Poland is a large central European country (322,575 km²), located upon the Vistula, Oder and the Baltic Sea. Beautiful nature, historical monuments, respect for traditions, intriguing modern times, and hospitality are those elements that make our country very attractive for foreign visitors. The omnipresent modernity of contemporary Poland goes hand in hand with full respect for traditions and cultural differences of its regions. Poland is a country with diversified landscape.

Main cities

Big Polish cities are the main destination for many tourists. They possess a wealth of historical monuments, host famous people and offer variety of events. Polish cities are visited by businessmen and shoppers, and sometimes just play the role of an attractive stopover for travellers on their way elsewhere. Tour of Poland is a must today. Modern hospitality and recreation facilities, cosy pensions and private rooms, campsites, mountain refuges and youth hostels, riverside marinas, water sports gear for hire, golf courses and many other top attractions are awaiting those who have chosen Poland as their destination.

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Most visited regions in Poland

Pomerania and the Baltic Sea coastal regions
Poland’ s Baltic coast is over 500 km in lengh is awaitingthose who enjoy relaxing by the waterside. The great attraction of Baltic coasts lies above all in its beaches full of beautiful amber sand, often streching for kilometres which could be envy 0of many other countries, including those on Mediterranean.

On the Baltic coast you will find many popular seaside resorts like: Gdańsk, Sopot, Gdynia, Ustka, Świoujście, Łeba, Mileno, Międzyzdroje and more, located within the Coastal Landscape Park, Białogóra, Dębki, Karwia, Jastrzębia Góra, and Władysławowo. These towns function both as river ports and cultural centres, besides offering facilities for water sports. The beaches on the Baltic coast, set against a background of pine forest. The Baltic seaside resorts also make ideal bases for trips on horseback or by bike, tourists have been coming to the Baltic sea coast all year round.

Sopot Promenade – on both sides of the pier there is a wide sandy beach. On the sides of the Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street there are countless shops, cafés and restaurants. A well renowned Sopot Forest Opera has 4500 seats. In the summer months many performances, musicals and musical festivals are held here. To the east of Gdańsk only a narrow stripe of land separates the Vistula Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. The Vistula Sandbar belongs in part to Poland and in part to the Kaliningrad District (Russia). On the east coast there are some really impressive beaches. The reed on its southern side nests rare water bird species.

The towns Kąty Rybackie and Krynica Morska are popular summer resorts on the narrow land strip, Elbląg and Frombork, are connected with sightseeing ship routes across the Vistula Lagoon.

Lakes, Masuria – Land of a Thousand Lakes

There are too many attractions in Masuria to enjoy them all in one vacation: thousands of lakes and waterways, marinas for yachts, taverns for sailors, friendly fishing villages and equestrian clubs. The crystal clear waters promise pleasant bathing, and the abundance of fish species tempts anglers.

Most of the lakes in the region are small to medium-sized lakes, hidden deep in the forest, with high banks or shorelines overgrown with rushes and teeming with various species of water birds. Some of them, like lakes Sniardwy and Mamry, are very large. Others, like Lake Wigry, have fantastic shapes. Still others, like the small Lake Jaczno, captivate with the unique color of the waters (malachite green).

Not far from the Masurian lakes is the Suwalskie Lake District, with its smaller but equally charming lakes and picturesque watercourses. The region is ideal for those seeking peace and quiet. You can still find uninhabited islands here, perhaps try your hand at the kind of life Robinson Crusoe experienced!

Mountains regions

Fans of the mountains have all of the southern Poland to choose from. The mountains here range from the lofty Tatras, Alpine in character to the lower and more rounded Sudety Mountains in the west and the thinly inhabited Bieszczady Mountains in the east. Everyone’s fascination is Zakopane, a town sitting on the borderline between the high mountain medows and the rocky Tatra summits. Zakopane attractsmountain trekkers, skiers, artists and people who love good time.

The Karkonosze Range is a part of Sudety Mountains and the enchanted land of Lower Silesia. From the top of Mt. Śnieżka (1,602 m) overlooking the Polish side of the Sudety Mountains, enfolds a splendid view of the natural and man made wonders of this land. The network of signposted tourists trails ( 2,500 km) is well deweloped, still there are many secret places which will delight explores and seekers of treasures, especially collectors of valuable minerals.

The winter rest and recreation season in Poland is longer than in western or southern Europe. This especially refers to our northeastern regions and the mountain areas in the south of the country. The snow cover stays there from November till March, creating excellent conditions for enthusiasts of winter rest and recreation, skiers and other fans of winter sports. The amateurs of winter rest and recreation can choose from the ample offer that includes renown winter resorts as well as quieter and enchanting little spots, better suited for family holidays. Very attractive are also the spas located in the mountains, full of tourist attractions and organizing many sports and cultural events in order to make the stays of their clients more interesting. All visitors to Poland can find accommodation in comfortable hotels and pensions that offer delicious cuisine and high quality of services, always accompanied by traditional Polish hospitality.

Excitingpoland Team