Information about Poland

Land of plenty

In this section of the Poland Travel Agency, we provide detailed information about Poland including cuisine, art & culture and quirky traditions such as Fat Thursday, Wet Monday & the drowning of Marzanna.

A country with punctuated areas of immense beauty, Poland is situated in the heart of Europe. Historically, Poland has been designated as an Eastern European country; which was understandable during the Cold War; today, most Polish people identify as being from Central Europe.

Poland is much bigger than most people think, it is actually the 17th largest nation in the world covering 305,000 km² of land and 8,500 km² of water.

Contrary to popular belief, Poland is not always covered in snow. A few decades ago, it was not unusual for there to be snow for around 5 months of each year; however today, with the exception of the mountainous regions of the country, it usually only snows for 2 to 3 months during the winter. Yes, it can get very cold especially during January and February; but it also gets quite hot during the summer months with temperatures well into the 30’s.

Poland is a land of plenty, with broad plains, mountains, rivers, immense forests, 328 miles of coastline and thousands of lakes. It is also home to bustling cities, towns and quaint villages.

Affordable destination

When you visit Poland, the country’s capital city Warsaw should be on your itinerary. If there was ever a city to define resilience, have a huge respect for history and possess the ability to change personalities, Warsaw ticks all of the boxes. Almost completely destroyed during the last World War, Warsaw is a phoenix arisen from the ashes. In the city, you will find a widely-contrasting collection of architecture, Gothic, neoclassical, Renaissance & restored baroque in the Old Town and modern skyscrapers neighbouring socialist realist buildings around the centre. The most noticeable building in Warsaw is the ‘Seven Sisters’ style Palace of Culture and Science.

A city that actually managed to evade destruction during the Second World War is Krakow, the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Krakow is Poland’s former royal capital with many historical landmarks and a walk around the city provides visitors with a peek into the past.

Other cities of note can be found within Tri-city; which contains the cities of Gdansk, Gdynia & Sopot. These destinations are all located on the Polish seaside and are favourite holiday hot spots for Polish tourists.

Poland’s cities easily compete with other European cities in relation to what they offer residents & visitors alike. The difference is, Poland is one of the most affordable destinations in Europe. The country maintains its own currency and tourists enjoy prices that are very much cheaper than popular destinations such as Spain or Italy. The price of a good restaurant meal or a night out can often be half the price that you would pay in a European capital.

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Krakow certainly has a lot to offer and sightseeing, reading guides and walking along the streets is a great way to absorb the atmosphere of the city. However, to fully grasp Polish culture, you need to go one step further and try the local cuisine and learn about folk dances and music. 

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