Why You Should Visit Krakow
Krakow is Poland’s second largest city where you can find everything from ancient history and world-class cultural institutions to lively bars and designer shopping. If there is one place you must visit during your stay it is the Old Town where you will find some truly stunning architectural and historical landmarks including the Wawel Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Those who enjoy strolling through new towns should walk the entirety of the Royal Way which will eventually lead you to Wawel Castle with many beautiful sights along the way. There are many exciting cultural events and festivals held in Krakow during the course of the year like the Krakow Film Festival or the Jewish Culture Festival, one of the largest of its kind in the world. You can also find plenty of shops and bars around the city, many of which are located in the old town district.
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Arriving In Krakow
Krakow Airport, known in full as John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice, is the second busiest airport in Poland located around 10 km from the center of Krakow. Consisting of a single passenger terminal, you will find everything you would need in the airport including a few shops, duty-free shopping and dining and drinking choices. In addition to this, the airport also provides free Wi-Fi for all travelers. There are plenty of ways to get from the airport into the city center once you have landed including by bus and train if you don’t want to pay for a taxi. The city itself is served by a public transport network consisting of buses and trams, while those looking for their own vehicle will find a number of car rental companies available at Krakow airport.
If you are looking to travel directly from the UAE to Krakow you will not be able to make the journey without making a stopover somewhere as there are no airlines providing direct flights. Thankfully the airport enjoys connections to many leading airports around Europe so there are many ways to make the journey with only a single transfer.
Krakow Travel Information
Poland is a part of the Schengen Area so UAE nationals will not need to apply for a visa in order to travel to the country. Winters in Krakow can see very cold temperatures below freezing and a significant amount of snow, although if you are visiting during the summer you can expect plenty of sunshine with average highs of around 24 degrees.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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