Stay at a holiday home in Krakow – a cosmopolitan & modern city with a long, rich history
Krakow is the second largest city in Poland after Warsaw and as one of the oldest in the country you may just be amazed at the depth of the culture here. A combination of genuinely stunning historic architecture, sunshine in the summer, serene views of the Vistula River gently flowing by, friendly and hospitable inhabitants and delicious regional food make Krakow holiday homes a very attractive option for a break in Poland. This region has traditionally been a cultural centre of art and academia, similar to Normandy, the birthplace of artist Claude Monet. There are so many reasons to stay in Krakow holiday rentals, and here you'll discover it to be surprisingly cosmopolitan and vibrant and you'll gain an insight into the rich cultural history of this understated land.
Things to see and do while staying in your Krakow holiday apartment
Step out of your Krakow holiday apartment and come early to avoid the crowds and find out about its interesting story. The iconic Market Square (the biggest in Europe) is a sight to see. Whether admiring the impressive building, enjoying a relaxing drink or cruising around in a horse and carriage, this site is a must. For some history, visit the Wawel Castle. This 14th century Gothic castle is not only aesthetically pleasing, it has a fascinating history behind it and holds some of the best art exhibitions in Poland today. Czartoryski museum is strongly recommended for art lovers. The Jewish Quarter also gives an interesting insight into the history, religion and culture of a much persecuted but resilient and estimable nation. There are literally hundreds of other things to do and see in and around this spectacular metropolis.
For evening entertainment, there is a wealth of restaurants and bars offering traditional Polish cuisine as well as international favourites. Here, the bar culture is very much alive and Krakow night life is something quite special, whether you prefer jazz bars serving lovely cocktails or locally brewed beer
pa The Poles are famous for drinking spirits, especially vodka but in Poland you will come to appreciate the traditional flavoured vodkas which have a richer consistency and smoother taste. Have a night out in Krakow and find out why they should be equally renowned for their hospitality, as locals show genuine interest in you - don't be too shy to have a shot with them and be sure to try the classic snack, a Tatar. After an unforgettable night on the town, you'll be able to locate your accommodation easily, as this city is a manageable size for most people.
A trip up to Warsaw is easily manageable thanks to the different trains to the capital and is highly recommended if you want to spend some time in different cities. Why not travel to Slovenia visit Bratislava, Sofia in Bulgaria or head further West to Prague?