During the winter, some of the sidewalks aren’t cleared of the snow that falls there so wear waterproof shoes. If walking is not your think, there are 15 stations around town where you can rent a bike, and you don’t have to return the bike to the same station. Most of the information about city bike rentals are written in Polish, but there are some third party bike rental locations that cater to English speaking travelers.
There are many trams and buses that travel back and forth through town, and the routes are located right on the bus stop or kiosk where you buy tickets. Whether you ride the bus or rent a car, you’ll spend a lot of time in traffic during the rush hour; the amount of traffic can be a nightmare. Rental cars are relatively expensive and hard to find. A better deal would be to take a taxi or get a car service to drive you around with the latter being cheaper.
Hotels near KRK
Hostels are cheap, and you can find plenty of them within walking distance of the main square. There are some campsites that offer a picnic area and lots of space like Camping Korona. Elektor Hotel may look old on the outside, but their rooms are renovated and its centrally located.
About Krakow Airport
John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice abbreviated KRK is in the city of Balice and is 6.8 miles (11km) west of the southern Poland city center. It serves over 2 million passengers each year. Krakow itself is the second largest city in Poland and older than most in the area. Located on the Vistula River at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, the population in and around Krakow is about 8 million. The town legend is that the town was built on the cave of a slain dragon that was slain by King Krak. It’s legends like this, and it rich historical culture that makes Krakow a place to visit.
Bagels or obwarzanek are a very important part of Krakow culture many street stalls will sell them. Pair them with oscypek a cheese from the Tatra Mountains. Pierogis are also traditional Polish food. Bar Mleczny is a cafeteria that serves traditional foods you will probably need a dictionary to translate the dishes. The prices are very low cost, and it remains very busy. It may not be the most optimal atmosphere because many unemployed, homeless, and university students eat there because of the price. At the large hotels in the area, you’ll find French meals are served; they are open to non-guest.
Things to do in Krakow
You’ll find most of the tourist attractions in Old Town, like the Wawel Castle. You can also take a cruise right next to the Castle. On Sunday check out the flea markets located at Plac Nowy or Mass in St. Mary’s Church. For a romantic time take a ride in a dorożka horse carriage. The city of Krakow is full of museums from the Contemporary Arts museum to the Schindler’s Factory Museum. If you feel like you need a guide take a free walking tour, they meet right in front of the St. Mary’s Cathedral.