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Krakow Holidays & City Breaks

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Krakow Holidays & City Breaks 2020

Considered one of Poland's most beautiful cities, Krakow holidays are both an affordable city break and the perfect base to explore southern Poland. Having survived, mostly, the brutality of the WWII bombings, Krakow's preserved medieval and Jewish core is completely charming. 

There's an old-world magic to Krakow's narrow streets which bustle with a modern atmosphere. Chic vintage shops huddle close to the crumbling walls of Jewish cemeteries and the stately architecture on Rynek Glowny (the main market square) stand over the ramshackle bars and restaurants of a buzzing culinary and arts scene. 

Check out our centrally located bed and breakfast hotels which are popular in Krakow! 

Krakow is great for:

  • City breaks - Krakow is a bit of a latecomer to the tourism scene but is fast emerging as a tourism hotspot. With its proximity to ski resorts, holidaying in Krakow can deliver a great European city break but also a connection to more action-packed holidays just a bus ride away.
  • Last minute holidays - Krakow is a cultural and historical hotspot with a rich history to explore. There are a huge amount of museums to visit, ranging from Oskar Schindler’s Factory to the Pinball Museum. Krakow is a safe bet for a last minute explorative short break and will keep you busy on a long weekend.
  • Cheap holidays - You may have heard rumours about the cheap meals and drinks, including alcohol, you can get in Poland. Compare Krakow to London in terms of prices, and you’re in for a serious treat!

Krakow at a glance

Must-visit historical sites

Krakow’s Old Town, Old Jewish quarter & Wawel Castle

Sample the local food

Pair the traditional Pierogi (Polish dumplings) with Polish IPA

Fab shopping scene

Pick up some unique items from Kazimierz, the Old Jewish Quarter 

Hit the nightlife & bar scene

Krakow promises fun nightlife with plenty of bars & clubs to keep you going

Famous square

Lively Rynek Square is the largest medieval town square in Europe

Top attractions to visit

Don’t miss out on Wawel Castle & Wawel Cathedral

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Things to do in Krakow

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Things to do in Krakow

Things to do in Krakow

Krakow is a richly diverse city. With plenty of sights to admire, you'll never be bored with this fun packed list of things to do during your Krakow holiday.

  • Krakow's Old Town - Ornate architectural delights that highlight Poland's long and powerful history stand alongside small indie bars in the Old Town (Stare Miasto). Also, galleries display works of art by Krakow's creative youth scene.
  • Old Jewish quarter (Kazimierz) - Offers up restaurants and cafes on pleasant squares.
  • Wawel Castle - A fascinating mix of most medieval castle styles, Wawel was constructed by King Casimir III the Great between the 13th and 14th centuries, and stands to this day, as one of the largest castles in Poland, as a testament to the strength of his rule and to the kings that would follow him. Wawel Castle rests on a bend of the Vistula River. You can follow the path to and from the central districts of Krakow.
  • St . Mary's Basilica - Overlooking the main market square (called Rynek Glowny) the striking St. Mary's Basilica is unmissable. You'll pass it daily on your route from the Rynek towards other parts of central Krakow. Each time you pass you'll notice a new aspect to its brick facade and two slightly lopsided towers.
  • Rynek Underground - Beneath the Rynek square lies the Rynek Underground, a complex of underground routes that make up a series of medieval market stalls and chambers. Combining history and the 21st century, this interactive wander features holograms and information. Perfect for a rainy or chilly day.
When to go

When to go

Krakow is a city where the weather doesn’t affect the fun time you’ll have there. Making it a great city to visit any time of the year. However, if you’d love to experience lovely weather during your Krakow weekend break, the best time to visit would be during the summertime. Krakow can enjoy pleasant temperatures, although during this time the city will experience huge crowds as well. Additionally, if you’d prefer to miss the crowds, Krakow city breaks during March to May and September to October can be ideal.

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Most popular hotels in Krakow

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Krakow weather

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How far is Krakow from Auschwitz?

If you want to visit Auschwitz, the distance from Krakow to Auschwitz is around 40 miles (66 km).

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