If you book cheap flights to Krakow, one of Poland’s oldest and largest cities, it will be the first step toward a fun and cultural city break in Europe. Capital of the province of Lesser Poland, the city has long been one of the country’s leading lights in terms of culture, art and learning and is steeped in history. Krakow’s timeless Old Town, Stare Miasto, boasts UNESCO World Heritage site status and contains treasures including Rynek Glowny, Europe’s largest medieval town square. The city also has more than two million registered works of art, so no culture vulture should miss trips to the sophisticated city’s many excellent galleries and museums. On a Krakow holiday, you can also explore the former Jewish quarter Kazimierz, visit the stunning old churches of the leafy Zwierzyniec district, or gaze up at the imposing Socialist Realist architecture built in Nowa Huta during the communist era.
A Krakow flight means sightseers can take trips to stately Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral as well as the Krakow barbican, Slowackiego Theatre, the Wieliczka Salt Mine and many other sites. Those interested in Poland’s dark wartime history might wish to travel to the site of the former Auschwitz concentration camp, only around an hour’s drive west of the city of Krakow. A relaxing stroll through the Planty, a ring of pretty gardens surrounding the Old Town, is a great way to see the city’s greener side after arriving on direct flights to Krakow. A wide range of airlines offers Krakow flights to Krakow Airport (KRK), also known as Krakow-Balice Airport or John Paul II Airport. Departures are available from airports throughout the UK, so you can fly from your nearest airport and cut travel time and expenses on a fantastic holiday in one of the loveliest cities in Poland.