Krakow, Poland is located near the Czech border in the southern part of the country. Millions of tourists flock to the city every year and this number is increasing annually!
Krakow is one of Europe’s best jewels. It is rich in history and architecture, has an abundance of restaurants and won’t damage your bank balance as badly as many other European cities.
In total, I spent 8 days in Krakow. I used airbnb to book a cheap apartment about a 10 minute walk from the city centre.
My Airbnb Discount Code:
There are many places to stay in the city center, but if you’re looking for something a little quieter and cheaper, I recommend just outside of the old town.
8 days was a good amount of time for me to explore the city, chill and do some work.
Here are some things you need to check out when you’re visiting:
- Krakow’s Rynek Glowny Town Centre
- Wawel Cathedral
- Wawel Royal Castle
- Kazmiers The Former Jewish District
- Lost Souls Alley
Two of the most popular things to do in Krakow are not actually in Krakow itself. They are half day/ day trips not too far from the city.
I don’t have the words to describe my visit here. It’s an important history lesson that any visitor to Krakow should not miss.
The Salt Mines were my most surprising part of my trip. I really wasn’t expecting much, but I was wrong! The structures and objects carved into the mine are incredibly impressive. It’s also a good history and science lesson.
So, there you have Krakow in a nutshell!
I hope to visit again this summer 🙂
Enjoy your trip!
Check out these handy resources to make sure you don’t miss anything in Krakow!