Krakow is the second largest city in Poland and its previous capital. But where is Krakow? It is situated in southern Poland in stunning Lesser Poland region. Krakow keeps getting more and more popular among tourists from all over the world and it’s really easy to get here by any means of transportation! There’s been almost 7 million passengers using Krakow Balice Airport last year, you can fly here directly from essentially any place in Europe as well as many cities outside it and the airport is constantly developing new destinations so that Krakow can be accessible to everyone!
Even if you are visiting Poland but Krakow is not your main interest you should still consider visiting! There are flights and fast trains to our city from Warsaw, the journey doesn’t even take 3 hours so you can drop by even just for one day. You can easily travel from Gdansk, Wroclaw or Poznan as well. There are also trains to Krakow from Prague or Vienna so the choices are pretty much endless, they are just around the corner! Remember that we can pick you up both from the airport and central train or bus station.
Krakow is the perfect starting location for you if you wish to explore more of Southern Poland’s secrets as it has great train and bus connections, but we highly recommend using our services while traveling because it’s the fastest and most comfortable way and you’ll be sure you won’t get lost anywhere on the way! Just outside Krakow, barely 20 minutes away from the city centre by car (it’s even two times longer by public transportation) you will find Wieliczka’s legendary Salt Mine which is definitely a must see during your visit in Krakow. As it’s very close to Krakow even after your trip to Salt Mine you’ll have plenty of time back in the city to take a walk through Krakow’s Main Square.
Former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau is one of Poland’s most important historical sites and visiting it from Krakow is the most convenient as it is the nearest big city to Oswiecim where it’s located. Auschwitz-Birkenau is around 60-70 kilometres (37-43 miles) away from Krakow and if you choose to go there with our organised tour you will get there much quicker than by bus or train and you won’t have to worry about getting from the station to Auschwitz Museum. If you are staying in any other place in Poland, your options will be much more limited than in Krakow!
Krakow is also a great starting location for Poland’s winter capital – Zakopane (but it’s definitely worth visiting at any time of the year). The ride doesn’t take longer than two hours in good conditions and not everyone knows that such picturesque place in the Tatra Mountains is located just a little bit more than 100 kilometres away from Krakow. If you decide to go with us we can guarantee you will see all most beautiful and interesting spots there, all during a one day trip!
As you can see Krakow is not only the best city in Poland just because of its beautiful architecture and rich history, but it’s also a place from which you can travel to other unforgettable locations and you’ll be back before sunset. We encourage you to check our Krakow tours – we really hope we managed to convince you!