Krakow and Surroundings in Summer: Discover a Region Full of Surprising Adventures
In Krakow, the pearl of southern Poland, and its picturesque surroundings, an endless array of attractions awaits every tourist, regardless of age or interests. Although this region attracts tourists year-round with its majestic history, landmarks, and unique atmosphere, it's in summer when Krakow and its vicinity truly reveal their full charm. In this post, we'll suggest how to make the most of your time in Krakow and beyond during the summer months.
Start with an exciting trip to Energylandia, the largest amusement park in Poland. Here, among dozens of water and extreme attractions, everyone will find something for themselves. Admire spectacular shows, experience incredible emotions on roller coasters, and just have a great time!
2. Water Park in Krakow
When the heat becomes unbearable, nothing refreshes like a visit to the Water Park in Krakow. Immerse yourself in the bubbling jacuzzi, relax on the lazy river, and then feel a rush of adrenaline as you slide down one of the many water slides.
A completely different kind of escape from the sun is a tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Discover underground chambers and corridors, feel the coolness and humidity of the salt caves, admire amazing salt sculptures and learn about the history of salt mining in Poland.
Nothing is more synonymous with summer than a leisurely float down the river. In Krakow, you can take part in a cruise on the Vistula River. Admire beautiful views, relax on the deck, and feel the closeness of nature. And when you crave a tasty snack or refreshing drink, visit one of the barges turned into water restaurants – the taste of dishes and drinks takes on a whole new dimension there.
5. Forum Przestrzenie and Arena Garden
When the sun starts to heat less, the perfect places to spend the evening are Forum Przestrzenie or Arena Garden. Discover the taste of cold beer or a cocktail, watch the sunset, and feel the pulsating rhythm of the Krakow night.
6. Kryspinów or Bagry
If you miss a moment of respite by the water, head to one of Krakow's reservoirs: Kryspinów or Bagry. Relax on the beach, take a dip in the clear water, enjoy the sun rays, and recharge your batteries.
For nature lovers, we recommend a trip to Ojcowski National Park. Discover unique rock formations, walk among lush vegetation, admire picturesque landscapes, and simply breathe in the fresh air.
8. Stanisław Lem's Garden of Experiences
For families with children, the perfect place to explore science through play is the Stanisław Lem's Garden of Experiences. Children can test various experiments, understand the basics of physics, and just have a great time.
9. Outdoor Cinema
Summer evenings are the perfect time for an outdoor cinema. Krakow offers many such events, so check the local repertoire and go to a screening under the stars.
10. Tour by electric vehicle
When it's too hot for a walking tour, we suggest a tour by electric car. Allow yourself a moment of rest while the guide tells you about the history and interesting facts related to Krakow.
A must-do while staying in Krakow during the summer is a trip to Zakopane, a picturesque town located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Take the funicular up to Gubałówka Hill, where you can admire the breathtaking views of the mountain range. Feel the unique highland atmosphere and enjoy local culinary specialties.
For an unforgettable adventure that combines natural beauty and excitement, consider Dunajec River rafting. This traditional Polish pastime lets you navigate the winding river through the stunning Pieniny Mountains. Sit back and let the experienced raftsmen guide you while you marvel at the breathtaking landscapes around you. It's an experience that captures the very essence of Polish summer.
Krakow in summer is a true realm of possibilities. Whether following the traces of history, immersing yourself in culture, indulging in culinary delights, or simply relaxing amidst nature, this city has something to offer for everyone. We encourage you to fully discover Krakow using our suggestions.
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