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we think Kraków makes for an amazing city break - so much to do! Stay utt!

15 reasons to visit

amazing Kraków this year!

1. We've an amazing 1950s style flat at great price in the Old Town with a great castle view - sleeps 4. Completely renovated in 2013, snug all year.
Press to see our Kraków Old Town apartment - sleeps 4, pets welcome - Breaks under £200 all year round
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2. So easy to get to. Kraków airport (in white) has cheap flights to all these destinations. Also nearby Katowice airport has direct shuttles into Kraków and many connections to UK. Or Rzeszów airport is another near option. Or take the night train across Europe with a stop in historic Prague on the way!
3. The Weather! Kraków enjoys FOUR TIMES as many sunny days a year as the UK - warm summers & bright winters. See a little video of the city on a sunny day. Even when the snow comes in winter the days are often bright and sunny - and our flat is warm all year round.
4. Food! Poland has an amazing cuisine (including these apple cakes!). Vegetarians & vegans are very well catered for, and you can easily get a 2 course lunch with a drink under £4. Our favourite is grilled 'Oscypek' mountain cheese & cranberries.
5. The Prices! You'll find amazing value everywhere in Poland. Good beer costs £1>£2 in a central bar. Meals £2>£7. Museums £1>£5 Trams 65p. Vodka & amber are the best in Europe and affordable. Your suitcase will go back stuffed!
6.Travel half a mile underground to see the world famous salt mine at Wieliczka - a whole cathedral hand cut from saltrock crystal (with a spa and miles of decorative caverns - one of the greatest sights in Europe!). They also have a day spa if you have asthma/allergies.
7. The drinks...and the barmen! Have you tried a 'Tatanka' (Zubrówka vodka with fesh apple juice?) Hundreds of flavoured vodkas to try, and beer costs £1>£2 a pint - you won't find better value in the EU! Even if alcohol isn't your thing there is amazing real hot chocolate (thick!) and surprisingly good tea.
8. The Christmas Market runs from last week November to first week January and is just magical. Buy locally made cheeses, hot 'honeyed' beers, local crafts and candles, presents to take back home.
9. The 'Wawel' castle complex is simply fantastic - seen from, and just 5 minutes walk from our flat, you can easily lose a day in the Cathedral, the restored Renaissance palace and admiring Leonardo DaVinci's 'Lady with an Ermine'.
10. Make a pilgrimage to Auschwitz/Birkenau - a harrowing experience but a trip that many say everyone should do once in their lives. Tour minibuses leave just 50m from your door daily.
11.Breath the freshest air you'll ever know, in the Tatra mountains (an easy day-trip - buses and trains at least every hour to Zakopane). Ski, ski-jump and snowboard in winter.
12. The 'Rynek' main market square is the largest in all of Europe and has a fantastic atmosphere. Take a horse and cart ride around the cobbled streets of the old town, visit the museums on (and under!) the square or just people-watch from the dozens of cafes.
13. The Schindler Factory museum is a fantastic interactive state-of-the-art interpretative museum within the factory where Oskar Schindler (and others) saved the lives of many of his workers. Walk the streets where the iconic Spielberg film 'Schindler's List' was made in Kazimierz Jewish quarter.
14. Kazimierz - the old 'Jewish quarter' is just 5 minutes walk from the utt flat, and home to what must be the largest collection of cool and bohemian cafes, bars and restaurants in central Europe. Absinthe anyone?
15. The Art. Kraków is a city full of art...and artists. Check out Leonardo da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine', the National gallery or our favourite exhibition this year is the 'Forever Young'  exhibition of Art Nouveau art and poster design.
Click to see our Kraków Old Town apartment
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