If you want to visit Poland, Krakow is a great place to start. It is one of the oldest cities in the country, dating back to the 7th century. It is an important economic centre for Poland, as well as being renowned for its fantastic culture, art and academia.
The Old Town in Krakow is world heritage listed and contains a plentiful supply of things to do for the inquisitive traveller. There are a lot of tourist attractions here. For example, in the Main Market Square, around ten acres wide, you can find the 16th century Renaissance Cloth Hall as well as the 14th century Gothic Basilica of the Virgin Mary. Other attractions include churches and castles, as well as good nightlife and delicious restaurants.
As far as Krakow lodging is concerned, there are a lot of options around this area. In this historic Old Town, you can find many high-end hotels. These will provide you with all the comfort you could require, as well as easy access to the nearby attractions. Hotels here are often situated in buildings which themselves have historical significance or architectural value. So your accommodation may end up being an attraction in itself.
There are a variety of places to stay in Krakow, you do not have to stay in an expensive hotel. There are cheaper hotels, even in the Old Town, short term let apartments and great hostels. Hostels in Krakow can be found for anything from around 6 euros a night to 36 and higher. So you really can pick and choose what you want and how much you want to pay.
Short term let apartments are available in the Old Town, many for around 16 euros per person, per night. The amount of people which they cater for varies from 2 to around 13 or more. The website http://www.oldcityapartments.eu/en/ will give you an idea of what is available.
So there is a lot to be seen in Krakow. The city has so much history to offer and if you are interested in finding out more, there are a lot of great places to stay. For more information, visit Krakow My Destination, and have a great time.
By Rosalea Collinge