fascinating insight into the place Oskar Schindler employed over 1,000 Jews so they could avoid an unthinkable fate at the hands of the Nazis. History buffs will want to make this top of their to-do list!

A Food & Drink Lover's Paradise

There are so many cafes, restaurants and bars in Krakow filled with all sorts of taste sensations, from chunky pretzels to every flavour of Polish vodka imaginable. Some of the most popular foods in the city include hearty meat dishes such as pork, goose and game, along with a range of flavoursome street foods and the classic Polish meal of pierogis.

The places to eat in Krakow range from lavish fine dining to authentic tapas cafes, and the bars offer chilled-out vibes and flowing drinks for great prices. There are fabulous places to wine and dine on the famous Market Square, or you can visit the Old Town, where it’s said there are more bars and pubs per square metre than anywhere else in the world!

Discover Unique Tourist Attractions

If you want to do something that’s a little different from the norm on your trip to Krakow, you’ll be spoilt for choice. One of our favourite picks is a visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where you’ll venture 327 metres into the ground and discover a wondrous mine filled with extraordinary sights such as chapels, chambers and saline lakes.

Aside from the spectacular salt mines, some other things to do in Krakow include checking out the fabulous street art in the city, making some feline friends in a cat cafe, visiting quirky miniature golf bars and browsing one of many museums (think pinball museums, illusion museums and more!).