When you hear about the country of Poland, you would often think of Gothic cathedrals and salt-washed beaches of the Baltic Bays.
And though those are amazing places to see and experience in Poland, people don’t see it as much of a selling point anymore. So what else can you do in this country?
Well, that’s what we’re here for. To give you three things that you should definitely do in the country of Poland! And with low-cost airlines and cheap coach connections, you could say that this is the hottest destination to visit in Europe this year!
Hike the Tetra Mountains.
Are you the outdoor type? Looking to quell your thirst for adventure by going through rivers, wandering forests, and scaling mountains? Well, if that is more of your type, then Poland has the Tetra Mountains just for you!
These mountains rise to a mighty 2,655 meters above sea level which makes them every hiker’s dream! It’s also covered in fir trees and rock-ribbed hills so there’ll be plenty of challenges for the average hiker here.
And the best time to go hiking in Poland is in the summer. The warm sun mixed with the cool air will make the hike all the better. And when you reach the peaks of these mountains from the town of Zakopane, then you’ll know that trip makes it all worth it.
Wander the Krakow Old Town.
Considered to be one of the very first UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Krakow Old Town is one of Poland’s most famous attractions, and you should definitely drop by.
From the needle-like spires of St. Mary’s Basilica to the winding and weaving cobblestone alleyways, to the great Market Square and the half-remaining medieval Town Hall, Krakow Old Town is a town filled with historic attractions and breathtaking architectures.
Though there are some cases of people getting lost in this great Old Town, so make sure to get a guide to help you out. Otherwise, you might find yourself engulfed too much in this town’s jaw-dropping streets.
Try the Polish Food.
Take a break from the traditional McDonald’s or Starbucks and embrace the ever so delicious local food you can find around every street corner, trust me, you’ll wish you had!
Polish food often relies on novel pairings, so side dishes and seasoning alongside a meaty hero is the norm. So prepare to get your stomach filled every day, as the food here can almost seem a bit too much for people to handle.
Filling soups, dumplings, duck meat, goose, alongside vodka is a pretty common dish around here and will often be seen. And just by these options, you can already tell that you’ll find yourself full going back to where you came from.
Poland is a completely underrated country. With huge mountains, inspiring Old Towns, and mouth-watering local foods, you’ll wonder why it was underrated in the first place! So when you finally get to this wonderful country, now you know what things will make your stay all the more worthwhile.