on the River Vistula, the ancient city of Krakow
is considered to be the 'Jewel of Poland' and
is one of the jewels of Europe. The title of
the 'New Prague' does not do Krakow justice
as it is a fantastic city in its own right.
It is one of the best preserved medieval cities
in Europe and is home to the oldest university
in Europe which, with over 100,000 students,
creates and fires up a superb nightlife.
is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site and
was voted the European City of Culture in 2000.
There is plenty to see and do in Krakow from
the cultural (Auschwitz, Birkenau, Wieliczka
Salt Mines, Wawel Castle) to the adventurous
(paintball, rafting, quad biking). Then, at
the end of the day, you have a nightlife that
springs to life with over 270 pubs, cafes and
restaurants in the Old Town which is considered
to be amongst the highest density of bars and
pubs in the world! Not only this but the beer
is good quality, strong and cheap! What more
could you ask for?