A holiday in Poland can be as complete as you want it to be. A visit to the Polish city of Krakow is very pleasant. This was the capital of Poland with over 6,000 historical monuments and architecture. The center of town is Rynek Glownuy with the big cloth hall where you will find the large tourist market and the National Museum of the Polish paintings. The citadel of Cracow in Wawel is located just outside the city center, it is well worth a visit as is the rest of the city. Another attraction is the Wieliczka salt mine, 700 years old and still operating. Auschwitz was a concentration camp during WWII. Though it is not a cheerful landmark, it's an impressive day trip for both young and old. From the holiday homes in Masuria
you can enjoy numerous lakes, dense forests and tree-covered hills. The great outdoors is not just for the hearts of nature lovers. You will also find here several historic buildings, including an impressive medieval castle and a lock.
Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to one of the national parks as Babia Gora National Park or Bialowieza National Park. The Babia Gora Park is located in the Beskid Zyqiecki with the highest peak of 1725m. You will find nature, forest fruit in the wilderness, but also many slopes. Bialowieski park is protected by UNESCO. There is a primeval forest, and the Orlowka river divides the park into two parts. These parks offer wonderful hiking and biking opportunities. In the last park the trees are 500 years old and 43 meters high. Nature, when it comes to flora and fauna, is well represented here.
An active holiday in winter is popular in Poland. You can find beautiful skiing opportunities in the Giant Mountains in Szklarska Poreba and Karpacz, in the Iron Mountains in Swieradow Zdroj, at Czarna Gora, in the Beskids in Szczyrk and of course Zakopane in the High Tatras. Zakopane is the most famous winter sports destination, nationally and internationally. You will find everything for an active holiday in winter (and summer). Activities such as snowmobile riding, skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing and a spa visit. In addition, you can eat here, you can enjoy the après ski in a cozy atmosphere. Although it is quite touristy, the village atmosphere is still preserved here. From the holiday homes in Lower Silesia
you will find a few interesting ski resorts such as in Karkonosze. Here are as many as 100 km of cross-country ski tracks and 30 km of ski slopes. The largest ski resort of Lower Silesia is Karpacz. This ski resort has several challenging slopes and lifts. The Polish people will warmly welcome you, all this for an even better holiday.
Impressive World War II sites with a holiday home in Poland
Poland is a beautiful country, with really amazing history and plenty of culture to entertain your next family holiday. Just imagine walking along its old streets, marveling at different attractions, silent witnesses of its tumultuous past. Admire medieval castles such as Wawel Castle in Krakow and a host of World War II sites like Hitler's famous Wolf's Lair in Gierloz and the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Reserve a holiday home in Poland on the Baltic coast and you can savor a fantastic beach break with the children, or enjoy nice walks in the Slowinski National Park, home to 140 km of well-marked trails. You'll have also plenty of opportunity for water sports on Poland's longest river, the Vistula, or at the country's largest lake, Lake Sniardwy in the Masurian Lake District. In Pomerania
you can enjoy a stay at the waterfront. Meanwhile, mountains ranges like the Tatras and Giant Mountains provide the perfect conditions for trekking, or you can simply relax among the tranquility of nature.
A holiday home in Poland is ideal for spending some time among nature and the country has some wonderful and varied natural conditions. At Lake Sniardwy for instance, the largest in Poland, you can enjoy a host of activities including sailing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing (You can rent boats and canoes in the small town of Mikolajki). In winter you can ice skate here or try "ice-boating". If you would prefer a forest adventure to water sports, the Masurian Lake District of northern Poland is also home to some of Poland's biggest forests, including Piska Forest, an ideal destination for a day of hiking. There's even a small zoo here, perfect if you're vacationing with children. If you are looking for more outdoor adventure, you should check out the mountains of Poland, such as the Tatras, where you can enjoy unforgettable winter sports or pursue a range of mountain sports during the warmer months. Going to the beach is not quite the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of Poland However, at the sunny Baltic Sea
this is more than possible, it's a lot of fun. You must be lucky with the weather but real beach lovers are certainly at home here.
A cultural experience
A holiday in Poland is basically an affordable way to discover the culture of Europe so for those who are passionate about the historical heritage of the Old Continent, visiting this country will definitely be among the top ideas. Begin your cultural experience here with a trip to Krakow, voted the cultural capital of Europe in 2000. Despite several wars, this city contains a host of wonderful cultural and historical attractions. In the heart of the Old Town of Krakow lies the Main Square, the largest medieval town square in Europe. At the edge of the square there is St. Mary's Church, the Town Hall Tower, the Draper's Hall and the Church of St. Adalbert. Krakow is also full of museums, monuments, churches and palaces. A holiday in Poland also gives you convenient access to famous World War II sites like the KZ Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin and the remains of the Krakow Ghetto. Or maybe you want to tour a practically endless number of castles, including the Royal Castle in Sandomierz and the Castle of the Masovian Dukes in Czersk. Take a journey back in time and experience a little something new.